Hi there. I'm Basia Kruszewska, Ph.D.
Basia is a nickname in Polish for Barbara. It's pronounced like Basha. I'm an instructional designer, writer, trainer, former neurobiologist, avid traveler, and amateur photographer.
I was born in Poland and moved to the U.S. when I was young. Since then, I have lived in Connecticut, California, Texas, New York, New Zealand, and India. India Ink began as a way for me to keep in touch with family and friends while living in India. It had its roots in a paper newsletter, called Newz NewZealand, that I started in 1992 when I moved to New Zealand. The newsletter was published quarterly or so, and mailed by snail mail to about 30 friends and family. When I subsequently moved to Rochester, it became the Rochester Rambler (with a temporary stint as The New Yak Times). When I embarked on my India journey, the hard-copy newsletter was reincarnated as the blog India Ink.
I no longer live in India, but my blog lives on. I am currently based in New York.
From 2003 to 2008, India Ink was hosted at Blog City. Starting in January 2009, it was migrated to its current location on Typepad.
Unless stated otherwise, all pictures here are my own. Please be nice, and don't use them without permission. Photographs were taken with a Nikon D80 digital camera body, and a Tamron 18-200mm lens. Some closeups were taken with a Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm lens. Photographs taken prior to 2007 were taken with a 5 megapixel Nikon CoolPix 5700 digital camera with an 8x optical zoom Nikkor lens (4x digital zoom), with a focal length range of 35-280mm.