Some things I know:

  • When people in Bombay say “it’s gotten cold”, this corresponds to a physical air temperature that is just the slightest bit below what it takes to make me sweat profusely.
  • The sounds of the Adhan from a nearby mosque will always make me feel a shiver of joy and a sense of calm. Here it punctuates my working time.
  • Chai and coffee are not the same thing when you wake up in the morning.  I love the chai, don’t get me wrong, but it is not coffee.
  • There’s a difference between a City and a Village, and it’s not the size of the urban agglomeration.
  • Mapping presents a serious challenge when you continually want to know more and more about a place.  The best way to produce a map is to turn off your brain, note down what you think you know, and don’t question your “accuracy”.

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