Thursday, November 27, 2008

I Love Mumbai

I know they are only buildings, and the true horror is the murder and hostage-taking inside, but these places are like old friends in the hearts of Mumbaikars and those who have visited (such as myself) or have dreamed of seeing with their own eyes. I just thought I'd put photos of these places when I visited in August 2007. To see what is happening now, such as the fire over the Taj and the bloodshed inside the station, look elsewhere and more importantly, read what's going on.

Update: Suketu Mehta, who wrote the amazing 'Maximum City,' has this excellent contribution to the New York Times on 11/29.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It Tells a Story:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Prez Predicktions!

With football games, weather systems, grade schoolers, and all the other strange superstitions Americans use to divine elections, I forgot to mention that I too have an unusual way to predict the next president: Put a picture of my candidate on one window of the car, and see if it gets smashed.

It was the other window that got smashed! Awesome!

Granted, my car is a Japanese subcompact and I only need 11 gallons/month, so it could have just been Big Oil freaking out.