Turning 50 in Amdavad

Shit, I’m 50. But at least I got to celebrate it in India! Had room service breakfast then headed up the road to check out the Gujarati craft emporium on Ashram Road. Some great bargains and lots of really cute handicrafts and clothing. Then had lunch at the excellent Kunal restaurant also on Ashram road,…

Deranged marriage by Sushi Das

Das looks at the pros and cons of the Indian arranged marriage in this entertaining autobiography. Her honest writing and research makes it a very worthwhile read, and she really makes her family feel as familiar to the reader as your own. She’s also not scared to criticize or analyze her own behaviour. I can’t…