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Monthly Archives: June 2011


This says a lot about the lack of infrastructure here in Bangalore… The Hindu reports on a project to build a “Skywalk with lifts” in the city. It’s a footbridge. Given that you’re taking your life in your hands when crossing a busy road here, it’s difficult to believe that they previously met with a “cold response”. Maybe people enjoy the danger element.

Still Here

Happy Solstice! Today is the Summer Solstice in the Northern hemisphere — as good a time as any to reflect on the last half year. Last Friday it was 6 months since I came out to India. Obviously, daily life is now quite different in many ways. I now live in a big flat with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3 balconies. (But still practically zero furniture!) More to the point, I have space for a garden outside which is […]


  So the monsoon has arrived, it’s now officially “Rainy Season”, and the weather has cooled down quite nicely. I have to say that when I was reading weather reports and predictions for when the monsoon would arrive, I was either picturing some huge, monolithic weather system arriving here at a particular moment, or the onset of glorious warm rain and everyone feeling glad to be out in it — if not dancing in the street like they do in […]