This is my surrogate family in India, the folks who housed and fed me in Mumbai and were my go-to resource as I wended my way across the subcontinent. From left to right, that’s Tanay, Nipun, yrstruly, Urvashi, and little Ruhan. Urvashi and I met in San Diego when we were in junior high school. We’ve kept in touch all these years, and at long last, I saw her part of the world.