I'm packed, all but for a few tiny things. I have another day and a half at home to think of what I'm forgetting and to do things for the family that I think they might forget. I've brought most of the outside plants in, because it will freeze while I'm gone.
I've listened to two audiobooks and watched two movies, to help me be a better guest (I hope) in India. I'd rather ask good questions and not so many basic beginner questions. I listened to The Story of India, and A Passage to India (an older novel with lots of social and religious overtones). I watched "Rajneeti" (too much violence and politics for me, but hay... it's about violence and politics) and I watched "Life in a Metro" which is similar to "Love Actually," set in Mumbai.
I'm reading (but won't have time to finish, and it's too big to carry with me) Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India, by William Dalrymple.
I've read several webpages and a little book on how to act. Still, no doubt, I'll commit some unintended offenses, but I will attempt to be aware and to keep my left hand away from the food.