About a quarter of the time I take Ubers here in Delhi the driver asks me, when I get out, to give him a five-star rating. (Drivers must maintain a certain rating to ensure they can continue working on the platform.) Usually I just nod my head and say “yeah okay,” and proceed to give […]
Encountered these guys near my office recently. They were not happy to have their photo taken.
As promised in my previous post on the remarkable smog that has descended on the Indian capital, here’s a photo I took at about 9 a.m. downtown, near Connaught Place. Yikes. There’s no filter on this pic, by the way.
My colleagues reported last night on the severe air pollution that has enveloped Delhi: NEW DELHI—India’s capital ordered the city’s schools closed for three days starting Monday, as authorities moved to combat the effects of thick smog that has choked residents and prompted public outcry. Some public elementary schools in New Delhi had been shut […]
Came across this fellow here in Delhi yesterday. He (or she) was eating a paratha. Given his/her interesting colouring, neck adornment, and hoof bling, I was wondering if it might be an auspicious goat, kept and fed by people nearby in the neighborhood. So I asked some guys hanging out nearby. They kept repeating a […]
Spotted here in Delhi: a brochure for an Italian restaurant promoting free “selfie garlic bread.” I have no idea what it has to do with selfies. And who is the guy in the photo? It’s a distinct possibility that I’m overthinking all of this.
Snapped on a rainy evening recently, while stuck in traffic.
Spotted recently in Connaught Place, downtown Delhi: an opportunistic street dog drinking pooled water, after a rainstorm, from atop a parked car. He looked at me as if to say, what’s so strange about this, and why the hell are you taking my picture?
I was in India recently covering the first offiical visit Google CEO Sundar Pichai has made to his home country. In the scene–setter, I wrote about the importance of India to Google — and other big U.S. tech companies, like Facebook: NEW DELHI— Alphabet Inc.’s Google became a global technology titan serving developed-world consumers on their […]