• The Vaishnavite Trio

    Welcome to Silk Town – Kanchipuram

    Last Sunday, a group of seven students plus Dr. Berkey and Dr. Dietz set out to the town city of Kanchipuram. Everyone was thrilled to visit the city so famously know for its silk products. According to Dr. Venkataramanujam, our guide for the day, Kanchipuram was known as the ghatikasthanam, or the place of learning, […]

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    Is this first class? The Shimla-Kalka Express

    It was the early morning of September 24th, and dewdrops covered the rugged path to the station. After spending two days in the summer capital of the British Raj, we left Shimla with mixed emotions having experienced a 12-hour bus ride to get there, creepy portraits in our hotel rooms, and at the same time […]

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    Durbar Square and Hanuman Dhoka: A Step Into the Past

    Nestled within the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, Nepal’s largest and capital city is Durbar Square and the Hanuman Dhoka, a throwback to the 17th century. While the architecture is medieval, nowhere in Kathmandu is totally free from the modern world as an intense smog hangs over the entire city. A few days, and a […]

  • Shimla View

    Shimla Shimmy

    After spending two beautiful days enjoying the unforgettable sights and sounds of Amritsar, from the Golden Temple to the Wagah Border, the group headed up the mountains to Shimla. Our 310 km journey, which was intended to take us 5.5 hours, quickly turned into an all day affair. The narrow paths, Indian traffic and multiple […]

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    Golden Temple

    Hello from Amritsar, Punjab! Although we only spent a little over a day in this city, we saw some really amazing sites that everyone will be able to read about in the forthcoming blog posts. Punjab is a state in northwest India and is heavily populated by Sikhs. The spark notes version of Sikhs is […]

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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 […]

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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Shopportunities in Thamel

As one of the main shoppers in the Davidson in India group this year, I had a great time in Nepal. Kathmandu is especially full of places to shop, and the crown jewel of the shopping in the city is the Thamel district. One afternoon our guide, who was also enthusiastic about shopping, dropped us […]

The Vaishnavite Trio

Welcome to Silk Town – Kanchipuram

Last Sunday, a group of seven students plus Dr. Berkey and Dr. Dietz set out to the town city of Kanchipuram. Everyone was thrilled to visit the city so famously know for its silk products. According to Dr. Venkataramanujam, our guide for the day, Kanchipuram was known as the ghatikasthanam, or the place of learning, […]

IMG_9396

Is this first class? The Shimla-Kalka Express

It was the early morning of September 24th, and dewdrops covered the rugged path to the station. After spending two days in the summer capital of the British Raj, we left Shimla with mixed emotions having experienced a 12-hour bus ride to get there, creepy portraits in our hotel rooms, and at the same time […]