New York Connection

I’ll be leaving Noida in a couple hours, so I was sitting at the window watching the block of flats across the street, and it hit me what made them feel so familiar. They remind me of New York. Tom lived in an apartment building in Hell’s Kitchen that had the classic...

Cow time

I admit I’m fascinated with the cows. They demonstrate how close India still is to agrarian, even in the cities. But they also add surprise and unexpectedness into daily life, and that has its own life. Cows can be anywhere – on 20mph roads (where you go at least 40),...

9 Dogs, 1 Rat and a Cow

I’m in India for the second time for a work trip, an hour outside New Delhi. It’s no surprise that the extreme poverty is the most distressing part of the trip, and it’s as terrifying as it was 2 years ago. Despite what appears to be homelessness, but might in part be...