Retroblog – Indian FRO

Direct experience with Indian bureaucracy.

As I mentioned a few days ago, I will occasionally post some flashbacks to some favorite old trips and events. I’ll start with our sabbatical in India: we lived in Bangalore from August 2008 through May 2009, at the Indian Institute of Science.

One of the early challenges was to register with the Foreigners’ Registration Office (FRO). This is a long blog post, but one that people still mention to me even a decade later! Wow.

The office of the Commissioner of Police, in Bangalore.

Retroblog – first day in India

A flashback to our sabbatical in India.

As I mentioned a few days ago, I will occasionally post some flashbacks to some favorite old trips and events. I’ll start with our sabbatical in India: we lived in Bangalore from August 2008 through May 2009, at the Indian Institute of Science. Our first day was full of logistics, and great anticipation – and a good background for the retroblogs to come.

Retroblog

it’s time for some flashbacks!

I began blogging in 2008 when we moved to India for a year-long sabbatical at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). In 2012 I had to switch platforms from Apple MobileMe to WordPress, leaving the old MobileMe postings available … but in a clunky form. In the past month I have slowly migrated the early blog posts, through May 2009, to WordPress. Since I don’t expect to be traveling any time soon, I think I’ll post occasional flashbacks – retroblogs – to that year in India.

We had an elephant ride in the hills of Kerala, December 2008. David, Mara, Andy, John, Pam.

Stay tuned!