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    Auroville: A utopian village

    Written September 8th, 2014 As the van navigated through the dusty streets, I grew more and more excited. Most of the crew was asleep or resting from the tiring on-the-move routine but not me; I could not stop thinking that we would soon arrive to Auroville. Auroville is a utopian village of over two thousand […]

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    The Stone Reliefs and Monuments of Mahabalipuram

    Written on September 3rd, 2014 Yesterday the group visited the city of Mahabalipuram on a mission to tour the many monuments that the city has to offer. These monuments are thousands of years old and have architectural, religious, historical, and cultural significance. They were crafted during the reign of the Pallavas, a long period of […]

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    Shore Temple

    Preface: I’m not much of a blogger, but I’ll take my best crack at it. Written September 2, 2014.   On our second full day in Mahabalipuram, we visited several temples and monuments scattered in the city. Probably the most iconic of the bunch and the foremost in the state of Tamil Nadu, the Shore […]

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    A Celebration of New Beginnings

    We have arrived in India, and we are currently beginning our second day in the country. It amazes me that I have only been here for a little over 24 hours. Incredibly, I have almost completely adjusted to the time change because I slept in two-hour increments during the flights from Charlotte to Frankfurt, and […]

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    Eyes Open in India

      After 3 flights and over 30 hours of travel, I awake to my first returned morning in India – a hot, sultry country where days are long, sticky and endless. From the airport to the guesthouse, in last night’s sleepy two a.m. hours, our group found itself on a colorfully painted, sequin adorned traveler’s […]

Davidson in India | 2014

2014 is a very exciting year for the Davidson in India program. Sixteen students, one resident director, and one assistant resident director will spend the semester exploring themes in the history, environment and ecology, and economy of South Asia. Our travels will take us to India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Join in the adventure by following our blog!

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FOUR ROOMS, NEW FRIENDS, AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION – WRITTEN IN THE INTERNATIONAL GUEST HOUSE AT 3:00PM IST

Although I usually try not to write simple chronologies of my experiences, I enjoyed my latest adventure too much not to tell you all about it. Yesterday a few of us were juggling the soccer ball that was purchased last week (a red, Manchester United themed ball in honor of our fellow traveler Nathan, a […]

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The Secret Side of Hinduism

Varnukum from Madras Christian College in Tambaram! For all of you who are not well-versed in Tamil, Varnukum is a common South Indian greeting that is similar to Namaste, its northern counterpart. As I write this blog post, I am relaxing on the patio of the International Guest House (and soaking up the 100+ degree […]

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Eyes Open in India

  After 3 flights and over 30 hours of travel, I awake to my first returned morning in India – a hot, sultry country where days are long, sticky and endless. From the airport to the guesthouse, in last night’s sleepy two a.m. hours, our group found itself on a colorfully painted, sequin adorned traveler’s […]