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Latest Blog Posts for Mr. (and Mrs.) Luth Go to India

  • Commonwealth PracticeNext month marks Delhi's "arrival" on the international sports scene when the Commonwealth Games begin. While these games aren't the Olympics, they're similar in nature and require the same types of logistics, planning, and construction, al...
  • The Not So Hidden Motivation of an Indian Rental Car Driver
    on Sep 6, 2010 in Kerala Drivers Travels
    While in Kerala, the itinerary included flying into Cochin where we stayed a couple days, driving four or five hours south to Kovalam, and ultimately flying out of Trivandrum, which for all you fellow geography buffs, is very near the southern tip of...
  • Net, Line, and Sinker
    on Sep 6, 2010 in Kerala Fishing Travels
    One of the more unique sights in Fort Cochi is the Chinese fishing nets that line the waterfront. Not being on too much a sightseeing mission, it was the one thing I wanted to make sure we saw but figured it would be a quick stop for some photos and...
  • Expats and Locals
    on Aug 30, 2010 in Misconceptions
    Here's a link to a blog I follow with an interesting post that attempts to answer the question (as definitively as I've seen and much better than I could have answered), "Why don't expats hang out more with locals?" http://delhibound.blogs...
  • The Wounded Rickshaw
    on Aug 28, 2010 in Gurgaon Observations
    While waiting for the car yesterday, I saw a bicycle rickshaw slowing pedal past that was hauling a rickshaw that had obviously been involved in some sort of accident. The wheel was bent to hell, kind of like what a bike looks like in the "after...
  • Open Letter to My Sisters
    on Aug 25, 2010 in Misconceptions Rakhi
    Dear Anne and Sarah, Recently at work a colleague brought to my attention a festival named Rakhi. The thing that caught my attention the most about this festival, in this colleague's words were, that it was basically a day when for sisters and brot...
  • Slowly Learning Hindi - Update #2
    on Aug 23, 2010 in Perceptions Drivers Hindi
    On the way to the office this morning, I received one of the more thoughtful gifts in some time that didn't involve multiple flavors of Crystal Light from a very surprising source. My trusty driver Kailesh, whose English courses the wife decided we'd...
  • The Relapse of an Indian Tailor Addict
    on Aug 22, 2010 in Visitors Delhi Tailor Adventures
    After years of hearing about the glories of his wares, listening to stories of his famous clientele, and reaping the benefits of others' visits, I finally stepped foot in Grover Cloth and Tailoring House in Khan Market on Saturday afternoon. For tho...
  • Indian Poker
    on Aug 22, 2010 in Visitors Gurgaon Adventures Drivers
    While on our "looksie" trip in November, the wife and I were playing an innocent game of gin rummy in the Crowne Plaza lobby and were quickly told to put the cards away as it was basically considered gambling. As a result, I had no intentio...
  • Ozone Fitness Center for the Audibly UnimpairedNearly three months after the renovations to the gym were scheduled to be complete (yes, there was a sign posted saying that the mess and noise were regretted but should only last another week; however, that sign was posted in mid-May), they finished...
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