Blue sky outside an airplane window.

Tips for Air Travel In India

 5 Things You Need to Know

Indian train travel is a must do for any serious traveller, but even with the new online train bookings options, it is still much easier to book flights than it is to book train passage. And the cost, availability, and timing make flights a reasonable alternative for getting around the sub-continent. While air travel is air travel almost everywhere you go (except, perhaps, in Pakistan!), there are a few peculiarities in India. Here are a few things new visitors to India should know before they head to the airport.

The Remarkable Women of #JLF

Nevertheless, They Persist

That the Jaipur Literature Festival is an event for women is obvious as soon as you arrive. Invariably, the women’s security line is miles long, while the men’s line is virtually non-existent. The volunteers and staff also seem to be mostly women—from the students managing the author signing booths to the venue hosts introducing the speakers.

Of course, this doesn’t diminish the dominance of men’s voices or the everyday challenge of moving through space occupied by men.

Long Time, No Read

Has it really been almost 2 years? What have I been up to?
Well, not travelling (that much). The fall of 2014 brought a new adventure—condo ownership. And condo ownership demanded a moratorium on travel as I replenished the coffers.

“You keep using that word…”: The Princess Bride and Effective Word Choice

Making An Ass Out of U and Me

I recently finished a project in which I had to follow my own advice. The author had reversed the use of presume and assume in the same paragraph. It didn’t sound right to me, but I couldn’t put my finger on why it wasn’t right, so I looked it up!

My Writing Process: A Blog Hop

“Writing process” is such a loaded term. It conjures up the many recipes for rhetorical success that writing instructors and other educators shove down students’ throats. I’ve done it to students myself, knowing full well that while enumerated writing processes are based on proven methods, there’s far more art than science when it comes to crafting good rhetoric, even for a technician like me. And no recipe can replace the easy magic that comes with practice, practice, practice.