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Vindaloo,Who Knew?

This is, or should I say was, a pork vindaloo.  I kind of forgot to take the before picture. It was rather tasty. Now, the mere mention of a vindaloo in the UK gives connotations of toilet rolls being placed in fridges and lager louts at the end of the Westgate run, a pub crawl…

Landing up in Landour

“A month long course!” They exclaimed, “but why go all the way to Landour, why not do it in Delhi?” Hmm, well let’s see shall we…….. In Delhi the temps are currently 39C, in Landour it’s 18C. In Delhi one is surrounded by buildings, here, the hills. In Delhi the air is of dubious quality,…

Books and Art

There is a new India emerging. I noticed the change when I came back 20 months ago. There are now opportunities that didn’t exist 15 or even 10 years ago. For this reason, I love this time of year. It starts with the Jaipur Lit Fest, now in its 10th year. Invariably excellent speakers, interesting…

Delhi Diaries: About Kalpana

“But you have to get a maid, you can’t survive without one!” This was the refrain I heard many times on moving to Delhi last time and one which I realised was very, very true. I was promptly found Flopsy by my landlady who was ultimately usurped by Kalpana –  for that debacle,read  https://memsahibinindia.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/dealing-with-house-staff-part-2-flips-flops-at-50-paces/ and that’s who…