Category Archives: india

Invisible Cities

“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed … Continue reading

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Yes.

Sometimes I feel like I can’t really explain my life very well, even to myself. “Where are you from?” I sometimes answer with a lie – the easiest answer. “USA. New York”. People don’t really question that answer… I look … Continue reading

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Journeys in Jaipur

My parents came to visit me in Mumbai, to see where I live and what my life looks like. They stayed downtown in Colaba, where most of the touristy stuff is – the old downtown area. Immediately they noticed that … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales

Living in India is like living in a fairy tale.A Grimm’s Brothers fairy tale. Last week we were let out of school half a day early so we could beat the traffic home in preparation for Ganpati Bappa. It was … Continue reading

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Short Stories

It’s been a month. I’m acclimating a bit, but it’s re-climating here. The rains are officially “over” and it’s starting to get hotter and sunnier outside. I’m going to need a pair of sunglasses very soon.  Small stories. Last night … Continue reading

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Adjusting to the Climate

What can I write about? What is there to focus on – School, transport, food or the weather? Starting small and working big (I think…) begins with the weather. The mall during a monsoon, the Sunday of Eid. INSANELY crowded. … Continue reading

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The Beginning

Mumbai Beachfront I’m in India. In Maharashtra. In Mumbai. In my apartment, in my bedroom, laying on my bed, on my brand-new bedcover. Because I live here now. I have bought coat-hangers and a laundry hamper, and today I went … Continue reading

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