Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tales of Four Rickshaw Drivers

From day one in India , we have had a love/hate relationship with the rickshaw/tuk-tuk.  It is cheap transportation…$0.20 for one way to Cept University. The most expensive rides have been $2.00 and  we are still alive after 45 days. … Continue reading

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Happy Holi

Today was a giant play day all over India.  It is the first festival of the year in the Hindu calendar which is packed with festivals.  Holi is on the first full moon of the month of Phalgun which is … Continue reading

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The Golden Temple….Part 2 The Langar

Wandering through the narrow crowded streets to the Golden Temple, we were bombarded with requests to buy orange head scarves.Bare feet and covered heads are mandatory in the temple for both men and women. Our guide suggested that we wear … Continue reading

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The Golden Temple Part I . . . The Sikh Religion

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine when I was taking a “Religions of the World” class in college, that years later, I would be living religions of the world in India!  Hinduism seems quite layered and complicated, but … Continue reading

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A Garden?

A garden is a peaceful place for relaxation, rest, and contemplation.  It can also be a meeting place.  Such it was in a garden, Jallianwala Bagh,  in Amritsar, Punjab on Sunday, April 15, 1919. The day was one of the … Continue reading

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We Really Are Rock Stars…….Action TV Stars!

It all began when our group was invited to a wedding reception here in Ahmedabad way back in January. We were included because one of the student’s uncle extended the invitation to us. The man with me in the pictures … Continue reading

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KFC in India

It started maybe six weeks into our time in India….missing American food.  Some guys found Dominoes, others visited McDonald’s for paneer cheese sandwiches which weren’t too satisfying, but the French fries were great, and someone saw a KFC in Alpha Mall!  The … Continue reading

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