Monthly Archives: October 2013

Elephanta Caves/Island

When we got to the island and discovered exactly how long and how steep the climb (including 120 stairs) was – Beth and I opted to ride in the chairs.  Well, ride isn’t exactly it, we were carried.  Beth asked … Continue reading

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Last full day with Beth and Joel in Powai…

We’ve had a leisurely b-fast (eggs benedict with smoked salmon instead of ham…yummm), grocery shopped for dinner (homemade minestrone soup w/ garlic bread and salad), and now in the midst of doing all of my laundry 🙂 Cannot believe I’m … Continue reading

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Pictures from Goa

On the drive there.  It really is much more like a jungle than anything I’ve seen so far – the palm trees are huge! The buildings are painted with color as compared to all the nuetral in Mumbai. The casinos!  … Continue reading

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Thoughts before I leave Goa…

Goa – Walking around Goa on my own brought a flood of feelings/issues/thoughts/etc. to the surface.  I didn’t really feel scared but certainly ‘on guard’ and a bit uncomfortable.  As Mary Omwake used to say, if your palms aren’t sweating … Continue reading

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Sitting here on a Sunday afternoon and suddenly there is

VERY LOUD MUSIC coming from the apartment next door.  Apparently there is a rehearsal  happening.  So Beth jumps up and says c’mon let’s go next door and see if we can see what instruments they are playing.  We know the … Continue reading

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I love my little camera…

Photos of the Dandiya dancing on the last night of Navratri celebrations from the balcony 20 floors up.  ” ‘Nav’ means ‘nine’ and ‘ratri’ means ‘night’. Thus, ‘Navratri’ means ‘nine nights’. There are many legends attached to the conception of … Continue reading

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Six weeks

I got on the bus at the Greyhound station six weeks ago today.  And now I’m sitting in Mumbai, India. It still seems surreal to me. There is a cyclone bearing down on the east coast of India that is … Continue reading

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