#Newinthecity: Driving Around To Silver Lake Pinckney

I’ve just realized that June has been a rather lousy month for my blog. Mostly because my parents were here for a whirlwind tour, visiting my sister and me. I just feel a little sad that I didn’t get around to showing them as much as I would have liked. Being a new driver in…

#Newinthecity: Meeting the Violin Monster in Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR– A beer at the Arbor Brewing Company is named after him. Dave Cicotte first mentioned him to me, and he felt like an urban myth. Till, on a cold winter evening while running to my Zumba class, I suddenly noticed the Violin Monster in Ann Arbor, at the intersection of Liberty and Main. Despite being late for…

#Newinthecity: My Favorite American TV Shows

Growing up, we had no restrictions on TV. Mostly because, we watched the well controlled and tame Doordarshan. I wasn’t allowed to bring in ‘cable TV’ till I finished my 10th standard exams. And many channels post that were considered “bad influence.” Soon afterwards, STAR TV decided to switch over to regional programming (in the national…

#Newinthecity: An Evening At Nashville, Tennessee

As was norm in our time in Europe, we’d pack our holiday bags, especially over “bridge days” and run off to neighboring countries. We visited France twice in two months. I still feel the saddest part about leaving Europe was Arles. And the very many ski resorts in Austria. And trains. And well, never mind. Now…

#Newinthecity: Finding A House In Ann Arbor

First I thought, I would not write this post. I have had so many to do and this may end up offending people. But then, I read Brian’s comment on my previous blog posts and I was excited to share. Brian moved from the U.S. to Germany a few years ago. He was also an…

#Newinthecity: Reaching Ten Thousand Villages in Ann Arbor

India lives in its villages. One could argue that Nadur gaam 7 kilometers away from downtown Srinagar was my first ‘village’ experience. But that’s a fallacy considering I spent 0-8 years there, and except for my mother (a downtown 3rd bridge snob), it was well within the confines of the city of Srinagar, Kashmir. My…