Diwali in Delhi

In contrast to my experience at Madrid Airport the other week (where I made it through security in less than five minutes), it took much, much longer at Delhi Airport. The man at airport security looked me up and down several times, and asked me the same questions over and over.… Read the rest

Flying from New Delhi to Madrid

If you gaze out the window of the Air India flight from Delhi to Madrid, there’s some truly wonderful landscape to behold. There’s an area (in particular) to the north of Baku headed towards Tbilisi, where the snow-capped mountains, combined with rolling clouds, that had me entranced.… Read the rest

Are We In India Yet?

There’s a terrific episode of “The Simpsons” where the family travels with Apu to India, and where Homer keeps repeating the line “are we in India yet?”.

Chuckling to myself, I kept saying the line over and over in my head, because it now makes sense completely.… Read the rest

Confluence Gala

You may (or may not) have heard of Confluence, the Festival of India in Australia. It’s a three month long cultural festival which is being supported by a number of organisations, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).… Read the rest