Regarding Temple Elephants and Child Rights

    “There’s an elephant blessing people on the other side of the street.” I […]


It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…

In the past three to four months, I think I’ve finally obtained “neighbor status” in […]


Random Acts of Kindness

Complaints roll effortlessly off the tongue. When I was talking to my family the other […]



…Autowallahs in Chennai are well known for their arrogance and general practice of drastically over charging. They never use the meter and most people who live in Chennai simply stopped requesting meter usage or expecting a fair rate. It is customary to simply haggle for a rate that is close to being reasonable. This particular autowallah wanted to charge me Rs100 for a Rs50 ride. Therefore, the negotiations began…


My Cat Eyes in Chennai

I can’t believe how fast time is going. I’ve already been in India for a […]



It all started by running in heels. I spent my first few days in Chennai […]

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