A few days ago we finally rented our own scooter. It was an exciting moment because I have fantasized many times about owning a scooter and driving around in Italy (kind of different to India). So, yesterday I attempted to ride it for the first time. I had never tried to ride any kind of motor bike before, but I thought it was pretty easy to ride a scooter.
Did you know that Coriander and Cilantro are the same thing? Read on…
During my Indian cooking experience as an observant, I wanted to learn the names of the ingredients in Marathi and Hindi. One of the first ingredients I learned was kothimbir, green herbs that are used in my house pretty much daily. I smelled them, and they smelled just like cilantro to me. Continue reading
I saw a greyish/brownish cat in my backyard a couple weeks ago. I decided to buy some cat food and leave some in the backyard every day. For many days the food disappeared but I never saw who was eating it. I know there are a couple cats and dogs around. Continue reading
While in rural India, I was invited to Vaishnavi’s 19th birthday. Shekhar picked me up in his scooter at 6pm and we headed to town where Vaishnavi lives. I was staying in the outskirts of the town/city. This was my first time attending a traditional Indian style birthday celebration.
Today, Josh, Shekhar, a rickshaw man and I went to town to see the mechanic because Josh wanted to know more about the insides of the rickshaw. I decided to come along just because. I took a few pictures of these mechanics working, but I got bored quickly. I wasn’t very interested after 10 minutes, maybe because I am a girl. Continue reading
Nikita, left and Vaishnavi, right. (Photo by Josh)
Today, another little adventure showed up on my door.
Around 5pm, two girls knocked on our door and asked to come in. Nikita age 11, and Vaishnavi age 10 happen to be our neighbors. I was actually in the bathroom when they arrived, and I found Josh and these two girls in our porch drinking cokes. Continue reading
Today, I went to Shekhar’s friend house so that the grandma would teach me how to make Kheer, Indian rice pudding. It has quickly become one of my favorite Indian desserts.
When we were ready to go, the girl wanted to ask me something but she was shy. I saw Shekhar and her talking in hindi infront of me for a while. From their body behaviour I could tell Shekhar was telling her to tell me, and she would giggle and make shy eyes. Eventually they both asked me if I had time to stay, and I said sure. Continue reading
We live about 100 feet from the train tracks. Trains come about every hour , which we don’t really mind during the day, but as you can imagine it is not very pleasant at night, AT ALL. Josh almost lives with earplugs, but if I sleep with them, I wake up with a headache. Continue reading