Category: India

What I Miss

I’ve come from the heat of South Asia to a September heat wave in New England.  I heard a meteorologist

What's Missing?

I’m taking advantage of this 36-hour journey home to do a lot of writing and reflecting. I realized the other

Child Labor

In my class, we read the story of Iqbal Masih, a child carpet worker in Pakistan who escaped and became

Crossing the Street

Pedestrians have no special rights in India.  Crossing the street is both a challenge and an adventure.  For the first

Group Dynamics

Today (July 30), we are one week into our two-week tour.  We left the hotel in Varanasi this morning at

By the River Ganges

Delhi, that big large chaotic and noisy city where we began our tour a week ago, now seems mild compared


We traveled from Agra (home of the Taj Mahal) to the village of Orchha by train.  Indian Railways, I learned,

Feeling the Heat

Sauna.  That’s the best way I can think of to describe the weather so far on this trip.  The temperature

The Pink City and The Amber Fort

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state,  was our second city on the tour.  Here’s a quick introduction to the Pink

The Business of Shopping

I’ve experienced shopping on four different continents, but nothing is quite like the experience of shopping in India.  Bargaining is

The Taj Mahal

I’m jumping ahead a few days to share some photos of the Taj Mahal.  We visited just two days ago

Feeling Like A Star

Feeling Like a Star Note:  Our tour guide, Manu, has solved my problem uploading images!  Still have intermittent internet, but

Meeting the Locals

My Couchsurfing host in Delhi for two nights is Nitin, a lawyer from Punjab.  His wife is also a lawyer

Getting Around

It’s hard to imagine 1.25 billion people.  That’s about four times the population of the United States, although India is

Why do they do that?

Note:  I’ll have to publish some posts without photos until I can get faster wi-fi.  It’s been difficult getting anything