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Exciting Times

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These are exciting times. As I type this, I'm sitting on a couch amidst half-filled suitcases and Fedex boxes. Yes, the India stint is nearly over and I'll be back in London very soon. I'm saying goodbyes, getting just a touch emotional, and also slowly but steadily getting better. Thank you, for all your good wishes in the comments and through email! I was really touched.

As you can imagine, amidst all this happening, posting here will be a bit slow (but only for a week or so more, I promise you!). But then here comes some good news to counter that:

You can now also follow my work on an all-new blog called Metrotwin Mumbai on which I was invited to be a Contributing Editor. It's no secret that I'm in love with London, but Mumbai too, is one of the cities that holds a special place in my heart (although I still like to call it by its old colonial name 'Bombay'). And that is why I jumped at this. Launched by British Airways just last week, it is based on the innovative concept of "twinning" London and Mumbai - two of the most vibrant and exciting cities on the planet, and which, despite being a world apart, have a lot in common! What's that, you ask? Go read the blog and find out for yourself. You can read all my posts there on one page by clicking on this link.

Don't go away just yet! Urban Legends is going to be back with lots of untold stories from India and with the regular programming from London, in a week's time. Meanwhile, I'll leave you with some pictures from these last three months in India that never made it to this blog (and probably won't make an appearance in the stories yet to be told) but I like them anyway and I hope you will, too.


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I know these pictures are all very disconnected - they don't weave a web like those spiders up there. But I like the pictures and they all have little anecdotes if not full stories linked to them. Would love to tell you those sometime... do tell me if you'd like to know.

8 comments so far:

Aditya Marathe said...

I wish to know the little anecdote associated with the poor old man sitting on the roadside...

SloganMurugan said...

Finally. Some bangalore pictures. worth the wait

Purely Narcotic said...

I loved the pic of that lizard withe the Ganesha in the background.

And Congratulations, Shilpa! :)

Paul Nixon said...

Congrats on your new role, Shilpa and I look forward to catching up with you on the new blog. There are some familiar sights in the shots you've posted above and I recognise the old man in photo number seven. He sits on 100ft Rd, Indiranagar; usually close to 100ft Restaurant. I've always given him good "donations" when I've passed him, and also bought food for him in the nearby supermarket. People of his age shouldn't be on the streets and I've often thought that it would be good to sit down and interview him. You can learn a lot from older people (as my children will no doubt confirm). Happy trails.

geetu said...

hey beautiful pictures as usual..i love the intricacies which in the spider web picture! and the lizard with ganesha! ..doing a great job! can we speak when ur in delhi?

SD (Aspherical) said...

The old man on the pavers and the last photo are both standouts in this series. The old man is incredibly sad, while the warm tones in the final picture give the opposite feel. I also dig the rust in the final, and the curl of smoke makes the shot.

jyothy karat said...

the garden lizard looks deadly!

Erinn said...

I really like the Gonesh and lizard. The angle gives it a nice, quirky dramatic feel.

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