Shopping in Emerica

The US or Emrica as the United States is known for many of us here in India stirs up different images for different people. The initial images of the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls and the White House have faded. Now for many of us the US has become a place to have different experiences, many times while visiting family…

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Why Aren’t We Afraid?…

Fear is contagious and looking at people on the road wearing masks, it appears that everyone is terrified. Everybody from my gardener who is tending the garden with his homemade mask to my next door computer techie neighbor, who drives to work in his own car with his N95 mask on, is taking precautions against getting infected. Why do people…

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Cuba in Miami

What is it that attracts people to Little Havana in downtown Miami. Perhaps it is the lure of the forbidden; Cuba is still a prohibited land for Americans so many make do with the trip to Miami. Or perhaps it is the rhythm of the Latin music and permeates in most cafes. Calle Ocho, which means street number eight in…

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The Wonder Drug – Chinese Tea

An overweight Chinese person is a rare sight. There are several reasons for their slimness, the most important being: very little sugar in the Chinese diet. After a Chinese meal only fresh fruit is served, there are no rich desserts that accompany our Indian meal. Another factor according to a few local women is the medicinal qualities of Chinese tea,…

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