Skip to Content

Articles from Month September 2013

ROAD TO YAMUNA RIVER

My Agra host lives in a very nice neighborhood on the western side of Agra. Usually, when we get to the main road, we turn right. This takes us into the town and its traffic. The other day we turned left. In moments we were in a countryside of wheat fields, cattle, and goats, driving

GETTING SETTLED IN AGRA

Time is strange here in Agra — that feeling that you just got here but have always been here. We are especially fortunate on this visit, because we are staying with friends. this allows us to experience patterns of regular life in a professional Indian household. The first thing I’ve learned is that the home

“BELIEVE IN YOURSELVES”

I like to read The Weekend Edition of The Financial Times. For five days The Financial Times devotes itself to business news with commentary on international events. The single weekend edition covers everything else – cultural, literary, lifestyle, real estate, and news stories reaching beyond those with direct financial impact. The latest edition featured several

BILE BEANS – PRECURSOR TO LIFESTYLE DRUGS

  Crossing the Lord Mayor’s Walk in York (UK), I could not help but notice the prescriptive sign above. The first time I saw it, I was running late and scampered across the street on my way to St. John’s University. The sign greeted me daily for about a week. On more leisurely mornings, I