The Hindu pantheon is full of gods, more gods than any one person could reasonably keep track of. They are all distinct, they tend toward having multiple heads or arms, and they all bear very human characteristics--as do most of the gods of this world. Lord Ganesha is my favorite Hindu god. He is known for his elephant head and his round belly. He a patron of the arts and sciences and is primarily known as the remover of obstacles.
I must have been blessed by Lord Ganesha last night. We have been in Indore for nearly a week so that Jeremy and his partner, Dave, can work with their team or programmers here. Our room at the Sayaji Hotel is nice and comfortable, but last night it began to smell of exhaust. We tried to turn on the ceiling fan to no avail. We tried to just go to sleep, but the odor continued to increase so uncomfortably that Jeremy finally called to the reception desk to complain. The reassigned us to a new room--a suite in the middle of the hotel. It's beautiful and spacious, and confirms my complete and utter American-ness in my love of, no my need to have more than enough room to spread out. I'm spoiled that way.
Since arriving in Indore I have had very spotty Internet access. But no more. This room (I think it's the location within the hotel) has fabulous access. I'll spend most of today going through photos, editing them and getting them ready, and then I'll be able to catch up on what we've been up to here. It's been an amazing trip so far, eye opening as only travel to a country whose culture is so different from our own, and delightful at the same time. I hope that Lord Ganesha keeps smiling upon me. I have so much to share!