Tag Archives: India’s Identities

53 ways to use a sari

Imagined by Allison Hren, Abbey Reach, and friends, I share with you 53 ways to use a sari: 1. wear it 2. tapestry 3. bed spread 4. picnic blanket 5. toilet paper 6. shower curtain 7. basket 8. pee shield 9. fishing net 10. dupatta 11. towel 12. sun shield 13. umbrella 14. flag 15. […]
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Nandri and Vanakam

I am sad to announce this is our last day in India.  We depart the New Woodlands hotel at 9:30 to begin our two day journey to the US.  This post is intended to communicate to our friends, families, and loved ones, that although our three weeks have finished, our memories and experiences from India […]
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The Little Things

Hey friends, this is Sarah Mulligan (more commonly known as Smulligan) guest blogging today. It’s about 12:30 pm here in beautiful Chennai and while normally if we were at home we would be sitting down for lunch, it is not the case here in India. Most Indians take a later lunch, therefore we do as […]
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Posting Up in Pallakaad

Hello, I’m Kegan Rinard and I am guest blogging in regards to the experience the group collectively underwent in everybody’s favorite Kerala native Sunil Kumar’s village. Upon arriving in the quaint rural area snuggled nicely outside the small hamlet of Pallakaad we were greeted with a multitude of Sunil’s immediate as well as extended family. […]
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A Recap of Cochin

Hello all,After an amazing stay with Sunil’s family in their village outside of Palakkad we have found ourselves back in Chennai via overnight train to spend our last few days in India. More information on our time with Sunil’s family will follow, but first we would like to recap a little bit and talk about […]
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Idli and Sambhar

Good evening USA from Cochin, Kerala (7:30 am). As students straggle down to breakfast, I will take this opportunity to talk about my absolute favorite pass time, food. To say I am simply a foodie is a conservative term; rather I have a love affair with food that never loses its allure. From our first […]
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Searching for India’s Identities

Hello everyone, my name is Callie Hannah and I am guest-blogging for the group today.  The first thing I will note is that there is only one week left of our stay here in India. The time has flown by and we have been so busy, as you all have been learning by reading the […]
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Life on the Backwaters

Hello everyone! This is Garrett bringing you another update about our adventures in India. We spent the past two days exploring the Kerala backwaters on houseboats. We started this adventure in the city of Alleppey, and many of us who had been a bit worried about this experience quickly calmed down after we saw the […]
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“Sleep after selling horses and elephants” -Hindu Proverb

Two days ago, we found ourselves bouncing down a mountain in a jeep an hour before sunrise. We were on our way to the Periyar Wildlife Preserve in Kerala. We drove through the forests as the sun rose, stopping every now and them to try and catch a glimpse of a Malabar Giant Squirrel or […]
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Goodbye, Tamil Nadu (for now): On to Kerala!

Hello all, The group has been up to a lot for the past few days. On Monday we wrapped up our stay in Madurai by visiting ODAM, the NGO that we chose to visit for the purposes of this course. An NGO is a Non-Government Organization. NGO’s function essentially as what we would consider to […]
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