I also bought a winter hat for 50 cents off a street vendor. This was probably my most intelligent purchase and it saved me once we arrived in frigid Jersey.
We grabbed a taxi to the airport and flew home on December 15. The flights were all on time, customs and immigration a breeze, and entered culture shock, as expected. Everything was so dark and bland. I think you only realize how colorful India is when you leave the country.
India - I will miss you. You provide so much eye candy and stimulate all my senses, all the time. Now on to process what I learned.