As my departure date nears, I am realizing that I’m not quite ready. Passport—Check! Visa—Check! Plane Ticket—Check! Hotel Reservations—Check! TV dinners for husband stocked and ready in the fridge—Check! Still, I have a few more things to do and somehow I got hit with an overtime project to write about Volt/VAR this weekend. Don’t know … More My Walkabout
Can anyone keep up with the news of the day? I’m giving up everything and digging in. I thought at first: just ignore it, everything will sort itself out. Who am I anyway, just a peon, a nobody. My opinions don’t matter, not in the big picture. I’m not rich. I don’t have millions of … More HOLY Cow!
Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity; By Katherine Boo, @ 2012; An audiobook read by Sunil Malhotra. Abdul, 16 or 19, no one is sure not even him, has been accused of beating and burning a one-legged woman. The police are coming to get him, and he is hiding in a small shed … More Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Introduced and Translated by Eknath Easwaran; @2007 Nigiri Press, 275 pages. Dhammapada means “the path of truth, righteousness.” These are the teachings of Prince Siddhartha Gautama once he became the Buddha. If you’re like me, some if this may need a bit of explaining. And since I am new to Buddhism, I will probably get … More The Dhammapada
What would travel be if it didn’t have constraints? I’m constrained by where I have to be and when. I’m constrained because I don’t speak Hindi or Marathi. I also can’t read the script of either of these languages. I’m constrained by my poor mathematical abilities. It frightens me to divide anything by 67. I’m … More India Trip: The Overview
I want to see it all, but I can’t. In planning this trip, I feel tinier than an ant. And, I realize that I’m not going to be happy if I’m in a cab the whole time. So the things that I’ll see, I’ll have to see in area chunks. Also, I may get tired, hot, … More Mumbai Tour 1 — Slashing the Itinerary