India posts

Travelin’ Ghee Show.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I took over Sanjay’s crib in Oakland while he’s been traveling throughout Asia, the last 2 months. I wish I could’ve joined, but it didn’t work out this time around, I needed to stick around the States. 2010 for sure!
Here are some great shots from the past couple weeks. Chillin’ on the mothaship….

Pimpin’ with Ashim [...]

Jessica Simpson Goes Native

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Jessica Simpson was in India filming for her new reality show “The Price of Beauty.” We were going to write something snarky about her going native but others did a better job.
She’s also sporting a bindi which is the final nail in the coffin for her country music career because there are [...]

The Big Picture – Recent Hindu Festivals

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009’s The Big Picture has a feature on recent Hindu festivals. The comments are almost as good as the photos.


Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

“Yesterday the moon passed directly in front of the sun, causing a total solar eclipse that crossed nearly half the Earth - through India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China.
It was the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting as much as 6 minutes and 39 seconds in a few areas.”
Check out these [...]

Smile Pinki

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Smile Pinki on HBOby HBOclips
Born with cleft lips in one of the poorest regions of rural India, five-year-old Pinki and 11-year-old Ghutaru are ostracized and ridiculed for their condition. While surgery to correct the defect is routine in the U.S., it is a distant dream for them and their families - until they meet Pankaj, [...]

Ghee Y’all

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Sorry for the late post, I got back home from Houston late Sunday night and got thrown into a pile of work on Monday.
The trip down to Houston with Sanjay was a blast, but I didn’t take too many pictures, oops.
It started with a bang, we thought the Taliban got on board our flight, but [...]

Counting cows and other animals

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Two hours into counting and here’s what the leads look like:
Congress-led alliance:225
BJP-led alliance: 149 (is the cow looking a little less petrified?)
Janata Dal and Communisty Party-led alliance: 70
RJD-led alliance: 32.
There are 543 seats altogether.
In Orissa, Navin Patnaik has emerged as a winner without tying up with either Congress or the BJP. Neither Congress nor the [...]

Amazing Race In India

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Our favorite reality show The Amazing Race made a stop in India two weeks ago. While in Jaipur, contestants had to navigate the city in taxis and autorickshaws (a lot of “DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING?” accompanied with the head bobble), gather feed and carry water for camels and of course comment [...]

First The Nano, Now Ink?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

The Itinerants of Mumbai

Monday, March 16th, 2009

A collection of photos of the nomads of Mumbai.

Matchboxes From The Subcontinent

Saturday, February 7th, 2009


No correspondence

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Who says one man can’t make a difference? It took only one man to turn me from a faithful reader of the New York Times to someone who looks at all their articles with the kind of suspicion generally reserved for … I dunno, pap smear tests. This one man has had his articles on [...]

Check Your Local Listings

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

We almost missed the PBS series The Story of India, hosted by Michael Wood due to the 24-7 coverage of the inauguration. Check your local listings for times.

Side Ponytails? We Invented ‘Em

Friday, January 16th, 2009

If you were a teenager living in the United States during the 1980s, you probably had a side ponytail or knew someone cooler than you who rocked one. Well, it turns out side ponytails (and its variation shown here) were de rigueur for Indians in Kerala as documented by in the book by [...]