As far as I have found, a love for India isn’t wrapped up in any one city or any one experience. Instead, it’s a thousand little things that have slowly folded into each other, into one overwhelming love for this fascinating country.
Posts tagged ‘Orissa’
“A kind of India happens everywhere, that’s the truth too; everywhere is terrible and wonder-filled and overwhelming if you open your sense to the actual pulsating beat.” –Salmon Rushdie “So what do you think of India so far?” It’s a question I’m starting to get a lot lately–from family, friends, even people I meet here [...]
“But, as the years passed, I began to mourn the loss of something I had known in the drawing-room of Marchmain House and once or twice since, the intensity and singleness and the belief that it was not all done by hand–in a word, the inspiration.” –Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited There was a lot [...]
Sonia isn’t impressed with my style. “You not having fun?” she asks. “Not comfortable in the water?” I look around me at the long sandy stretches of Orissa’s Puri beach and wonder what impression I’m giving. I assure both her and her cousin Pooja that I’m comfortable. More than comfortable. Having grown up near Virginia [...]