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it’s official: Our Delhi Struggle will be a book!

It’s finally official. The blue ink is dry and the envelope is closed and the contract is airmailing its way to Harper Collins. Now all that awaits is a manuscript.

The book will be part memoir and part guidebook: an in-depth exploration of the Delhi we lived, the lessons we learned, and the funny things that happened to us. It’ll be like this blog, only much longer, much more detailed, and much funnier.

Writing has begun, and will continue for the next six months. We expect to release the book next April July, just in time to channel the excitement of Delhi’s Commonwealth Games into fame and fortune.

If you want updates about the book’s progress and an invitation to the big release party next April July, send your email address to ourdelhistruggle AT gmail dot com. You can also follow us on Twitter: mmmmdave and JennySteeves.

This blog will be an integral part of the writing process. We’ll rely on readers’ opinions and insights to add detail to the book. Right now, for instance, we’re writing the section on getting around Delhi, and all the white-knuckled moments we’ve had in the back of an autorickshaw. Our question to you: what was your scariest auto-related experience?

the google sari

Spotted this in a fancy mall in Gurgaon, India (the tech hub south of Delhi). I don’t know the backstory, and I couldn’t find out because (proving that India is aspiring to Western standards in every way!) a guard started rushing over to bust me for taking pictures.