Archive for April, 2011

Varanasi and Amritsar

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

I’ve been to two of the holiest places in India – Varanasi and Amritsar.

These are also the only two places I have seen gun shops.

Cricket World Cup Final

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Realising I would miss the match as I would be traveling back to Chennai, I changed my flights and met up with some friends in Delhi.

We celebrated every four and six with a shot of vodka. Lucky it wasn’t 20/20.

After a shaky start, India came through and won the game. I persuaded our group to take to the streets – proclaiming “Its like 1966” which was met with blank expressions.

We made our way towards the centre of town – but before long were stuck in traffic and the celebrations spilled onto the streets and onto cars. We got out and partied with everyone – dragged into numerous testosterone filled circles of dancing men.

Men Singhing

Men Singhing




Monday, April 25th, 2011

Long distance Clara

That’s a lot of people. . .

Friday, April 1st, 2011

More people now live in India than in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan and United States combined.

…and that’s not an April fool