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12/10/2012

Vatican in India

Did you know it?

The Vatican has an embassy (called Embassy of Holy See) and a church in Delhi!

I met a long time ago a woman from Goa (Christian) who was singing in the choir so I thought it would be nice to see what it looked like.

 

The church is quite small and completely modern – I didn’t find it really charming, except for the gardens maybe. But I like the singing!! Kinda Gospel…

The crowd is half expats and half maids. According to my singer accointance.

 

Delhi has a lot less Christians than Mumbai that is for sure!

No wonder there are hardly any stray cats…


Website: http://www.apostolicnunciatureindia.com/

 

 

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12/06/2012

Drinking and driving

I may be going havoc these days but I still don’t smoke nor drink and drive – someone must have sung lullabies to me as a baby for these to be so printed in my brain.

Anyways…

The other night my friend tried to convince me to take my car for Friday night (LIT night if you remember) since “it was not too far…”. My friends told me they were impressed with my “self-control” since the other night I stopped after 2 glasses of wine and had food and water before driving back. I think I gave them a shock when I explained that I would be okay going into a wall with my car but would find it difficult to live with the death of someone else on my shoulders…

 

Accordingly last Friday I took a taxi. Now the guy was a young brat, trying to show off, driving like mad, talking on the phone, singing, all that jazz… One has to wonder what is safer?? Him or drunk me driving?? Mmmmhhh not sure… Like this one time I was going to the airport. The driver managed fine in the traffic but once we arrived on the highway, which was relatively empty, he suddenly broke. He had dozed off. And he kept dozing off like 5 times in the next 10 minutes, like if he had some syndrome. And this is so common…

 

So talking of women, drinking and driving, there is this article. So for instance in Chandigarh in 2012 they arrested only 1 woman for drinking and driving against 3 000 men. One could see women going out and having fun as a good thing, but obviously not the Hindustan Times. One woman is spotted puking and the world as we know it is coming to an end… Men are in for surprises in this country…

 

Firstly not so many women are allowed out of the house on their own at night, not many drive, not many drink and anyways, only female constables can check them out and they also don’t come out at night! Still, drinking and driving is not a good idea. Evil tongues might say that it would be even worse with women driving…

 

To finish I’d like to quote the article : “The police asking drivers to roll down the windows before sticking their neck in to sniff liquor is a common sight, a practice they find difficult to follow when it comes to women drivers.” This is hilarious!!

I’m waiting for the day a cop tries to sniff me!!

 

11/22/2012

My favorite quotes on India!

“India is like hotel California, you can check out anytime you want but you can never leave.”

Holy Cow! An Indian adventure, Sarah MaccDonald

“India is rather like a wave – resist it and you will be knocked over, but throw yourself in and you will come out the other side.”

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

“Do you think anything could prepare you to India? It is like a giant onion. Every layer you peel gives way to new elements that you know nothing about.”

East of the Sun, Julia Gregson

 

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