Author: Paul

Raj: I’m sorry. I know that they your reception was supposed to be about you, but … the moves, man! The moves! 😀 The lights were pulsing, the beat pounding, feet moving, hands waving, invitations to dance by young and old, lots of fun. Little did I know that my super smooth moves would elevate me to that of celebrity … but I was soon to find out … One of the most fun parts of an Indian wedding, to…

I can imagine that anyone who has tasted Indian food will realize that it is complex in flavor. It’s loaded with so many different spices, so many levels. It is so complex that it is nearly impossible to pair a wine with it. Instead, you just have to go with something simple, beer. 🙂 I’ve already spoken about the complexity of their traffic! Add to the this the fact that each state has their own language and many dialects of…

My friend, Raj, asked me: So, now that you’ve been in India for a week, what do you think of the traffic? As I had given this much thought prior to his question, I only paused a little: Well. It’s like some sick twisted video game that has no rules. You get one life, no rule book, and have to hope that you make it to your destination. He laughed and said that it was the best description that he’d…

Probably one of the most iconic images of India that I’ve seen is the Taj Mahal. My first stop in India was Agra, home to that iconic building. My time in Agra was very short, only a morning. Then, I would head to Jaipur. My guide told me that we could go whenever I wanted to, but that usually in the winter months, the Taj was shrouded in fog as its placement is right on a river. I selected 9:00…

I’ll start this post with a bit of commentary from the 1988 US Vice-Presidential debates: Quayle: Three times that I’ve had this question — and I will try to answer it again for you, as clearly as I can, because the question you’re asking is, “What kind of qualifications does Dan Quayle have to be president,” “What kind of qualifications do I have,” and “What would I do in this kind of a situation?” And what would I do in…

I’m working a little backwards here, but I’ll start the story of my travels with my travel home. In the US, to see something like this would stop traffic, perhaps call a news service to be called out, or maybe at the minimum, cause you to wonder if the circus was in town. However, in India, it’s just another normal day. People would honk their horn to let the “driver” know that they were going around and that would be…

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