7 weeks in India – Bangalore: two worlds, no bridge

I can’t get used to it: extreme poverty  and  awealthy up to  rich middle class staying together as if they were friends. Strange friends: one of them has got everything and the other not even the basics for a human living. You may find this contrast everywhere in India. But due to the incredible economic…

7weeks in India – A travel to the past, a life without mobility

The importance of mobility:  For us in the developped world reaching from A to B is always possible, sometimes it might take some more time, but every village, every place is connected. If  some trains or busses are on strike we get crazy, but ….can you imagine a life without any mobility? A life where…

7weeks in India – When the elephants come

We all know them: the famous “painted and decorated ” elephants from India. Elephants are much respected and many celebrations can’t be done without them. But there is also a “normal elephants’ life” aside. On the roads in the rural parts of Tamil Nadu (what means most of the region) you will find signs saying…

7weeks in India – Momos in Ooty

I see them and can hardly resist: momos, veg balls in garlic sauce, boiled in water. One my preferred foods in India. I spend the weekend in Ooty, a hill town in the Nilgiri mountains at 2.240m. Talking with the momo lady The lady is preparing momos at a cooking stand when I pass by….