My 96-Year-Old Friend: A Reason for Hope
India

My 96-Year-Old Friend: A Reason for Hope

Early this morning as the sun filled my room with light, I rolled over in bed and scrolled through the emails in my phone. One immediately caught my eye–from my baba (host dad) in India. He had received the letter I sent to him and was writing to let me know that both he and aai … Continue reading

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A Challenge

I’ve been given a challenge. We’ll not so much a challenge as an insightful suggestion. After spending nearly 4 months in India, writing about some of my most meaningful experiences several times a week, I’ve now slipped back into the sometimes-comfortable, sometimes-overwhelming pattern of my final semester at college. Still grappling with reverse culture shock, … Continue reading

“Reverse-Culture Shock”: a little perspective
India / Other / Southeast Asia

“Reverse-Culture Shock”: a little perspective

As the semester came to an end our conversations naturally centered around our excitement about going home: What’s the first thing you’ll eat when you get back?             Who are you most excited to see?             What will your pets do when you walk in the door?             How nice is it going to be … Continue reading

The Wall Project: A Photoessay of an Illustrated City
India / Southeast Asia

The Wall Project: A Photoessay of an Illustrated City

On our final morning in Mumbai we decided to venture off the beaten path and seek out something Lonely Planet called “The Wall Project” or “The Wall of Mumbai.” “An artistic initiative similar to Berlin’s East Side Gallery, though without the 28 years of oppression and isolation,” Lonely Planet had called it. We didn’t know … Continue reading