On the way back home, I found myself marveling at the variety of experiences at my fingertips in Berkeley. And I'm not just talking about exquisite classical Persian music downtown on a Sunday evening. Indus Village has fabulous take-out when I found myself short a dish to take to a Saturday afternoon pool party. When I need a birthday present for a friend enamoured with Bollywood, BombayMusic.com is there (and has come up big the last week with India West, India Currents and Stardust when I was looking for them!). And for a tasty lunch while catching up with a friend, Udupi Palace remains the place to get really good cheap South Indian food. All here, all accessible, all fabulous. A small moment of appreciation for the fact that Berkeley is the place to be this 4th of July weekend.