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Rajasthan: India’s Land of the Kings

Rajasthan: India’s Land of the Kings

  Rajasthan is India illustrated in all its fascinating colors—its tribal people, their laid-back lifestyles and cultural richness, the hilltop fortresses, the exotic fairy tale palaces, the colorful bazaars, the foods and aromas and, most of all, the stark contrast...

Of Love And A Longing

“People and their cultures perish in isolation, but they are born or reborn in contact with other men and women, with men and women of another culture, another creed, another race. If we do not recognize our humanity in others, we will not recognize it in...

The Day of Two Birthday Cakes

The phone rang. It was Babu, our tour director, on the phone saying, “Mrs. Winn, could you come down here immediately? I have to talk to you right away.” Lynn turned to me and said that Babu was here and he wanted to meet us immediately downstairs in the...

The Ruins of Hampi and Vijayanagar

Each summer, we make a conscious decision to make a trip to India as a family and come back to the U.S. feeling totally refreshed and rejuvenated. To be able to absorb and assimilate two different cultures, traditions and values and love them equally is indeed an...

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...