Tag Archives: India

Trivial

With current world events, and so much tragedy and cruelty (Boston Marathon bombing, rape in India, earthquakes) in the forefront, I often feel that we are in a unreal materialistic sheltered bubble in Singapore. What I write about seems so … Continue reading

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Bought Some Alphonso Mangoes at Little India: 4 for 8 Dollars

Out with my uncle and aunties and we were excited to spot Alphonso Mangoes. It was lovely to see so many boxes of mangoes in one place. These were wholesale ones going for S$2 each. I tried them and they … Continue reading

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The Taj Mahal

The framed view of the Taj was impressive. But I guess I have just seen too many photos of it to be truly awed. But I am glad I got to see one of the seven wonders of the World. … Continue reading

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The Long Journey to Agra Continues

Agra is in the northernmost part of the State known as Uttar Pradesh or UP as Indians call it. One of the first things I saw was a truck of cow dung. This is burnt and used as fuel by … Continue reading

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The Colourful Car Ride from Delhi to UP (Uttar Pradesh)

It wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be as we had a comfortable car and the scenary was enticing. But we tried not to drink too much water so we wouldn’t have to make any rest stops. Along … Continue reading

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TV in India was very Interesting (Salman Rushdie & Jay Leno in the News)

The news was taken by a couple of controversies. The prevention of Salman Rushdie from coming to India for a literary festival in Jaipur. He was blocked due to political advantage as the elections were coming up. The other controversy … Continue reading

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Captivating Sights on the Streets of Delhi

You’ll never be bored looking out into the streets of Delhi. Families huddled onto a motorcycle or auto is a common sight. Loved seeing animals like the holy cow, in the middle of Delhi. MacDonalds, a theatre showing a movie … Continue reading

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Weird Chinese Meal in Delhi

I don’t know why we decided to have Chinese food in India although it is famous in some parts for Chindian food. But I just found the concoctions weird. The jasmine tea wasn’t steeped long enough and tasted really odd … Continue reading

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Briyani in Delhi

We were at first hesitant when we saw the hole in the wall restaurant (Anand Restaurant) that our guide recommended. We had been warned about Delhi Belly, but felt bad to reject our guide who was insisting that this is … Continue reading

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Trip to Delhi – Day 2 (Hamayun’s Tomb & the Streets of Delhi)

Hope you’re not too put off but let me confess that I am a totally spoilt traveller. Don’t like to walk too much and get tired easily, especially when the air quality is bad. Also due to the pollution I … Continue reading

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