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Mysore: Where we learn to appreciate the dichotomy that is India

Mysore: Where we learn to appreciate the dichotomy that is India

India is a country of contrasts. The rich, the poor. The schooled, the uneducated. The glamour, the squalor. And as we found out in Mysore, India is also the place of emotional dichotomy, a place where you can experience the lowest lows followed by the highest highs. Mysore gave us our first taste of this. … Continue reading »

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The realest Hindu temple we ever did meet

After Bangalore, Eaman and I, along with my mom, aunt, uncle and cousin piled into a car to drop us off in Mysore. But before we parted ways, my family took us to a very special place in the temple town of Nanjangud. This is the Srikanteshwara temple, a major pilgrimage site dedicated to Shiva … Continue reading »

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Eaman turns 29 in Bangalore and we celebrate x3!

My parents and I had been scheming Eaman’s birthday, which would be spent in Bangalore, since we were in Myanmar. Emails were exchanged, venues were called and what they came up with — my parents deserve all the credit — was a food-, game- and family-centric way for him to say hello to 29. The … Continue reading »

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Welcome to the motherland! A week off from backpacking, Bangalore-style

As we’re finding out, India can be a crazy place to backpack through, so we were extremely lucky to start in Bangalore, the southern city where my parents grew up and where much of my extended family still lives. And even better, my mom flew over from the U.S. to see us! My parents were … Continue reading »

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