Making Chai

Posted on Oct 16, 2017 in India, Personal | No Comments
Making Chai

This weekend, I made masala chai. When I was in India last year, it was one of the small revelations that made that trip so special. I remember standing on a Bangalore corner with Kabir and Abishek, exhaust fumes from auto rickshaws perfuming the air, sipping cardamom-spiced sugary milk tea doled out from large metal […]

Erasing the World at Kodaikanal

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 in India | No Comments
Erasing the World at Kodaikanal

When I was in India, Kabir and I spent a weekend escaping the hot city, fleeing south to a hill station in Tamil Nadu called Kodaikanal. From there, we hiked a short stretch to our accommodation in a tiny village called Vattakanal, perched on the edge of a valley filled with relentless white fog. We […]

Reflections on Bangalore

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 in India | 2 Comments
Reflections on Bangalore

I went to India for two reasons: to travel somewhere very different from where I’m living, and to see Kabir. Kabir is an old friend from college and he’s been telling me about his home city of Bangalore for a decade now. After we graduated from school, I lived in Boston and he in Brooklyn, […]