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India reading — Maximum City by Suketo Mehta

Mittwoch, 20. April 2011 20:41

I take the opportunity of writing about an English book to do my first English travel-blog entry. I still can’t make up my mind how I will move on language-wise, being torn between connection with my friends all over the world and the feeling of integration I get from reflecting on my experiences in my mother tongue.

Maximum City had been recommended to me by several people who’s judgment I trust, and still my expectations have been surpassed. I can’t remember when a book last spoke to me so strongly on so many different levels of observations, experiences and feelings. I can basically use some quotations from it as a sort of diary of many of my own experiences. A non-fiction book of almost 600 pages, a report of an Indian expat to the US moving back „home“ to Bombay with his family, but to me that is only the starting point, for especially continuing to read it now that I have taken in my first week of Nairobi I can assert that it’s topics reach much farther. The book starts with some very good glimpses of what a newcomer sees in India:


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Indian English in Wikipedia

Samstag, 19. März 2011 18:55

Doing some research for my 10 days of travel in India between Auroville and flying from Mumbai to Nairobi, I was very pleased to find Wikipedia has a category for „Caves around Mumbai“. And then I had to smile reading in the description of the Mahakali Caves a wonderful example of how English sounds over here:


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Glasgow in 36 Stunden

Samstag, 1. August 2009 19:54

Ein NYTimes-Travel Artikel über Glasgow bietet vielseitige Anregung: Eine Bestätigung, an einem sehenswerten Ort gelandet zu sein und einige der Highlights schon erlebt zu haben. Ideen für neue Ausflüge und Abenteuer, etwa eine Ceileidh–Abend. Und natürlich nicht zuletzt ein Schmunzeln über amerikanische Reisekultur. Muss schon eine ziemlich tolle Stadt sein, dass sie 36 Stunden wert ist :-).

Hier der schöne Einleitungs-Absatz:


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