Monday, June 29, 2009

Jai Ho!

At the India-Pakistan border, I couldn't help feeling as if the true, patriotic and historical background of the ceremony had been lost amongst the overpriced fans sold by 9 year old boys, or the warm cans of Coca Cola sold only in the "Westerners Only" section of the grandstand. Amongst the thousands of people there that night, I'm pretty certain that a large majority, like myself, were only there as it was something to do on a Thursday night, or to tick it off their "India - Must Sees!" mental list. The age old Indo-Pak rivalry however was there in full force, with each side deliberately and somewhat childishly shouting over one anothers patriotic cheers and songs, and even the flags of the 2 nations - however, coincidentally - not once flew fully at the same time, one always outdoing the other. I wanted to go there, proud of being 'Indian,' having lived there full time for 2 years, but I don't know if it was the unbearable heat or the pushy older women, but I left feeling disappointed, once again, of how India conducts itself domestically, and towards other nations.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Impossibly Cool

I literally can't explain how much I love this photo taken by The Sartorialist. His outfit is such summer perfection. I especially love the statement jewellry he's wearing so casually and the handful of cigarettes, his phone and what 

looks like a ticket to what I can only assume from his style, is an incredibly cool event.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm loving Summer '09

It amuses me that our garden has been so unloved for so long that 
daisies grow through the paving :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Home Improvement

My Dad, decking his garden - April 09

A 'Decorator," painting my Indian apartment building - April 09

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Weekend In the City

British National Rail, Hitchin Station

Indian National Rail, Ludhiana Station

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Sneak Preview

 This is what I missed the most during my two years in India.

This is what I miss the most now I'm home.