The Hot Pot Blog

October 28, 2013

Old Delhi Instagrammed

Paan #olddelhi #spicemarket #india #streetscenes #nofilter

I shouldn’t make a trip to Old Delhi with a toddler sound like a cute song and dance number. I got hip-checked by grumpy old men into traffic twice. I swore at the motorbike that nearly ran us down.  I carried my toddler up and down a staircase so unsettling I once spent 20 minutes coaxing a heights-averse friend down each step. Continue Reading

October 22, 2013

Road Tripping

Agra and Fatehpur Sikri-9

I love road trips. What transpires in the distance between driveway and destination makes for the stuff of legend. Legend and a myriad of inside jokes that are funny to no one outside the moving vehicle. Continue Reading

October 14, 2013

Durga Puja

Dura Puja on the Yamuna-2

Someday I may tell our youngest child about the day I stood, 6 months pregnant, ankle-deep in Yamuna mud with neon yellow paint powder smeared across my cheeks, surrounded by saris swirling to a trance-inducing drumbeat. Continue Reading

October 2, 2013

Amar Colony Furniture Market

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I knew we’d found Amar Colony when I saw the rats’ nests of chair legs tangled above a roofline of blue plastic tarps. Continue Reading

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