Monday, April 14, 2008

Low tech but ultra modern

The BBC's day in pictures site is a favourite of mine. Listening to NPR as the only source of news leaves me a bit deprived on the visual front and I love the photographic selection of the day's events.

This picture of Bombay's dabbawalas waving their lunchboxes a few weeks ago made me think of my school days when we had lunch delivered in a multi-story stainless steel 'tiffin box'; but it also brought to mind the fact that their efficiency has been appreciated the world over, and modeled in a business school case. Tradition and modernity all rolled up in one - that's Bombay for you!

Friday, April 4, 2008

News Radio India

My friend Piya moved back to Delhi from New York last year and started an independent radio production company with her friend Chhavi. Check out their amazing stories here. The cinemawallah Salim story really took me back to the first time I watched Cinema Paradiso, another story of a different time and place, such innocence. The $12 multiplex experience just cannot provide what these projectionists do to their viewers.

So... no recipes in today's post, but who knows? Maybe they'll have a food-related story soon!