Monthly Archives: June 2005

100% digital images

Unencumbered by artefact, the digital images from Lisa’s camera are now online. Eventually I will get around to making the page look nicer and also add a section for my film-bound images. . . .

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Reflections on development

I must confess that many of my thoughts about India are still rather inchoate and flexible, but after talking to friends and coworkers about India it’s time to get around to some of those questions I had before leaving. A … Continue reading

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Motherland

Important note about viruses: I have become aware that this site was infected by one of the computers we used in Delhi (via something called a “SQL injection”). I’m doing my best at getting rid of this infection, which only … Continue reading

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I gotta get outta this place…

Tomorrow we have a 34 1/2 hour day, leaving at 6:45 AM and arriving around 4:00 PM after 18 hours in the air. I’m charging up the PDA so it will be juiced enough to last until at least Heathrow, … Continue reading

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and He shall smite the wicked …

Hi all, Lisa again. First, let me send assurances that I am feeling better … not 100% but better. The fever is gone completely and the hacking cough I’ve had since our first day in the desert (breathing sand is … Continue reading

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The reception

Lisa tells me that she’s feeling a bit better — though obviously not 100%. We’ll see if she contradicts this story in the post that she’s writing a couple of computers over. I did in fact join three other white … Continue reading

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The wedding

It’s official, Nirmala and Jayram are married. Last night (Thursday) about sixty people attended the formal, multi-hour, multi-venue engagement. This morning they had the actual marrage ceremony. I am told that there are more tradition-bound events to follow, but that … Continue reading

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Lake Palace Hotel

From the 13th to the 15th we were in Udaipur in Rajasthan, staying at another palace — the Lake Palace, where the Maharana of Udaipur used to entertain guests. In pictures, the water comes just a couple of feet below … Continue reading

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Rajasthan

First of all, thanks everyone for your comments. I seem to have to manually approve all of them, so sorry it takes a while for them to show up. We’re in the final stretch of our pre-wedding travel, and we’re … Continue reading

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Taj

I shouldn’t have watched Lisa write the entry, because now I’m having trouble thinking what to write. Since our last installment, we spent a bit more time in Shimla up in the Himalayan foothills. We had intended to post some … Continue reading

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Random musings

Hi all, Lisa here today. As we’ve travelled through the many scenic byways of India by train and by car, I’ve had some time to think about what we’ve experienced so far. Lots of time to think … it’s a … Continue reading

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Delhi and Shimla

These dispatches have finally caught up with real time. Lisa and I are in a crowded internet cafe in Shimla reconstructing the last few days of India. India is a remarkable place. It’s not clear to me whether it’s what … Continue reading

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