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feringhee (feringhi, ferinji, firanghi): hindi/urdu word (poss. persian derivation) meaning foreigner, outsider, westerner; mestizo, creole
2016-03-19 18:53
Don't call it a comeback.I'M BAAAAAAACK!!! Release the confetti & balloons, and keep it tuned to Radio Siren Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Did you know...That food poisoning can be accompanied by not only the usual vomiting, but violently itchy, raised rashes over 75% of your body surface including the scalp?I found this out th… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Death of a micro-philanthropistTriplicane, Chennai, Tamil NaduIt's been a sobering day in Tiruvallikeni (aka Triplicane,Chennai- aka the Trip Hood) as I discovered Robert Purser, author of t… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
It's the little thingsNew DelhiAfter one week, I’m nearly re-assimilated to India, returning after an absence of one year and three months (yes, I was counting the months and fractions… Read More
2011-03-06 17:14
Three musesKolhachakk, Bihar The three sisters live in a Bihar village - Kolhachakk, about an hour outside of Patna. Each one is named with a variation of the word "kumari" (maiden or virgi… Read More
2011-02-25 18:27
Bhaktapur (Nepal) is a great place to observe the continuation of traditional lifeways. Here, young ladies of Bhaktapur draw water from a community well. In cultures across the globe, fet… Read More
2011-02-04 01:36
Indo-Sino-Himalayan Intrigue!Siddhbari and Dharamsala, IndiaWhy would the Himachal Pradesh monastery of  revered Tibetan lama HH Gyalwa Karmapa house a reported $1.6 million in various… Read More
2011-02-03 22:56
Escape from Kathmandu is a book by Kim Stanley Robinson, which I saw constantly while in the city, and never read.  It's also something you'll want to do frequently while living and wor… Read More
2011-02-01 21:13
No Open HeadsDelhi Continuing the "What's your sign" series...This, seen in Nizamuddin Dargah, Delhi.A Dargah is a mausoleum or tomb for a Muslim saint. Nizamuddin Dargah, constructed circa… Read More

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