Visiting India: my 3-week trip in 39 photos

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Well hello again, finally! At last, I’m posting about India… During my time in the world’s second largest country, I ate, played and shopped. I also learned to cook south Indian specialties and made friends. For an unexpected bonus, the vacation helped me re-think my parents’ immigrant experience — with unexpected tenderness. This once-in-a-lifetime journey jelled when my daughter and …

Visiting India: monkeys & waterfalls at Hogenakkal

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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 …