A Year in India


Word Cloud
July 29, 2009, 7:35 am
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Since coming back to the US on June 25, I’ve been meaning to write a few wrap-up entries to close out my year in India. As this blog became an unexpectedly central part of my fellowship experience, I thought it fitting to create a word cloud built from all of its text. I’m hoping a few other final India posts will follow. For now:

Word Cloud



Desi Girl
May 19, 2009, 12:00 pm
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If there’s one song that’s defined this year for us AIF fellows, it’s been the Bollywood favorite, “Desi Girl.” Not much explanation is necessary except for the fact that the song is obnoxious, catchy, and somehow has had a bonding effect on the AIF crew. Listened to on repeat, it inspires some of the best (worst?) dance parties. Song and video below.

Dancing to our fellowship theme song at an AIF reunion in Ahmedabad

(For context, desi means “of the homeland,” i.e., a pure Indian. The song is from a recent Bollywood movie, Dostana.)