By Jack Barker My experience in India so far has brought me a change in personal views. When I first came to India, I didn’t know what to expect honestly. I felt like I was knowledgeable about many things, but the people in India and their culture was not one. I was certainly pretty curious … Continue reading Experiencing Common Ground
Category: India 2017-18
The Mainland – an Update
After dealing with an unexpected twist in plans, Han Zhou and I have spent the last few days on the mainland while the rest of the group enjoys the incredible wonders of the Andaman Islands. Though Han and I are obviously disappointed not to be with the group for this time or to get our … Continue reading The Mainland – an Update
The surprising familiarity…
By Claude Owen As this was the first full day in India and the only full day in Delhi, I was stoked to be today’s leader. Rather than the travelling that had occupied the day of our arrival, or the next day when we would hop on a plane to fly to Port Blair, I … Continue reading The surprising familiarity…
Day 1 – my first impressions
By Andrew Merrick Day one of the trip began after the very long journey where we flew from Washington D.C. to Dubai on EK 232, followed by a second flight on EK 516 with service to Delhi. Once we arrived in Delhi the first thing that I noticed were the dogs on the street. They … Continue reading Day 1 – my first impressions
Reflecting on Delhi – a glimpse into our discussions
Elias: “The city is hectic but the people aren’t describes how the city works. The peoples seem calm inside and to us it looks so busy – but it’s actually not busy once you understand it.” Kam: “The crab last night was delicious.” “The best time so far was returning to the airport in Port … Continue reading Reflecting on Delhi – a glimpse into our discussions
Port Blair – the end of another long journey
The group is settled in Port Blair, capitol of the Andaman Islands, for the night. The turquoise waters and endless reefs lured us in from the sky. The Andamans feel like the end of the earth but they also feel like home. Familiar food - chicken lollipops and crab at New Lighthouse restaurant. Chai. Familiar … Continue reading Port Blair – the end of another long journey
New Delhi – an Indian welcome!
Most of the group is still sound asleep - we were understandably tired last night after our long day of travel and a few hours in India's bustling capital. New Delhi, on the other hand, is already wide awake. Sitting on the rooftop of our hotel, I can hear the sounds of trains, prayer calls, … Continue reading New Delhi – an Indian welcome!
Feet on the subcontinent!
We are in India and excited! Though we are travel weary, the streets of Delhi have energized us! More soon...
Dubai – a surreal layover
We are safely in Dubai after crossing the ocean in the world's largest commercial plane. We flew by the tallest building in the world and are now waiting at our gate for the flight to Delhi. We are a tired, excited crew.
On the plane!
I am excited but I still can't really process what's about to happen! -Mariana I am ready to go! -Caleb Lewis I am totally stoked and can't wait to fly on this huge plane. I am looking forward to searching for a good independent project. I also can't wait to see Suman, Praveen and my … Continue reading On the plane!