After 21 years I will move back to India. I was a teenager when my family emigrated to the Silicon Valley. I leave New York in December 2018. Chronicles of this change is this podcast. Episodes are recorded during travel on different modes of transportation, beginning with the G that connects Brooklyn and Queens.
The title are the words of the 15 year old guide Arun who accompanied me on the trek to Triund. Weeks after this experience I feel the need to go even higher and to the next trek. Arun was an excellent guide and a very bright young man from Dharamkot.
so .. basically I don't think anything has united Indians in the recent past as much as this victory.... also Dravid definitely groomed the youth that brought the victory. #teamIndia #cricket #indvsaus #dravid
continuous light show from the sky with almost no sound. somewhere it is thundering but we don't hear it... till much later. Also sorry about audio in the last episode, got jacked up in the middle ... ugh. The episode image is actually that brief clip from a video of lightening at midnight.
The lockdown in India is opening up. The cases are rising and #blacklivesmatter is rising and rising in the United States. Here is some reflection about what solidarity means when you are far from the country you've lived most of your life in.
Two months have passed since the lockdown was announced in India. More detailed episodes coming soon. I will be foregoing the requirement of recording only on transportation modes, as I have all the episodes in the past, due to the limitations of these strange times.
In the bay area this month, happen to visit San Francisco and find a clear day. blue sky. no fog. Was there to watch a rehearsal. I always find a theatre and I am happy I was there to eventually find my way into a theatre.
Post this recording I witnessed my fellow passenger sell pot to another passenger on the BART. The sale didn't go through because they didn't have the money he wanted. But that is not part of the episode. To know what is... Just listen.