Author Archives: ninagrandiose
This October 10 – 31, 2017, I will be leading a special trip to north India that will cover some of the most important places and sites in north India and some places that few visitors ever have a chance … Continue reading
The ubiquitous coconut holds an important place in the hearts, minds and daily life of all Indians, eclipsed only by the king of fruits, the mango. It is an essential ingredient in South Indian cuisine, featured prominently in the curries … Continue reading
It was a beautiful, clear morning in South India. I boarded a local bus to the next town where I could easily tick off my long shopping list. I was grateful to get a seat as this route gets packed, … Continue reading
Part of the urge to document theme.
Q Water Pots India is changing with such astonishing speed that I find myself in a constant state of wonder. In the West, this sort of change is known as progress. And it is about life becoming easier. There are … Continue reading
That little has changed in over a month is distressing, disturbing and of course, inconvenient. The timing couldn’t be worse. This is marriage season that is a big deal in India and a big cash business, it is planting season … Continue reading
One gets very good at waiting while in India. I feel badly writing anything negative about my beloved India but this situation is beyond comprehension!