Jaipur, 7:30 a.m. I leave in minutes to Jodhpur. Here are a few more shots from Holi yesterday in Jaipur, caption-free because I’m almost out the door to catch darshan at Sri Govind Devji temple before hitting the big road.
Fresh garland flowers abound in the Govind Devji realm…
Jodhpur, Rajasthan Thursday evening, 9:11 p.m. Woke early enough to catch the 8 a.m darshan at Govind Devji with Rajuji, then caught my ride across the sweltering Rajasthani desert country to Jodhpur, a roughly 6 hour drive that we undertook during the heat of the day. The “A/C car” was blowing something more like regular air […]
Jaipur 5:35 a.m. Awoke suddenly a few moments ago from a stark and all too realistic feeling nightmare: I was traveling far from home (though not here in India) and I’d been temporarily abducted at gunpoint, along with several others, and forced inside a house to a back room where I was forced to kneel face […]
Jaipur OK, today begins Holi, the spring festival of color. Beautiful when organic and soulful, boundary-busting and edgy unto dangerous when frolicked in as an excuse for alcohol and violent carousing, this festival goes way back to the time of Lord Krishna and beyond. I’ve tasted Holi while flying low over the festival fires burning […]
Holi in Jaipur, 9 p.m. Well, this afternoon I finally took Rob down to the Govind Devji temple complex; we missed darshan but we did catch a little arti at a small temple nearby, and wandered around the outskirts a little bit and soaked up a bit of early Holi energy. Not tons of colors, but […]
11:14 p.m. Today is my father Edward’s birthday—#79. Just spoke with him by phone a bit ago, wishing him well in Concord New Hampshire during his morning and my evening of the same day.
Jaipur, Rajasthan, 8:18 p.m. Finally, dear Delhi departed—huzzah! Not a moment too soon, I swear. I hopped a pre-dawn ride with my friend Raju’s driver Mukesh, who was returning to Jaipur at 6 a.m.—worth waking up early to grab that easy flow. Groggy as I was, it felt great to enter incredible and evocative Rajasthan again, […]
9 a.m. Slammed. This sore throat started creeping up on me last evening, just after getting an ayurvedic oil massage that left me diving for a shower to wash all the oil and powder off of my Delhi’d skin. I’d hoped that with extra doses of super-green powder, probiotics and Yin Chiao I’d be able […]