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My nalgene bottle and I

Here in India I have to downplay the cost of everything to avoid ridicule. On a recent work-related endeavour in Delhi I bought a USB-powered desktop fan to sit under my laptop and cool it. It cost Rs. 1100, but … Continue reading

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A quick note on haircuts

My family holds me infamous for my history of bad haircuts. Iā€™m to blame for misdirected styles that come straight from a Tekken lineup. But hairdressers must share credit for the slanderous photo legacy that I left in my wake. … Continue reading

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Laptop woes

Yesterday my laptop broke. Not in the standard, oh, I have a virus…, or, maybe I can just reinstall windows…. Not even a quick format. It physically broke. Maybe I’m being dramatical (me? never!). The actual computer is fine, but … Continue reading

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Evening milk runs

Part of my daily routine is the milk run to Chachiyawas. I’ve spent all winter buying milk on a daily basis so I can have a glass or two in the morning. I buy one kilogram of milk for Rs … Continue reading

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A message home

I haven’t written home in a while. I wanted to write to you about my experiences in India. But my experiences are so interspersed and polarised; I can’t find a way to share them in an earnest manner. So instead … Continue reading

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Mornings in the Thar Desert

This is a journal entry, unedited. I rarely take my camera out other than at events and functions. My journal helps me capture experiences. If I could record this moment, I would. It’s perfect. I’m waiting for the bus. It’s … Continue reading

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Hunger

I’ve never been so hungry as I am here. Not now, not before dinner, but all the time. For my slim build ā€“ my cravings for meat and my super-metabolism ā€“ food here just doesn’t work. Yesterday I visited Mayo … Continue reading

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