Monthly Archives: December 2013

Slum People, not Dogs!

First, I need to apologize for using the pejorative of slum dogs for these dear people. That was the title of the Time article and I was not thinking. A few years ago when Slum Dog Millionaire was released, many … Continue reading

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The Real Sum Dogs of Mumbai

This is a video of Dharavi, the most talked about slum in the world. It is located on one square miles of the most desirable land in Mumbai in the densest population in the world.  The land is worth ten … Continue reading

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Best Moment Award

“Awarding the people who live in the moment, The noble who write and capture the best in life, The bold who reminded us what really mattered… Savoring the experience of quality time.” Presented by Carolyn Malone, carolynmalone.wordpress.com My most sincere … Continue reading

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Itinerary of North Trip

Bathing in the Ganga as the sun rises on another day. . . . . . People have asked where we visited., so here you can see the itinerary. We went to the north first, which was a mistake. When … Continue reading

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Poinsettia

Poinsettias were used by the Aztecs  to produce purple dye and early cosmetics.  The white milky sap was uses as medicines to treat fevers.  Today we call that sap latex! The  first introduction of these beautiful flowers north of the … Continue reading

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One Solitary Life

This photo was taken by my son, Chris last weekend when he an his family visited New York City for the Christmas festivities.  As you can see, the shot was taken from seats in the auditorium of Radio City Music … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve at St. Peter’s Basilica,Rome

This is St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy, the largest church in the world and the headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church. which has 1.2 billion members across the world.( Interesting, that number is the estimated population of India. . . … Continue reading

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Piazza Navona Christmas Market

Piazza Navona Christmas market in Rome  is  on the list of best European Christmas Markets.   It is on the ancient site of the Circus of Domitian and has the shape of a stadium because of the games played  there … Continue reading

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Befana’s Italian Christmas

This is Befana,the Italian mother Christmas. Traditionally, she is the one who delivers gifts, but the date is  not December 25th but on Epiphany, which is January 6th. You may know the expression “mamma mia” which is an Italian expression … Continue reading

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Squirrels in Winter

Winter skeleton trees straining for the kiss of the sun. If you look very closely, you will see some nests high in the branches. I have to confess that it has not been very long ago that I noticed the … Continue reading

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