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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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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 […]

Ganesh Chaturthi

Sunday marked the final day of the 10-day long festival celebrating the Hindu elephant God Ganesha. As a bunch of us took our first trips into Chennai via the train, we wondered on down to Marina beach where the festivities were taking place. After following the stampede of trucks and cattle-drawn carriages along the beach, […]

Enjoying the Fruits of Tambaram’s Labor

For our first media blog assignment, I decided to investigate the produce stands scattered all throughout the markets of West Tambaram. Wedged in between tiny alleys, there was row after row of stands featuring all types of fruits, vegetables, and even flowers. The conglomeration of merchants from all corners of Tambaram gather together under this […]