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My Many Indias. Part 6: Goa, Malvan Coast and goodbye India, I’ll be back!

Goa is where I “go back” to when I go to India. It is where my parents live. I know, lucky me! There’s the incredible surf and sand bit that everyone visits Goa for. But here’s some of the less … Continue reading

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My many Indias. One last Bombay post

On my last day in Bombay, I visited Khotachiwadi, an old neighborhood with Portuguese-style houses in a labyrinth of little lanes. When you are inside this little neighborhood, all the chaos and commotion of Bombay falls away. The lanes are … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Bombay: Crawford Market, Victoria Terminus and Flora Fountain

Such lovely names: Crawford Market, Victoria Terminus, Flora Fountain, Hornimon Circle. All these places  have new official Indian names now, but there’s something charming about the old British names. They have a lovely ring to them. Crawford Market was, until very … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Bombay: Babulnath and Dhobi Ghat

Babulnath is where my grandma, uncles, aunts and cousin live. I’ve visited here since I was a little kid and it was fun to sketch some of the scenes I’ve known for a long time. This is the tyre-puncture-repair-walla, the … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Part 4: Tirunelveli

Deep in southern Tamil Nadu is Tirunelveli, where I visit on every trip to India. It is where my husband Hari grew up and where his parents and grandparents still live. To me, there are two Tirunelvelis. One that exists … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Part 1: Getting there, Bangalore

Getting from San Jose, California to Bangalore, India is a 30+ hour trip in itself. Lots of time for sketching. But I mostly slept and watched the odd movie. Just had to throw in a sketch I always make: my … Continue reading

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In transit

And finally, a set of sketches that didn’t fit neatly into a category-sketches I’ll call ‘in transit’: waits at airports, mega-long flights across the Pacific Ocean, people snoozing in lounges between flights.  

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Away from the madness: 2 days at the mango farm

If you haven’t eaten a warm Alphonso mango in the summer, you haven’t eaten a mango. I haven’t eaten one in 12 years now. My parents own an alphonso farm, but I only visit in the winter when the trees … Continue reading

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Goa: a week at the beach

We spent a week in Calangute, at the beach, with my parents visiting us almost everyday. The kids loved it: sand, warm water, icecream sellers on the beach! I’ll stay out of the water if I can, so I sat … Continue reading

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Delhi

Spent just 2 days there, now I want to go spend a whole winter there, staying in a barsati, sketching everyday. What a city! Stop1: Early morning at Isa Khan’s tomb. I found a sunny spot- no sitting in the … Continue reading

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