Category Archives: India

VTP: India

This post is part of a monthly series of eye candy at Fly Brother, imaginatively named VTP (short for Vintage Travel Posters). We’ll see how travel companies and bureaus have been enticing people off the couch since international leisure travel … Continue reading

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A Diwali Story ~or~ Check the Local Calendar for Holidays Before Booking the Flight

This year, the Hindu holy day of Diwali fell on October 17th. This year, my twelve-hour layover in Chennai, formerly Madras, fell on October 17th. As with most religious holidays such as Eid (end of Ramadan) or Hanukkah, Diwali—the Festival … Continue reading

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Delhi Denizens

Dry and monstrously big, India’s capital city houses over twelve million people who, despite sprawling over 570 square miles at the apex of the Indo-Gangetic plain, still seem stacked on top of one another. The New Delhi train depot served … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Faces of the Taj

So, enough personal foolishness; back to the trip: Following what most guidebooks recommend, I hit the Taj Mahal (attractively pronounced “Taj Mel” by the locals) a little after dawn, before the balmy air in the ancient military city of Agra … Continue reading

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Puttin’ On the Ricks

In India, there’s often just too much traffic for an American-style SUV to go barrelling through the streets of Mumbai or Delhi. So, they’ve motorized an Asian transport icon, the rickshaw: originally a two-wheeled wagon pulled by a runner to … Continue reading

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Mumbai’s da Bom, bay-bay!

Steamy and sensual, a masala of disparate peoples, faiths, and tongues facing the Arabian Sea, Mumbai (still called Bombay by many of its residents) sprawls in languid grandeur like a vine-covered statue of Lakshmi in repose. At once chaotic and … Continue reading

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From the AV Room: "Chicken and Waffles Fit For a King"

Cross-cultural hilarity from the Bollywood film Singh is King (featuring outtakes with director “Ala-Wishous Simmons“:

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