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Hijras in Chennai

A few days in Chennai, in a magnificent hotel, with an old friend from my days in Savannah was a nice way to almost end 2013.  We were back in Bangalore for New Year’s Eve.  True to ourselves, we didn’t … Continue reading

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Eight years’ salary

I went to settle our bill tonight, or at least the charges we have accrued until now.  The people at the front desk had kindly informed me that we were over the allowed limit, and although they trust their customers, … Continue reading

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Tractor in the rain

It’s a pretty sweet feeling when a woman at the store doesn’t believe you have only been in the country for 5 days but thinks you have already spent 2 years here!  It warmed my heart.  And that was necessary … Continue reading

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Tuk Tuk… the video game

Tuk tuks are fun.  They are everywhere.  They are green and yellow and will take you anywhere.  Voom voom, they zoom through traffic.  Honk honk, they go where they want. Tuk tuk number one belongs to a nice man who … Continue reading

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I am home

The feeling that you’re about to enter another world starts in Frankfurt.  You’re waiting to get on a plane for India, and you know which gate your flight leaves from by looking at the people waiting in the area.  You … Continue reading

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