Category Archives: Pune

The Last Hurrah (Expat Week #083)

You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself. ~Ella Maillart Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings. ~Hodding Carter During … Continue reading

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My Coffee Shop (Expat Week #077)

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. ~Cheers Theme Song   Apart from my home and my office, the single place I have spent most of my time in India has … Continue reading

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Chai Wallah (Expat Week #068)

When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small … Continue reading

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The Monkey People (Expat Week #055)

If you look at the monkeys, you can learn many things about the men; if you look at the men, you can learn many things about the madness! ~Mehmet Murat ildan   I have always been enchanted by monkeys. From … Continue reading

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Playing Holi (Expat Week #052)

Holi is a time to reach out with the colors of joy. It is the time to love and forgive. It is the time expresses the happiness of being loved and to be loved through colors. ~unknown It is fitting … Continue reading

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Face Art (Expat Week #044)

I have never been aware before how many faces there are.  There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke I am powerfully drawn to human faces, drawn to … Continue reading

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Masked Maidens (India Week #033)

Masks are elaborate and everyone has one. It takes a while to get to know people. This doesn’t make them mysterious, it makes them like everyone else. ~Donna Lynn Hope   I don’t recall seeing them on my initial visit almost … Continue reading

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