• White cow on a beach in Chennai India.
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    Day Trip to Mahabalipuram

    Happy lunar new year! I’m starting the lunar calendar documenting the final day of Shasha’s and my trip to India last June. We spent it revisiting asian art history via a day tour to Mahabalipuram. This trip was booked at the service counter at New Woodlands Hotel the previous day, which included a private car rental to shuttle us directly from the hotel to wherever we wanted to go. I’m so not a day person though. By the way, that’s an amusing Threadless t-shirt I own titled ‘Cowboys and Indians‘ – you know, in an alternate history. Shasha and I had breakfast at Krishna Restaurant located right inside the hotel. This was where Rohit…

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    Monsoon Wedding in Chennai

    I had the privilege of attending a wedding in Chennai a few (read: six) months ago. Shasha’s friend Divya held a traditional Brahmin wedding ceremony there, and Shasha didn’t want to travel to India alone, so I jumped at the chance of this pilgrimage of sorts. The both of us had never attended an Indian wedding before either, so this was an experience of firsts for the both of us. Rohit, Divya’s fiancé, picked us up at the airport and so off we went in a taxi to what would be our lodgings for the next five days at New Woodlands Hotel. We were briefed on what to expect for our…