Rajasthan: From regal to rustic

Editor’s note: The Taj Mahal is located in Uttar Pradesh and is outside the scope of this travelogue. If you want to read about the Taj, check out Bombay Jules’ great photoessay: http://bombayjules.blogspot.in/2012/10/the-unforgettable-taj-mahal.html
Rajasthan, the land of kings. Home to the Amer (Amber) Fort in Jaipur; Pichola Lake in Udaipur; and palaces, high deserts, and mountains … Continue Reading ››

Planes, trains, and automobiles: Googling our way across Sicily

Sorry to disappoint. There are no trains in this travel tale. Italy is notorious for the trains not running on time, anyway, and Sicily even more so, so we decided to skip that mode of transportation on this trip. Makes a catchy title, though, doesn’t it? Maybe they should make a movie with that title... When … Continue Reading ››

A TATA Alliance Starbucks: Foreign direct investment in India

Starbucks has finally come to India. More importantly, it has finally come to Powai. Located just around the corner from my flat, the newest coffee shop has created much interest and buzz. But, what is all this buzz really about, anyway? Powai has at least three good coffee shops already. Gloria Jean’s is just a … Continue Reading ››