Throughout most of the 1990s I traveled and lived in Asia. My experiences there are some of the richest in my life and the many friends and acquaintances I made there are still some of my strongest relationships.
Many of my travels were in India and during one trip, returning from the steel industry city of Jamshedpur, I started to make notes about many of the things I had seen and experienced over the years. Hence, the title of these articles.
All of the scenes in this story are based on actual events but I have taken a little ‘poetic license’ with some of them. The characters are fictional but based on real acquaintances. Despite the tongue-in-cheek and teasing treatment in certain spots, I have the utmost admiration and respect for the countries, cultures and peoples portrayed herein.