Census

Questions on the 2010 Census

The 2010 US Census form had arrived in my mail while I was in India.  Now back in the US, I took out the form and was immediately struck by several things. The form is simplicity itself – there are just ten questions (repeated for each person) but the questions are interesting for what is…

sunrise

Morning sounds in India

I wake up to the sound of crows cawing, doves cooing and someone’s cellphone alarm ringing. Other morning sounds soon filter in. Sloshing sounds tell me someone is taking a bath with a bucket and a mug. A pressure cooker whistles somewhere. The traffic is a low hum in the background. Mingling, right now, with…