Bade Mandir: being fed

Late one day after work, Anita and Ajay and myself piled in to their car, and Vishram, their giggly driver, drove us out towards the city limits to a place that is highly revered by my hosts as well as thousands of other people. It is called the Bade Mandir and is the...

Rooting for Hair

My intentions in returning to India include, and largely consists of, developing a program for hair salons that will benefit their battle with hair loss. India experiences some of the greatest percentages globally of hair loss, and there are many reasons for this....

Back to Ol’ Stomping Grounds

Bathing in 30 degrees Celcius I left the comforts of the big city of Mumbai and arrived to the comforts of the big city Delhi….at 15 degrees! It is freezing!! Now how can a girl from Winterland Canada be cold in Delhi!!? I had forgotten how cold it gets here: it...

Leaping Windows and Bamboo Fires

Set on the corner of a bustling intersection within the lovely community of Versova, sits Leaping Windows, a very cool version of a neighbourhood pub. It offers breakfast through to dinner and surprised me with kombucha and kefir on the menu too. The food was great,...

Awakening of the Beast

Waking up in India is always accompanied by a cacophony of sound, It is something of a ritual for me and I look forward to it every day. It is somewhat of a warning that the beast is about to get up! (the beast being the city and not me!!) The calls of the birds start...

Gursheel, Rumi and the Beginning

Mumbai welcomed me in the wee hours of the morning today and the sight of her as we approached made me smile big! The inconveniences to getting to her were worth it! If you have ever experienced flying to India you know of the uniqueness when disembarking from the...

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