Rumor has it that I am going to Bodhgaya and Sikkim for some drupchens and prayers. You should all know that everything is very much up in the air. Who knows what will happen between now and then. There have been a lot of requests and people are asking whether we are inviting individuals. Let it be known that I am not inviting anyone, which is not to say you are forbidden. Within each member of the first world's heart there is a George Bush, Hu Jintao, or a Tony Blair. What I'm saying is that they come from their first world countries to a developing nation and expecting that everything should be exactly how it is at home. Here in India, worlds like "delay", "cancellation", "confirmation", "cleanliness", "no problem," "yes" and "no" all have different meanings. And in fact, if you learn how to appreciate those different definitions, you will find that this is what makes this part of the world magical. So, people who are wishing to come from the first world expecting their toilet will flush, and a hot shower, who are married to the whole principal of no trespassing, who value individual rights and personal space, might as well just look at pictures, preferably black and white and especially taken by Cartier Bresson and Raghu Rai.