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

Happy Maharashtra Day

Today, most of India is celebrating International Workers’ Day or May Day, but in Mumbai, it is Maharashtra Day. Maharashtra is the state in which Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is located. Until 1960, Maharastra and what is now the state of Gujarat, were part of one state called Bombay. On 1 May 1960, India split the … Continue reading Happy Maharashtra Day