Category Archives: 2016

Repetition

To get to the Lufthansa lost and found desk during a layover in the Frankfurt airport, you need to have a true friend or two to help you withstand the scary emotional implications of a lost iPhone go through customs … Continue reading

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Long Hugs and New Friends

In India, I hear more. When you strip away the constant noise of needless newsfeeds and buzzing text notifications, you aren’t left with silence. Instead, there are the sounds of birds in the morning, of rickshaws honking meters away, plates … Continue reading

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Gut Feelings

There was something I couldn’t put my finger on about the hotel we stayed at on Mandarmani beach. Something felt off. Initially, I had a few vague reasons that explained my discomfort. Immediately, upon opening the gates of the hotel, there is a row … Continue reading

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Why Swimming Pools Are a Human Right

The Ganges River is seeped in holiness, tradition and pollution. Each year, millions of Hindu pilgrims travel to its riverbanks to bathe in its holy water and cremate their dead. I have a memory from last summer of floating in a … Continue reading

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People are Flowers and Master’s Degrees are Stars

Two summers ago, while sitting in a hot, unair-conditioned room in IIT-Bombay I finally got it . There, I learned about the CTARA institute, an advanced degree program for developing rural alternative technologies. I captured a lesson that I carry with … Continue reading

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Good Luck Charms

Twenty four hours before flight 0421 leaves Boston for Mumbai, I raced around my house searching for a good luck charm. My bedroom floor, already a tornado of sunscreen bottles and flowy pants, became even more hazardous as I searched through its very last uncharted … Continue reading

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