Next book, Holy Cow, by Sarah MacDonald. I've just started reading it and really enjoy the author's writing style. She really brings the realities of India to life. If you're into travelogues it might be one to check out.
Following is the book's summary:
"In her twenties, journalist Sarah Macdonald backpacked around India and came away with a lasting impression of heat, pollution and poverty. So when an airport beggar read her palm and told her she would return to India - and for love - she screamed, "Never!" and gave the country, and him the finger.
But eleven years later, the prophecy comes true. When the love of Sarah's life is posted to India, she quits her dream job to move to the most polluted city on earth, New Delhi. Holy Cow is Macdonald's often hilarious chronicle of her adventures in a land of chaos and contradiction, of encounters with Hinduism, Islam and Jainism, Sufis, Sikhis, Parsis and Christians, and a
kaleidoscope of yogis, swamis and Bollywood stars. From spiritual retreats and crumbling nirvanas to war zones and New Delhi nightclubs, it is a journey that only a woman on a mission to save her soul, her love life - and her sanity - can survive."