Showing posts from August, 2012

What to bring as presents for people in India

Not being particularly good at spotting good gifts, here is a tip:  For people in India your old mobile phone is perfect.  Don’t forget the charger.    Any other old stuff like board games, plastic toys etc. will all be gratefully received. Here are some pictures of our little home team.  Gopi, Anita, Anika and the little monkey Maheep.   is the address.

India then and now

So we´ve been in Vallabh Vidyanagar for over 3 weeks now, and just one to go. This town, it seems was inaugurated in the late '40s or earlt 50s and apparently the house where we go to work is a 60s building. But it is hard to tell because even new blocks of flats and houses seem to age very quickly in the climate or with the lack of maintenance. I been trying to look for some old photos of the Anand region on the net but can't find any.  Maybe it was called something different in those days, or maybe all the sites are in Gujarati. There seem to be a lot of old photos of Europe from say 100 or 50 years ago, but nothing I could find on the 'net. I did find 2 pictures of Connaught Place which is in Delhi. Thanks to these guys: -homai-vyarawalla-b-navsari-gujarat-1913-2012/ What a difference!