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 »
The School of Life
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 »
We were driving around Delhi yesterday when I saw a man walking with a colorful structure covered in shiny cloth. I immediately took the phone to click his picture, what made him approach our car. In whatever time a red light takes to turn green, he asked us for money … more »
Siesta time in Delhi
It’s New Delhi, the mercury’s hit 45 (113 for our American friends) and there are no customers because no one wants to venture outside. He looks left, he looks right and decides that this is his opportunity. It’s actually a good thing that he doesn’t have to pedal in this … more »
The Wedding Series 1/4: everyone arrives!
That Indian weddings are a huge event, that we all know. I mean, I thought I knew until I started experiencing it by myself.. because one thing is being a guest, and another very different matter is to be the star of the show! Although most Indian families have weddings … more »
Incredible India! Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the madness
As our auto rickshaw arrived at Ajmer’s Bus Stand to drop me off, my stomach was churning and my heart was beating fast. I had been travelling with friends in Rajasthan for about a week, and they were about to take the train back to Delhi and head home. I … more »
India amazes me every single day. In the good, the bad, the funny, the colorful, the smelly, the ugly, the humbling, the tasty, the smiley, the spicy, the bitter… and even when it comes to something as mundane as electricity! This electricity post spotted in Old Delhi is not one … more »
And then the dog did a back flip..
That’s what the old man probably said. Today’s photo takes us to Chawri Bazaar in New Delhi. We had our wedding invitations printed here as there are a dozen or so shops that specialize in that kind of thing. The place could not have been crazier! Chock full of people … more »
Gora coming through!
A couple of years ago, on our way to Thailand, we transited through Mumbai airport, in India. Here, there are separate security lines for Gents and for Ladies. As Ashray went to the alpha male line-up I was left alone by the Ladies X-ray machine. I was the only one … more »