Travel

Dealing With Schooling

A lot of things have happened here since I last wrote. We are still waiting for our stuff to arrive. In the meantime, schools have started. Our son Maithreya is five and a half. He finished preschool at the Santa Clara and Sunnyvale parent participation schools (it...
Guyana

Guyana

“Born in the land of the mighty Roraima/ Land of great rivers and far stretching sea … ” are words sung in drunken glee by relatives of my parents’ generation. The song tells of the land of my birth, Guyana, a place called “back home” by my...

View from a Bamiyan Buddha

I vividly remember balancing in a bitter wind on the head of the tallest standing Buddha in the world. The 175-foot climb to the top of the stone Buddha was long and arduous, leading around the back and sometimes into the depths of the vast statue. Emerging at the...
Delhi Diary

Delhi Diary

My family moved to India when I was seven years old. My father worked for an American company, which transferred him to New Delhi to continue his work as a buyer. Our family was American, but we had lived in Madrid since I was three months old, so the only language...