May 24, 2006

Fried Bacon-wrapped Cheese

Filed under: India — Chris @ 7:19 pm

Apparently, I had to come all the way to India—and spend a week and a half eating daal and chapati—to find the titular ultra-Atkins snack. Incredibly yummy, but also fairly nauseating.


Palace Grounds Wedding

Filed under: India — Chris @ 1:45 pm

I’ve posted some photos of a wedding taking place down the street from me, right this very minute. When I walked up to the gate, camera in hand, a man in a uniform invited me to come in and take a closer look. As I walked back out, the same man told me that taking pictures was “against their culture” and looked kind of upset. This was strange, because there was a professional photographer and videographer standing right there. I apologized, and told him I hadn’t understood. But here I’ve gone and posted the pictures anyway. If anyone is offended by this, or knows for a fact that this would offend the relevant persons, please let me know and I’ll take the pictures down.

If anyone asks, I’m from Denmark.


Filed under: India — Chris @ 12:23 pm



Filed under: India — Chris @ 12:21 pm

Well, yeah. Lots of dogs.


Filed under: India — Chris @ 12:20 pm

I haven’t seen any monkeys yet. (I’m looking at you, Kedar.)


Filed under: India — Chris @ 12:17 pm

There really are cows in the streets, but not very many. It’s unclear who, if anyone, owns them or why. I haven’t yet seen a cow and had my camera at the same time.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

Filed under: India — Chris @ 10:13 am

When your (quite nice but fairly stern) yoga teacher asks you to close your eyes and join him in a Sanskrit (?) prayer, which option is more culturally sensitive?

1) Concentrate on your breathing and keep your mouth shut, or
2) Mumble along semi-phonetically and try to follow the melody.

I’ve been trying Option (2), and I feel like a jackass.

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