Tuesday, January 18, 2011

India New Years 2011

Goa 2011

Well, what do you know, I am home now. My eighth visit to India was a very rich and intense time for me. I left just two days after Gary returned from being with his family as his sister passed away from a long battle with cancer. There was barely enough time to swallow that, let alone celebrate holidays and get ready for India as well.Naaz, Myself and Mommy.
This was my second time in India being completely alone. Yet not alone, because I enjoyed spending time with my lovely friends Mir, Waseem, and Naaz and Mommy in Bangalore, and also the Goel family in Bangalore, who are my fabric people. I have to admit, I can barely handle the growth that Bangalore has experienced since my first visit in 2002. I think I have finally resigned myself to the fact that I won't ever be able to bear living in a city as chaotic as Bangalore has become. I am officially over that plan.Zapping mosquitos is so much fun with you Mir!
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Now ladies and gents, I have returned from India with treasures so lovely, you cannot believe! A fine selection of 100% cotton hand block printed Jaipuri bedspreads, and 61 hand picked Kashmiri shawls from Jamawar Art Emporium, Bangalore.
I also have purchased 300 pounds of Indian Kalamkari cotton, and I cannot wait to start sewing.
Ok, so let's talk about Goa. Let's just say, I am amazed how much whiskey I can consume if I am careful! Lordy be, I can put it back. And, I was proud to be told, after only the second day, that I was "brownin' up nicely, luv!" Having a tan is too much fun! This year, I spent some time with some pals I have met in past years, and also met quite a few very lovely new folks as well.
After a week in Goa, I was off to Delhi to get my bedspread stash, and visit my pals, Manjul and Sanjay Sharma at Rikhi Ram Music. Gary was ever so pleased with the swarsangam that I brought back for him from Sanjays handmade collection. Of course my trip to India would not be complete without getting the hennaed hands and feet in Pahar Ganj. But of course.
Such a good trip, I cannot wait to return. Hee hee!
And finally, do you want to see what they play before every movie in India? I think it's pretty cool, check it out. Have a lovely day.


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lime said...

the joy in the pictures with friends is unmistakable. sorry it's taken me so long to get here. life is out of control.