Three blind men: A tale of three Indias

A popular Indian folk tale tells the story of blind men trying to describe an elephant by feeling a different part of the elephant. The story has many variations, components, and interpretations, but the main thrust is that each blind man’s experience of a different part of the elephant shapes his perception of it. Our … Continue Reading ››

Industrious India: Going behind the beautiful forevers

After receiving the royal treatment in Rajasthan, we decided to spend a morning in Mumbai touring Dharavi, a slum near Mahim Station. Most Americans will know Dharavi as the slum featured in Slumdog Millionaire. Home to about 1 million people, Dharavi once had the dubious reputation of being the largest slum in Asia, but has lost … Continue Reading ››