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Dec 8, 2013 - Nagpur

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD The last leg of our ‘tour of the family living rooms’ wound up in Nagpur where we enjoyed our stay with Anil’s sister Manju and her husband Kamal. It’s always great to visit Nagpur, now consider to be one of the most livable cities in India. It’s true that there is less pollution than in Delhi, and the traffic certainly seems to flow better than in grid-locked Patna. But it’s really the warmth of being with family that keeps us coming back again and again. After touring around Europe, Rajasthan and Bhutan, we...

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Jan 10, 2012 - First impression

Before I left Sweden I had read that Nagpur has a tropical wet and dry climate with extremely hot summers lasting from March to June, with maximum temperatures occurring in May. The minute I stepped out from the airplane I could feel the heat even though it's only January! Coming directly from the Swedish winter, however, temperatures around 28 degrees are quite pleasant, I mean that's like the Swedish summer at its best! Well after almost 9 hours on the plane it felt nice to step into an auto rickshaw and head towards my hotel. An auto...

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Feb 10, 2011 - Some Nagpur sites, Feb 4, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011, Nagpur, India The closer my departure date gets, the more my mind is turning to tasks at home. I have two presentations the week of the 14th, one on forestry education and Aboriginal issues for a federally-sponsored workshop on the new Aboriginal Economic Development Program and the other on our research partnership with Nishnawbe Aski Nation. I've also been working on my course outline for haidagwaiisemester.com which starts Feb 28. Last night, after our day at the office, Suresh, Rucha, her Mom and I drove...

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Feb 2, 2011 - Daily routines in Nagpur

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, Nagpur, India Things have settled into somewhat of a routine since our return from Chandrapur. I follow the rhythms of the Ghates who are up at 7, have warm water with honey and lemon, then tea and biscuits while reading the Times of India. Brunch, before heading to work, is at 10:30 with chapattis, vegetable dishes, and rice, polished off with buttermilk. We then head to the SHODH office and work for a few hours, returning home for some quiet time, including every few days a massage (have one scheduled with...

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Jan 25, 2011 - Nagpur, January 23-25, 2011

January 23-25, 2011, Nagpur What a treat to be staying with the Ghate's (Rucha and Suresh, who teaches Mathematics at Nagpur University, and Rucha's mother who is visiting until Feb 5). It's an almost "normal" life for a bit. We had a lazy Sunday where I spent most of the day catching up on posting blogs and photos. We did go out shopping at a local department store for a couple of hours in the afternoon and I bought a cotton outfit. The drive to the shopping area was pleasant. The traffic here is nowhere near the chaos of Hyderabad and...

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Feb 6, 2008 - Nagpur

We are currently in Nagpur. Not doing much as I recover from my bad cold. Anil is happy as there's tons of cricket on television and we are being pampered by Anil's sister, Manju, and her husband, Kamal. We ended up staying almost two weeks in Nagpur as I couldn't seem to shake the fever and went on another course of antibiotics. One night I began to wheeze heavily and discovered what it's like to have difficulty breathing. If gave me a new appreciation for what Anil's mother must have endured as she struggled to deal with severe asthma for...

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Mar 26, 2007 - Nagpur

We are getting fairly used to the airport routine in India and I have to say it sure beats the old way of travelling around by overnight train. There has been an explosion of private airlines in India and the competition has brought the fares down considerably. It is still primarily used by business people, but it is now within our travel budget and the comfort provided cannot be overstated. Anil's sister Manju, and her husband Kamal, greeted us at the airport and it was great to return to our Nagpur home, where we had spent almost three...

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Jan 3, 2007 - Lunch With Alka Mehra And Family

This is the second time I am writing this journal entry. I got so involved yesterday, that I forgot to save as I went along and when I did try to save it, I found it had timed out and all was lost. Rats! It took some time for us to arrange a visit to the home of Anil's cousin, Alka Mehra. She has the same surname as Kamal and Manju, but that is not unusual. The way the caste system is structured, there are names that are associated with each caste. When marriages are arranged between families, it is not unusual for the same surnames to come...

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Jan 1, 2007 - The Newest Pabaru

I have been waiting to post this entry once Deven sends me some photos of the new baby, but I am told that he is not inclined to email pictures around generally, so I won't hold back any more. Manju left Nagpur on the morning of Dec 31st because her daughter Kajal was scheduled for a caesarian on Jan 2nd. This meant she was not with us for New Year's but it worked out for the best in the end. Manju called us on the morning of Jan 1st to say that Kajal was being admitted to the hospital because her blood pressure was fluctuating. We spent...

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Dec 31, 2006 - James Bond Has Left The Building...

Anil and I are famous for being the most boring couple in Edmonton on New Year's Eve. We are usually pretty worn out from all the work in early December and then all the festivities for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Anil always cherished the time the school was closed during the holidays and resented any instrusions on his "reading and crossword time". This year was different though. Christmas was a non-event here, although we did call home to speak to all those gathered at my sister's and the Gurjars. It was great to speak...

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Dec 29, 2006 - In And Around Nagpur

It has been a great time returning once again to the home of Manju and Kamal here in Nagpur. There was a moment of sadness when we arrived because Kamal's mother was not there to greet us as she has always done on our past visits. Mrs. Mehra passed away in May of this year and her absence is very much felt. We have always remarked on the incredible energy that runs through the entire Mehra clan, and I have to say Mrs. Mehra was the one who inspired all her children and grandchildren with her endless enthusiasm and joie de vivre. Coming to...

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Dec 17, 2006 - A Sunday Picnic With Family and Friends

After a very quiet first week in Nagpur while we waited for Anil to recover from the strange virus that laid him low, we were thrilled to be invited to visit the farmhouse of the Aggarwals, friends of Manju and Kamal. There were several couples coming along and each was bringing a contribution for lunch. We left in the late morning and drove the fifteen kilometres to the lovely rural setting. As it turns out, the Aggarwals have developed several properties in the area, selling off most of them and keeping one for themselves. The development...

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