Archive for November, 2008

an accident

November 9th, 2008

On the road Saturday we passed this truck that had tipped it’s load.

riding on the metro

November 9th, 2008

After all the action yesterday, we took it easy only venturing as far as Canaught Place to spend money at Fab India and ride the Metro then cap the day off with dinner in honor of a baby’s first birthday. Delhi’s Metro is like another country. It is shiny and new, and someone taught everyone […]

it was worth the eye poking

November 9th, 2008

We drove to the Taj Mahal (pronounced Tahhj Meyal), yesterday. It is roughly 200km, 4 hours drive from Delhi on a highway. Just like in the states, small towns have built up around the main road. In India, this is dangerous as it means that a constant stream of people, horse carts, jalopies powered by […]

call to pray

November 8th, 2008

Delhi has a well established Muslim population – according to one site, close to 12% of the population. Three times a day, cars and mosques blurt out the call to prayer. Muslims come in droves to the nearest mosque where prayer mats have been laid on the ground in the street. No one but the […]

eating out in Delhi

November 7th, 2008

For the most part, I’m not as in love with Delhi fair as I was with the food I ate in Bangalore. Everything here seems to have a strong diesel note to it. Everything from the water and air to the food. In the food, it could be the overuse of asafoteda, a finishing spice […]

Delhi at night

November 7th, 2008

One of the benefits to staying at this hotel for so long is we get the hotel car for 4 hours. We employed it to “take us to anything lit up at night.” Which brought us past Red Fort – a giant fortress that looks as though it takes up 1 square mile, Parliament and […]

our office

November 7th, 2008

Our office is on the 4th floor and has a patio overlooking the shops below. Here’s the view: Here’s a closeup of the cafe and barbershop

as though there were any other

November 6th, 2008

shave and a haircut

November 6th, 2008

200 rupees. They are like Starbucks – one on every corner.

my view

November 6th, 2008

It just occurred to me that I didn’t take pictures of my view. I’m on the 7th floor just below the smog belt. That is a gas station and a major road, and what I believe are houses. I’m unclear on who lives in that kind of house – I’ve been told upper middle class […]

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