Trip Report: Three-Day Getaway to Neemrana Fort Palace

At the end of December we took a entertaining, three-day getaway to the town of Neemrana, India.  It’s about three hours by car southwest of Delhi, in Rajasthan state on the way to the well-known city of Jaipur. Our destination: the excellent Neemrana Fort Palace, shown at the top of this post. It’s a 15th-century fort […]

Newley’s Notes 83: Varanasi Visit, Morning Routines, Micro-dosing, Non-Micro Pigs

Edition 83 of my email newsletter went out to subscribers last week. It’s pasted in below. To get these weekly dispatches delivered to your inbox before I post them, enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi friends, thanks for reading Newley’s Notes. It’s been another busy […]

Newley’s Notes 82: H1-Bs, Tim Cook on India, Filter Bubbles, Caffeine Bracelets

Edition 82 of my email newsletter went out to subscribers Thursday. It’s pasted in below. To get these weekly dispatches delivered to your inbox before I post them, enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi friends, thanks for reading Newley’s Notes. It’s been a busy week. […]

Video: New Delhi Street Dogs are Totally Unflappable 

​​I often pass this group of street dogs near our office building in Connaught Place.  These mutts are totally unflappable.  Honking cars, pedestrians weaving between them, bicycles, horses, you name it.  They could care less.  They just keep dozing, sunning themselves as New Delhi buzzes all around them.  A level of zen I can only […]