Club Med-itation

Pune may be a microcosm of India: traditional and modern all at the same time.  And it seems well represented vis-a-vis the things that bring foreigners to India or put…

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Wonder All Around
rickshaw traffic

Wonder All Around

Ok, so let me backtrack a bit here.  I am a bit embarrassed to say that I was prepared to find India hard to love.  Perhaps that's an understatement.  I…

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Bollywood or Bust
shooting Apna Sapna Money Money

Bollywood or Bust

Yesterday I had a very Bollywood day -- Bollywood being the Indian movie industry headquartered here in Mumbai. As often happens here, a casting agent showed up at my hotel…

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City Maximus
Taj Mahal Hotel and Gateway of India - Colaba neighborhood, Mumbai

City Maximus

According to a number of surveys I am now in the world's most populous city, Mumbai (i.e. the city formerly known as Bombay). I read Suketu Mehta's Maximum City before…

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Let’s go fly a kite
flying a kite from the rooftop in Ahmedabad

Let’s go fly a kite

Greetings from Gujarat.  I'm in Ahmedabad - which, to be honest, I'd planned to transit and then I figured I needed a break after 10 hours of bone-rattling bus travel…

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