May 04
May 04

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Farewells & Final Thoughts

Cows were scary at the beginning of the semester, but now they look like this to me!

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Apr 13

Gulabbari

What was this? I'm not totally sure... we were invited to a fancy evening party called "Gulabari" at one of the estates of a Banaras-ian who now lives in Kolkata.

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Apr 13

Lok Chetana Samhiti

Last weekend I discussed outreach methods for differently abled, women, and other marginalized group in a Dalit community on the outskirts of Varanasi.

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Mar 18

Hundreds of Tiny Lingams

Shaivism is one of the major traditions within Hinduism that reveres Shiva as the Supreme Being. Yesterday we went to a temple in Godaulia, Varanasi which is of the Vira Shaivism or Lingayatism sect of Shaivism. According to Lingayatist Shaivists, devotees should wear Ishtalingas, or small lingam necklaces around their necks at all times and perform puja to these small lingams.

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Mar 18

Holi... and a Party!

Holi with my host family was... crazy. Before we'd even started eating gujias (traditional Holi food) our host uncle visiting from Mumbai covered our faces in green paint. Then the day continued on the roof as everyone covered each other in wet holi paint. The women ripped the men's shirts off with their teeth!

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Mar 12

Left My Heart in Darjeeling

I'll be back, Darjeeling.

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Mar 12

Climb Every Mountain

The closest I'll ever get to climbing Everest.

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Mar 12

The Struggle to Maintain Cultural Heritage While In Exhile

Tibetans in exhile living in Darjeeling, West Bengal.

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