travelling

Leh Logs: Day Three

September 19, 2006

We started day three hovering over Leh in a helicopter. Father had made this arrangement so that we would have the best sights. We traversed the Indus through the sky and I got some great shots at extreme angles. The pilot indulged all my requests to hover the craft at different angles so that I […]

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Leh Logs: Day One

August 31, 2006

The flight to Leh lifted off into the dry New Delhi sky precisely at 5.40 am. The previous night had been harrowing and therefore tiring. They had not let us enter the airport departure area because the day of the flight had ‘technically’ not dawned.(?) it was a question of security, they told us. Yeah […]

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For want of a few onions

September 25, 2005

The Staybridge suites have become a congregation point for all project hopping Indians visiting Lincolnshire, Chicago. Its true diversity and some part unity. Some experiences with desi guests leave much to be desired for it to be harmonious unity. These experiences leave you trying to confirm in no uncertain terms that you don’t identify with […]

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Rodest is from Haiti

August 27, 2005

Rodest comes with a cell phone growing out of his ear. Rodest likes Indian girls. Rodest likes spicy food…your typical teenager right?? Wrong! Rodest is a taxi driver and he comes from Haiti. In Chicago, if you are lucky, you find a taxi driver who speaks, then if you are really lucky, you find one […]

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A Greyhound Journey

August 5, 2005

If you want to know the true essence of the US of A, a journey by the Greyhound bus service is a must. Its like traveling by our ramshackle STs. You get to see the underbelly of the American way of life. You meet all sorts; from fiercely independent senior citizen fallen on bad times […]

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