I never thought of myself as the sort of person who would stop everything just to look at a rainbow. Turns out, that’s exactly the sort of bloke I am. Even Sona and her brother and sister, who are committed to not relaxing, had no choice but to chill out. Our second day in Mauii, we briefly trespassed into someone’s driveway just to get a view of a gorgeous rainbow. Then quickly ran away in case the owner came out and offered us Spam. Of the three islands in Hawaii we visited, Mauii is the one we have much love for, and as this photo from the airport shows, it has love for us too. We got so used to seeing rainbows from the moment we arrived, on the Road to Hana, on the beach in Paia, watching them from our guesthouse, that we did the unthinkable: we enjoyed them all to ourselves, without immortalizing them on our iPhones. We skipped the million rainbows we saw on the crystal clear water and beautiful sandy beaches, to bring you this one at the car rental parking lot of the Mauii Airport, moments before we flew to Big Island.
We own the row. Sona, me, Kavya – aisle, middle, window. Our bags spill into each other on the floor. We are a family of elbows, feet, and arms. We lean across each other, pressing our bodies in, just so we can all look out the window at fog, … [READ MORE]
Since people have been asking me what it's like to be a Papa again, I thought instead of using words (sooo 1990), I'd use a visual depiction with Kavya's help. She's an artist. The portrait she drew on the top-left is pretty realistic - my legs have … [READ MORE]
The first time I met Sona, we drove around a dodgy part of Beverly Hills trying to find an Indian restaurant in the days before iPhones or GPS systems. Just as we were about to give up, a Gaylords restaurant appeared out of nowhere. We were both … [READ MORE]
Since Sona is having vacation envy, I thought I'd post this photo from our overnight camping trip in the Thar desert in Bikaner, Rajasthan during our six month honeymoon in India. Sona had to step in and tell Rani, my camel that I was spoken for. … [READ MORE]
I know what you're thinking. We've been living it up at Revel, chowing down on tacos and Vietnamese food, lounging by the pool, cozying up with hot cocoa and tiramisu as we play Bonopoly (as Kavya likes to call it). But I have news for you: while our … [READ MORE]