A Year in India

June 18, 2009, 1:15 pm
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Thanks to Loren, my 25th included Pillsbury cupcakes, frosting, and sprinkles all the way from the US! My favorite part of (American) birthdays right here in India.



Premature Nostalgia
June 17, 2009, 11:17 pm
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As my fellowship nears its end, I’ve started appreciating the everyday moments that have come to characterize my time in India. A few of these moments stood out when Chandan (my coworker and close friend) and I traveled to Hyderabad last week to run a teacher training workshop. The following list may seem random and mundane, but that’s half the reason I want to capture it in words.

Hyderabad waterfront

Hyderabad waterfront

1. Sitting for hours at Hyderabad’s Western-ish waterfront food court talking, taking silly photos, and eating “American” masala corn.

2. Getting hysterical with C in the midst of his workshop presentation. “Digital Equalizer is AIF’s initiative that allows for projects like, um, Respiration through Power Point!” Ha.

3. Driving, driving, driving through Hyderabad’s hot, crowded streets. An hour from the airport to the hotel. An hour from the hotel to a museum that was, in the end, closed. An hour back to the hotel. An hour + (in circles) to dinner. Etc, etc.

4. Mutual bliss over returning to our city of heart.