Hindi 101

Hindi and English alphabets shown with images Today, I started one-on-one Hindi lessons. Hindi is not my first foreign language. It is my fourth, my fifth if you include the smattering of Spanish that I call “restaurant Spanish,” meaning that I translated the menu for my parents when we visited Guatemala and could communicate with … Continue reading Hindi 101

Doing things Downton Abbey style

This afternoon, I went grocery shopping with Sevrine. We were doing major shopping at HyperCITY, so Jude drove us. While this was not my first experience in an Indian grocery store, it was the first time that I went with an Indian. I learned a number of things on our excursion. Among them that when … Continue reading Doing things Downton Abbey style