Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

  These were times to try men’s souls, just prior to the Civil War in our country. This is probably one of many such stories of men and women rising to the occasion to do the right thing. It is … Continue reading

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Holy Cow

Mother Cow is the queen in the pantheon of sacred Indian animals. In fact, she stands head and shoulders above the rest. There are group all over Indian demanding the government name the cow as the national animal to replace … Continue reading

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Washington Park Troy , New York

Forest gardening is the world’s oldest form  of gardening, and dates back to 10,000 BC! Enough history. .. . This lovely garden is  in the center of the block on which I live. As you can see from the sign, … Continue reading

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The Most Exotic Marigold. . . . . .

Giant flat bowls of marigolds greet you at the entrance to the House of MG, Ahmedabad’s Urban Heritage Hotel, found in the chaotic heart of the old city.  After all, these perky golden blossoms mean good luck and happiness. Because … Continue reading

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Ahmedabad’s Manek Chowk :Market by Day, Crowded Eatery at Night. .

Manek Chowk is the central square of Ahmedabad’s oldest district, The Pols.  During the day  it is the liveliest market in Ahmedabad where fruits, spices, traditional steel kitchen and table utensils are sold as well as a section of bright Indian fabrics. … Continue reading

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An Indian Dream House?

                      Magazines are filled with pictures of the  homes of the rich and famous.  They seem to fly off the shelves at the market. Even today, I drove through a lovely … Continue reading

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Tiny Indian Squirrel

Though it looks like our chipmunk, this is a  squirrel found only in parts of  India.  We noticed them scooting up the trees and across the lane where we lived in Ahmedabad.  The  first significant encounter I had with this  tiny animal … Continue reading

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