Happy Friday, y’all!  We made it to the end of the week. 

I’m actually in Atlanta this weekend for my sister and Adarsh’s religious engagement ceremony.  YAY!  I plan to take lots of pics and look forward to sharing more on Monday! 

Until then, please welcome back my good friend Ruchi!  She’s back in India after her trip to the US and is sharing updates and glimpses into her current every day life!

Take it away, Ruch!

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Hello, hello!  If you’d like to read a quick update (okay, it’s kinda long) on my trunk show that I posted about last time, feel free to head on over to my blog and see my before and after makeover pics as well.  It was so much fun!

I thought for today, I’d do something a little different.  Rather than talk a whole lot, I wanted to share pictures of my daily sights and happenings.  Apologies for the quality – they were taken on my phone while the car was moving, and I was a being a little bit of a creeper in others…

It’s so interesting to see such extremes in this country – it just goes to show how far we’ve come and how much farther we still have to go.  With that being said, here we GO!


I’m amazed every day at the way certain construction is still conducted here.  Those men are tying bamboo type rods together with rope while they stand unsupported and unprotected.


And down the street, we’ve got this monstrosity of a mall with some of the best designer stores in the world.


Love it when I see a woman scootin’ around; not sure how I feel about the child seated in front with no belt or anything…


People waiting to take a driving test – I also had to do this, and if you think the DMV is bad, try again 🙂


As you can see, Jai has taken over my desk area while I’ve been gone – time to clean!



The first is an older picture, but Jai and I are trying to do this more often – go to one of the best tea shops and have a nice cup of masala, saffron chai and a jalebi (basically fried dough dipped in syrup) first thing in the morning – um yes, it’s absolutely amazing!  The funniest part about this is that you’ll see men in their workout gear chomping down on samosas (more fried, savory goodness), chai, jalebi and much more – well, at least they’re treating themselves after a ‘hard’ workout – okay, okay, I’ll stop being mean and breaking my rule of not talking much!


This is going to be our lives around town for the next few years – they’re building the metro – ‘nuff said.  AND, traffic is terrible these days because of this!


The pictures on buses and other public transport just crack me up!  Yup, that’s Spidey!


And, I thought I’d end with this beautiful image – the way we do havans/pujas/prayers at home – this is right before we start – it evokes such amazing feelings, and when the fire is at its strongest – gives you chills!

Thanks so much for reading along – hope you enjoyed it!

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Thanks for sharing your daily sights with us, Ruch!  Hope you’re settling back ok!

And have a wonderful weekend, everyone!  Thanks for reading. Smile

By Parita

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