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The India Brief


I’m back in the US with lots of stats to share. Here goes…

Time difference: Mumbai is 11.5 hours ahead.

Number of flights taken: 6

Total number of hours flown: 35.25

Longest flight: Mumbai to Newark, 15.75 hours.

Airport Codes: IND, EWR, BOM, GOI

Images uploaded to Flickr: 142

Times I heard the Call to Prayer: 20-25

Number of cows seen: Lost count

Times vommited: 2

Pepto Bismol tablets chewed: 25

Malaria pills: one daily

Books readThe Alchemist, Siddartha, and The Art of War.

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – The Alchemist.

Software used on trip: Viber, Skype, Photoshop, Lightroom, Gmail and Yahoo Mail, Flickr.

Movies watched: Dhoom, Science of Sleep, Zoolander, The Wolf of Wall Street (long story), Elysium, The 5th Estate, Batman Begins, The Grandmaster, and episodes 10-13 of The Sopranos Season 3.

“It’s that damn Hansel! He’s so hot right now!” – Zoolander.

Below is a trailer for The Grandmaster – watch it!

Music listened to: Lots, so here are my faves –

Sufjan Stephens: Chicago and Djohariah
De La Soul: De La Soul is Dead (full album, read NPR’s review)
Lorde: Royals
Ludovico Einaudi: Life
Rihanna: Don’t Stop the Music
Pharrell Williams: Happy

Number of wet shaves: 2 and 1 haircut.

Taxi rides: 14

Street food vendors visited: 8

Camera used: Fujifilm X-Pro 1

Lenses used:

Fujifilm 35mm
Rokinon 8mm
Canon FD 20mm
Canon FD 85mm (love this one)
Sigma 135mm
Chinese CCTV Lens

Here is one of the 85mm shots –

The rafters at Chhatrapati Shivaji TerminusOther technology: Macbook Pro 13″, iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy S4.

Luggage: Timbuk2 Messenger Bag and Wingman Duffel Bag

Number of hours took to get home from Goa: 46

Socks worn in India: 0

Biggest Regret: Not bringing a hat.

Most thankful I brought: Azithromycin, Pepto, and very little luggage.

Favorite photo:

Indian man at Haji Ali DargahSurprise of the trip: Visiting Murudeshwara – it was never on my radar. But what an experience.

Tourists snapping awayScariest moment: Quite a few, but riding on the back of a moped in Mumbai probably wins.

Happiest moment: Waking up in Goa and walking out to the beach as the sun was rising. It was the complete experience of being in the moment. Smiling.

“Your soul is the whole world.” ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha.

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