A Year in India

The People
September 16, 2008, 3:21 am
Filed under: American India Foundation | Tags: ,

One of the best parts of the American India Foundation ServiceCorps Fellowship orientation was getting to know my fellow fellows.  Our common interest in Indian development seems to have stemmed from so many different places.  My peers have lived in countries varying from Ecuador to Thailand to Bhutan to – of course – India and the US (amongst others).  Our work backgrounds, too, are all over the map: health, music, finance, art, marketing, etc., etc.

Unsurprisingly, we bonded less over of where we’ve come from and what we’ve done and more over the little things: sneaky bug-killing tactics, McCain/Palin rants, dance parties in empty bars, long dinner conversations about everything under the sun, thinking Jake Gyllenhal & Freddie Prince Jr. are the same person, a communal love for FabIndia, our somewhat frightening obsession with getting wifi, and of course James’s infamous laugh.

What a memorable two weeks it’s been.  It’s set the tone for what I’m sure will be stellar visits and reunions in the various cities we’ve been placed.


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This sounds like you had great fun. I truly wish you had another fellow here.

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