Category Archives: Chance Encounters

Environment Impact Accomodations

14.01.2014 Fellow upper-berther on the train to Jaipur is an Environment Impact Assessment report writer. Obviously, he cannot decipher my enthusiasm about his job and has probably decided that I am another confused student excited by the prospect of ANY

Environment Impact Accomodations

14.01.2014 Fellow upper-berther on the train to Jaipur is an Environment Impact Assessment report writer. Obviously, he cannot decipher my enthusiasm about his job and has probably decided that I am another confused student excited by the prospect of ANY

TV time

05.10.2012 We’re watching TV in Chuki’s living room. I’m wrapped up tightly in a blanket and my hands shake embarrassingly as I try to eat my dinner. Nat Geo is doing a show on Samoa, dubbed in Hindi. The two

TV time

05.10.2012 We’re watching TV in Chuki’s living room. I’m wrapped up tightly in a blanket and my hands shake embarrassingly as I try to eat my dinner. Nat Geo is doing a show on Samoa, dubbed in Hindi. The two

Nightwalking

A newly made friend and I are walking back from a long walk to nowhere in particular. It’s dark, and the lights are few. I am telling him about a funny conversation I had just heard. I am interrupted by

Nightwalking

A newly made friend and I are walking back from a long walk to nowhere in particular. It’s dark, and the lights are few. I am telling him about a funny conversation I had just heard. I am interrupted by

At an internet café

A girl shouts in a small room full of slow computers. She is video chatting with her mother. She is fairly young. Maybe a couple of years older than I am. And American. It’s not just her accent that gives

At an internet café

A girl shouts in a small room full of slow computers. She is video chatting with her mother. She is fairly young. Maybe a couple of years older than I am. And American. It’s not just her accent that gives

On a Train

24.10.2012 So far, I’ve borrowed two pairs of earphones that don’t work from my neighbour on the train. We’ve decided to call a truce and have a conversation instead. He tells me this is the second time in his life

On a Train

24.10.2012 So far, I’ve borrowed two pairs of earphones that don’t work from my neighbour on the train. We’ve decided to call a truce and have a conversation instead. He tells me this is the second time in his life

Communication Skills

I just met the Tibetan family I will be staying with. An incredibly beautiful woman, Chuki, who looks like she’s 20 and is actually 40, a man who loves to talk while he bakes absurdly elegant things, and another man

Communication Skills

I just met the Tibetan family I will be staying with. An incredibly beautiful woman, Chuki, who looks like she’s 20 and is actually 40, a man who loves to talk while he bakes absurdly elegant things, and another man