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India Gate

My very first “dining out” experience in India  — Mainland China, Greater Kailash 1

Traffic at a red light… notice the cycles, motorcycles, auto rickshaws, cars, and bus all on the same road, seeing this stresses me out

Indian style pasta at my Aunt’s home which is specially made for me when I visit… I always feel so loved

india 2012 012Me hanging out with the neighbor’s 2 year old Chihuahua

Mild, frothy, and delicious cappuccino at Café Coffee Day

Hangout at Khan Market where you’ll encounter lots of expats and all my favorite American grocery items  — Khan Market      

Tea time with my husband and niece; I adore this tea set  — Elma’s Bakery, Hauz Khas Village

Out of the 3 best malls in New Delhi (all in Vasant Kunj), my favorite was DLF Promenade  — Vasant Kunj

Hookah & Margaritas with my husband and niece  — Amour, Hauz Khas Village

Typical shopping market in India  — Lajpat Nagar

Red Velvet Cake in India, really?  Hello love!  — Elma’s Bakery, Hauz Khas Village

Celebrating our 3rd anniversary dinner at a romantic South Indian Coastal Dining restaurant — Zambar, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

india 2012 187Elegant and sexy styles at Meena Bazaar, my favorite store in Delhi, where I always manage to find something –- Meena Bazaar, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj

Women outside the DLF Promenade mall waiting for their drivers to show up… gotta love India for these luxuries

Passing through a shady area of Mahipalpur Mata Chowk… an unfortunate reality

Cucpakes at Cinnabon, I love cupcakes!  — DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj

Kingdom of Dreams  — Gurgaon

Love Zara’s 2012 Spring collection, I treated myself a little early  — DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj

india 2012 038More traffic in India

Window shopping at DLF Emporio, the most expensive mall in India featuring all luxury designers  — DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj

india 2012 137French designer, Christian Louboutin, opens his “first” store in India in New Delhi on February 9  –- DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj

TELL ME: Have you been to India?  or lived/living there?  What are your thoughts on this mystifying country?

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  1. beautiful photos!! I would love to visit New Delhi someday. All the food looks so good. & awesome blog 😀

  2. @Jahnavi – wasn't McDonalds India so good? I think it's way better than the US. I haven't yet tried Subway, it's hard to eat at the fastfoods when there are so many other great places to choose from. Lajpat Nagar is okay, I think all the markets are kinda the same, the malls are so much nicer. 🙂

  3. @Tina – yeah, I know. It's not too often you get to see a bicycle on the road. Thanks so much for the anniversary wish.

    @Kiran – yup, major changes in India, for the better!

  4. @Mandy – don't worry, you're not alone. I'm of Indian origin and I experience a culture shock there every time I visit. It's challenging and a lot to take in, but with family, love, and good food, you're able to handle it.

  5. @BeetleBuggy – I've never driven in India, I think I would pass out. I love the huge malls and the western culture that is now a part of India, it has a good blend of both the east and west. You're welcome! 🙂

  6. Ah, you're making me totally home-sick now! A lot of these were regular haunts for me since I was a little girl and I totally miss them now! And I used to drive in that madness too 😛 After driving in India, driving in the US was daunting at first, especially sticking to lanes, since you can sway any which way on Indian roads LOL Things have changed a lot over the past decade or so in India, a lot of western stores and huge malls are now commonplace. You gotta love the diversity in India though the lesser developed areas really make me sad. I can't wait to go back home again! Thanks for the pics, Honey, loved them!!

  7. Amazing photos here! Happy third anniversary, that restaurant looks pretty cool. Also, no doubt you had some fun shopping! That red velvet cake looks like it would be delicious, definitely a little more rich than the standard around here.
    The mix of transportation vehicles is scary-I have not seen anyone on a bike on the road in ages! Have a wonderful day!