For a delightful — and somewhat disturbing — view of India’s relationship to nature, check out Hogenakkal Falls. This major tourist attraction is far more interesting than America’s Niagra Falls. It actually reminds me of an all-natural water amusement park filled with friendly monkeys, amazing boat rides, sweet little beaches and sadly, too much human litter. Hogenakkal (pronounced ho GEN …
To find work in journalism, it’s usually about who you know. And a good place to start schmoozing is at events sponsored by journalism groups. Last night, I got a quality dose of networking at the annual fundraising gala for the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA). It was worth every penny of my $100 ticket.
It’s hard to be single during the holidays. I have a tough time this Christmas. But somehow I survived and learned a few things about myself.
Went to my first Diwali party, in celebration of the Hindu festival of lights. Lots of fun. Sree Sreenivasan and his wife Roopa make great hosts.
The eponymous New York newspaperman Pete Hamill also teaches at NYU’s journalism department. He visited with my class and shared tons of wisdom about life and writing.