By Invitation Only

By Invitation Only

The sun was just about to pop above the horizon with the usual sudden explosion it made in the mind. The rock under our bare feet as we climbed the carved steps was still cool. No matter what time of year, in this part of India, they never would be cold. The white...

Wrestling is for Real?

I was sitting at the long polished table, playing with the spoon in my chai. There were two things I liked about what was going on at the moment, and two things that I didn’t. First, I liked the chai: cooked milk, masalas, and sugar added in the proportions that I...

Who is the Tailor Lady?

Every time we go to India, my wife likes to get some clothing made. This isn’t as posh as it may sound to Americans who haven’t traveled. In India, the clothing you get made for you is cheaper than clothing you buy off the rack. This is, of course, discounting the...
My First Visit To A Real Bollywood Theater

My First Visit To A Real Bollywood Theater

I was pushed like a pebble in a seabed. The crowd around me had real physical waves moving through it, rows of heads rippled up and down as I tried to keep my eyes above the surface. Eventually we reached the entrance to the big building. The crowds never went away...

Letters

COMMITMENT TO DEMOCRACY? It is indeed ironic that the Bush administration has decided to deny the wishes of the people of India, Germany, and Brazil for their countries to have permanent seats on the U.N. Security Council. All three nations are major democracies with...