I'm spending the holidays in Tallahassee, Florida, which happens to be the town from which the Whitis family, the winners of Good Morning America's "Our Lights Are Better Than Your Lights", hail. I'm not only in the same town as this Christmas lights attraction, but approximately three doors down from it. When my family and
Today's a day off from work, so I can't complain. Nevertheless, I thought I'd "celebrate" Republic Day by following up on the BMC demolition drive. It seems that the BMC wants to delist slumdwellers from the voter rolls because, in essence, once their homes are destroyed they no longer have addresses. And, without an address,
Several weeks and a new year since I last wrote, the tsunami has wreaked unimaginable havoc in Asia, though, luckily, not in Mumbai. Many of my friends and family, as well as many people I've never met before, have gotten a good lesson in geography, which has resulted in many more emails and calls than
No one ever said finding a Christmas tree in Bombay would be easy. But that's exactly what we set out to do this past weekend. It was hot and muggy again on Saturday, probably around 85 to 90 degrees, when we hopped in the car around 11am. Our driver had tipped us off to a
Bombay has been incredibly merry for the past several weeks because of Ramzan (aka, Ramadan) and the run-up to Diwali. In fact, Bombay has sort-of lived up to its name: BOMB-Bay. Neighborhood kids are setting off massively loud fireworks at all hours of the day, and the boom can be quite disconcerting to the uninitiated.
Alas, the Yankees couldn't pull it off against the Red Sox last night, er, this morning. So, the only thing that could possibly soften the blow of a Yanks loss is...a day off of work. Woohoo! Tomorrow is Dussehra here in India and it's a national holiday. So, two four-day weeks in a row..and Diwali
I would be remiss if I didn't also mention before I blog off that today marks the 135th anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi's birth. So, here's a nice link to the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya (aka Gandhi Museum). Peace.