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A Lasting Memory

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

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Men in Skirts or How I Long for a Lungi

My love and admiration for the lungi, Indian male version of the sarong, was immediate and all-encompassing and I started to wear it at home as lounge-wear . From its comfort and simplicity, versatility and multifunction to its unique designs, … Continue reading

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Life Outside in India

It is always such a welcomed change that in most of India, especially small town India, no one is self-conscious about sitting outside and doing whatever they feel like or have to do. For some it is just watching the … Continue reading

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Flower Garlands in India

Flowers take on legendary importance in India, especially the use of garlands. Flower garlands decorate statues of Hindu gods or murtiĀ  as part of their rituals and denote respect. Many gods have a flower that is specific to them. Wedding … Continue reading

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A Hindu Priest Blesses a Motorcycle

India has the ability to stop you in your tracks to the extent that you can even forget what you were doing or where you were going. This is just what happened to me when I passed this Hindu priest … Continue reading

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The Pleasures of Shopping at Jayalakshmi

The elegant way that Indian women dress is often a surprise to the casually dressed westerner. Whether she is dressed traditionally in a saree or salwar kameez, she is always matched to perfection with a carefully selected saree blouse and … Continue reading

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Masterji the Tailor

I Love Tailors Having spent many years in India designing and producing my own line of clothing, I came into frequent contact with tailors from all over India. Even when I wasn’t officially doing business, I was drawn to tailors. … Continue reading

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