First random nugget: Punjabi pioneers in the Australian outback! Seriously? Who knew? Yet here they are in all their turbaned glory, next to the tinker carts in which they plied their trade. I have got to look into this. Someday.
Random nugget number two: Caminho Das Indias a.k.a. India, A Love Story, an international Emmy winning Brazilian soap partly based in India. Imagine a bunch of people who look Indian (sort of), with names like Ananda and Maya, dressed up in Indian clothes, in Indian settings, and speaking Portuguese. Oh, it's exactly as weird as it sounds! Of course this would never work if they were Swedish or something, but some of them look like pukka desis. I know from experience that the reverse is true. I'm constantly having people talk to me in Spanish and Portuguese, from the doctor's office to the the dude in the MacDonald drive through. So it's actually fun to watch them attempt some Hindi for a change! Check out this rather sweet clip which shows two naming ceremonies/baptisms, one in India (or so they would have us believe!) and one in Brazil.
Both these things made me think about the strange connections between people and places. Hmmmm! And now ... back to revisions.