From India with Love

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Hello and Namaste!

In 20o9-11 I sat down with over 40 westerners from 19 countries who live in India full or part-time and recorded their India stories. I later put them together in the e-book:


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(see links at the end of this post)

INDIA BITES YOU SOMEHOW is a rollicking collection of true stories that take you deep into the heart of the magical, mysterious Indian experience.

This collection of stories are an intimate view into India through a multi-faceted looking glass. You will read about an amazing tsunami survival, follow a yogi who speaks to tigers, enter the world of an animal sanctuary, encounter spiritual salesmen, true sages, and be soothed by immeasurable acts of kindness. And that is just the beginning!

These narratives – moving, terrifying, hilarious, awe-inspiring — were recorded by the holy mountain Arunachala in South India, considered by many to be the most powerful place on Earth.

If you have been to India, you might recognize yourself in this book. If you would like to come to India, these stories are an advance warning, but with lots of encouragement. If you know you’ll never make it to India, this will take you deep into its essence, minus the scary microbes. And you will find out why, as one Canadian woman says, “Anything is possible in India! It really is! You might go crazy in the process, but it is possible!”

– Pat MacKenzie, Amazon Reviewer – 

I am a cancer patient who has been given the all clear for Stage 4 Lymphoma. India is on my bucket list. In late January I am going for 29 days to Southern India. This book I cannot put down. All stories are true life, whether they are about homeless dogs, funeral pyres or the unending generosity of the Indian heart. This book is a wealth of knowledge. It is not a guide book to the various temples, but a guide to the soul of India. I feel that I have a much better understanding of snippets that comprise India.

 – Radhika Schwartz, Amazon Reviewer –

The stories in this book are so well written, so humanly felt, deeply touching and at times searing. Reading it felt like a call home. For those like myself with a deep intimate connection to India the stories in this book bring back the smells and sounds and tastes of Mother India. 

If you want a free preview or would like to read more,

I invite you to click on the Amazon link below.

And here is the link for the book at Smashwords ebook distributors.


Thanks for stopping by!

In peace…..kai


13 Responses to From India with Love

  1. Bugburrypond says:

    This sounds wonderful! Is your book also available in paperback? I am living in the dark ages and have yet to try an ereader.

    • smallpebbles says:

      OH, so sorry not in paperback – am considering. But you can download right onto your computer. At check out the left-hand side of page and you will get EASY instructions how to download and install Kindle. I only had it on my computer for quite awhile until I succumbed and got an eReader and glad for it! Cheers!!

  2. Ajaytao2010 says:

    I loved that very much

  3. Madhu says:

    Hello Kai, just took a peek and i am hooked! Can’t wait to lay my hands on a copy 🙂

  4. Lakshmi Loves To Shop says:

    Namaste…thank you so much for visiting and following my blog 🙂 It was so sweet of you. I look forward to reading yours ~ Lakshmi x

  5. smallpebbles says:

    Great! As you read further, you may notice that the stories get deeper… was purposely laid out that way. Just being in India has that effect, a rubbing away of the surface to reveal the light of Being. Big heart thanks! Shanti…..(hope to post soon)

  6. seekraz says:

    Very compelling reviews on Amazon, Kai…I don’t have many titles from your region of the world, but I do have a few and have found them to be very rewarding reads. I have purchased your ebook and am anxious to begin reading. Thank you for the effort that it must have taken to conduct and transcribe the interviews and whatever other myriad things that must have been completed in order to bring this project to fruition.

    • smallpebbles says:

      Dear Scott, thanks so much for your interest in the book, how sweet!!….hope you enjoy the stories! It was one of those synchronistic events that just kept going on as more and more people were willing to share their stories with open hearts. It was a first book effort, that could frankly use some improvement, still the stories are compelling and give a picture of the deep impact of India on western sensibilities. I am hoping to do a second book, the next one will include Indians as well as westerners. Already people have shared so much, brings tears to the eyes. Right now I am at a retreat center, as you may have read from my last post. So grateful for taking the time to comment. heart shanti….kai

      • seekraz says:

        Hello Kai – I have just finished part one of the book and am getting ready to step into Cultural Immersion…they have been wonderful stories so far…and remind me of reading various ethnographies in my sociology studies in college…which is exactly what they are. I can imagine how collecting the interviews took on a life of their own and just kept rolling…such interesting tales. Hope you’re having a good time at the retreat center…and Peace to you, as well.

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