Update: So a few hours after publishing this post, Kicksend support replied to me apologizing profusely for everything. They re-instated my comment on their blog and offered to give me a full refund for my purchase. It’s unusual that it took a blog post to get their attention however they … more »
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Namaste and welcome to Ashray’s homeland!
From the top of the Himalayas to the South where things get even spicier, we’re going to take you on a tour of our beloved India.
It has been over a year since I put together “The Yummiest Blog Post of the Year“. As a fan of food (or food porn whenever actual food is not around), I like looking at photos of delicious meals from around the world. Ethnic food, weird eats, indulgent sweets and … more »
A few years ago I spent a summer in Mozambique for work. I was there shooting a documentary for Al Jazeera TV and this allowed me to meet a lot of people for our interviews. One of them, a singer from Mozambique, wanted to be friendly and bought a coconut … more »
Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India, you could liken it to Christmas in the west or Eid in the middle east. It’s famously known as the festival of lights but like all festivals in this modern day and age it’s celebration has shifted from what it originally … more »
As the weekend is around the corner, I thought I’d ask this happy dog in Goa, India, to help me out with Photo of the Day. Do you see how careless and joyful he looks? Maybe we should all try and take the weekend to relax, do something we like … more »
That India is a funny place, we all know by now! No matter where you look or what you do around Incredible India, there is always some source of entertainment nearby. Could be the way things look, peculiar things people do or simply the contrasts between different traditions, tastes, senses of humor… … more »
Half way between the cities of Chennai and Pondicherry, in Tamil Nadu, sits Mammallapuram (also known as Mahabalipuram). Famous for its grand stone carvings and structures, this town dates back to the 7th/9th century and it’s one of the oldest examples of South Indian architecture within the Dravidian style. This … more »
A couple of days ago we were in Delhi, walking the dog near the building where Ashray’s Mom lives. As the dog approached a little bushy area near some trash, a massive rat jumped out and then I jumped even higher! I freaked out and cursed the monsoons when rats, … more »
In life you’ll often come across a lot of stuff that takes you aback. It’s important to pause and listen but it’s also important to learn to filter the signal from the noise. You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. … more »
Indianism’s are always amusing when traveling around India. It’s considered very aspirational in India to speak in English or write in English. This becomes evident with numerous signs around the cities advising you of things in sometimes hilarious English. There is the occasional sign at the back of a truck: … more »