Wandering Wunkers


I came across this article today from the New York Times, a quick bit on the Israeli population that has originally come from India. Rather than fully assimilate, they have kept some Indian traditions – the bride in the article talks about having a traditional henna ceremony & a ladies’ sangeet before the Jewish ceremonies. It’s an interesting and quick read, but one thing that stuck out for me was this: What you… Read More

Whether you’re curious about India, trying to get a feel for the place before moving, or interested simply in expanding your horizons, it can be difficult to weed through the data and find the useful things. Here’s my list of what I’ve found useful: Recommended Reading Wanderlust and Lipstick: For Women Traveling to India (Beth Whitman, Amy Scott and Elizabeth Haidle): A quick but useful read for packing, culture notes and experiences… Read More

I’ve started reading some of the online editions of local newspapers for our move to India. There are some English-language newspapers published online (The Hindu, Times of India, Hindustan Times, and the Garhwal Post) and I’ve been getting their RSS feeds sent to my Google RSS reader. A handful of words, obviously Hindi words simply transliterated, keep coming up – even in the English language edition of the paper. I wasn’t sure… Read More