Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Just your friendly neighborhood American taking creepy stalker photos.

I realized a couple day ago that the second-story terrace is the perfect place for me to take creeper photos of people going about their business on the road. Enjoy.

this guy invaded capture


Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Diwali is really only a one-day holiday, but really the celebrations get spread out over the week. My host family and I visited local markets several times, buying sweets and decorations.
The Durgapur Club (not the Rotary Club of Durgapur - I made that mistake, to my host dad's embarrassment) threw a big party on Halloween. However, my host sister and I weren't feeling that well (we ate some weird street food earlier) so we left pretty quickly after the initial firework display, leaving the adults to their Bingo.

they set something on the diving board on fire.

Indian Bingo
Since it was Halloween, my host sister and I watched a horror movie. (For shame, Jensen Ackles. No one should look that pretty while having a psychotic breakdown covered in blood.)
On Diwali itself, we spent a lot of time decoration the house. It's traditional to have 100 dias (small oil lamps) spread out all over your house and yard, and unsurprisingly it takes time to set all of those up.


Normally, the house has a lot more outdoor lights, but the day before Diwali the people that came to set them up noticed that most of the lights were burnt out, so we had to make due.
That's more what our lights were supposed
to look like.

The best part of Diwali: setting off our own fireworks!


Happy (late) Diwali!