after that mail from innamama i felt like i had to have my say on the meat crisis here as well. crisis? haha.. there seems to be an ABSOLUTE lack of meat in the diet over here. not sure if meat here is expensive or is it the lifestyle over here. here's how a typical meal here would be like.

Lunch at Airtel Cafeteria:
Assorted vegetables (ie. cucumber/tomato)

x 5 days a week.

the composition of the meal's like
80% carbs,
10% fats (from the oil),
10% protein (from the beans)

hence this is why we get really.. and i mean REALLY happy when we get chicken :D

but did i mention that the chickens here are really small? yes.. somehow there isn't much meat on the bones, and every piece seems minature.. like spring chicken size..

ah well.. the good thing is that the chickens here have no fat on them either..



But before I head to those awesome sites below, here's something more common that I see everyday, everywhere..

Good ol' cows.. They're all really skinny though.


not much work today again. din manage to see my boss so far and my colleague's not very forthcoming in engaging me in the work. spent the day milling around and researching on places in india to visit. gonna try to get more work tmr, but meanwhile, here are some of the places i wanna visit!
Destination Number 1

How can I possibly visit India and not visit the famed Taj Mahal in Agra. This is definitely on the cards, possibly next week! Its about a few hours from Gurgaon so a weekend trip would be just right.

Other destinations

This is a photo of Mussoorie, a hill station further up north where it is apparently cooler. Looking to go there somewhere next month when it gets really hot over here in delhi. Being at an average altitude of 2,000 meters (6,600 ft.), Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town was once said to present a 'fairyland' atmosphere to tourists.

This is Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state. Built of pink stucco in imitation of sandstone, the city is remarkable among pre-modern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets which are laid out into six quarters separated by broad streets 111 ft (34 m) wide.

And finally, somewhere that's much further off but I would really like to go if time and money permits would be Goa, internationally renowned for its beaches. Goa is further down south on the coast of India and its 2hrs by air down from delhi. Might be quite a hassle to get there so we'll see how it goes..


tata indica

the most common car here has to be the Tata Indica, the first car launched by an indian company. this car took the market by storm, with its affordability and indian background.
most of the times the company would send a large toyota sedan to pick us up, but occasionally (like today) they would send 2 indicas. these cars are really small and compact i must say. my head brushes against the roof of the car cos its so low.. an indica costs approx. Rs. 30,000 which converts to S$11,400.
Very affordable..

cows crossing

one of the common sights on the roads here has to be cows. the cows here roam randomly around, be it lazing at the side of the road, of crossing the roads, they don't seem very bothered about whatever's going on around them. this morning our car had to stop cos there was a whole herd of them crossing.. i tink there were almost 10 of them..


it has finally hit me. had a serious bout of diarrhoea that started yesterday. suspect it must be the spices and beans thats causing this upset. the same problem is affecting the others too.

been trying not to eat anything today. argh.


beverly park II

here are pictures of beverly park II, my current home for 3 months :)

delhi city

here are photos from yesterday's trip to downtown delhi. its about a 1hr journey from where i stay/work. i stay in gurgaon, which is just outside new delhi.