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At Fifth Elephant

At Fifth Elephant

Circus at Fifth Elephant. Photos by SaifiThis is more of a Spin Matsuri post than one for Mediatinker, but in the interest of keeping my travel journal full, I can tell you about the personal side of attending a tech conference as a circus person. That’s what I...
Chair Repair

Chair Repair

While staying at Shreyas’ place, I made six beautifully hand-crafted but torn cane chairs useable again with painted plywood seats. They aren’t fancy, but you won’t fall through them.I measured the chairs and went to Workbench Projects to use their...
Mysore Weekend

Mysore Weekend

Not content to merely be the best host in Bangalore, Shreyas drove us out to Mysore to see this historic town and meet his good friends.We stopped at Somanathapura to see a beautifully carved 750 year old temple. We ate well and Tod had an especially memorable...

Back in the Kitchen

Ah, what a relief. We have arrived in Bangalore and are staying with Shreyas and Arun. We can cook again! After five weeks on the road without kitchen access or grocery explorations, this is such a treat. Food is a big part of our lives and we love to both cook and...
Resetting the Mood

Resetting the Mood

My bad moods can be turned around by drawing on my body. In this case, my crankiness stemmed from a frustrating visit to Pune where absolutely nothing seemed to work out as planned: our accommodation was creepy; the friend we were visiting had to work; the parks...
1AC to Mumbai

1AC to Mumbai

The overnight train from Bhuj to Mumbai was like a 16 hour movie. So many scenes out our window. We passed urban junctions full of commuters rushing for the open seating cars, rural pastures full of cows, people living with piles of garbage, derelict buildings...