A family Affair

Swapna and Me during Diwali Festival Unlike others, I felt some of my homesickness immediately when I first arrive in Mumbai before settling Pune City.  During the college orientation, I found out I… Continue reading

Bogey Bear

Bogey often accompanied me on many of my adventures. On treks and hikes, I carried him in my backpack or purse. While walking done the street he would quickly catch the attention of… Continue reading

Organic Farming

    As part of an outdoor field visit with my environment perspective class, we took a trip to an organic farm located a few hours outside of Pune City. A nonprofit organization had… Continue reading

Fergusson College

Fergusson College is a prestigious and historical liberal arts institution located in the center of the city of Pune. All of my classes were held in the Creative Science building just another five… Continue reading

Japanese Friendship Garden

The actual name of the park is Pu La Deshpande Park, considered the largest Japanese part in the world outside of Japan. When I first visited, I was taken a back by its… Continue reading

Ganpati Festival: September 20, 2012

 It has been nearly a month since I first arrived in India with the anxious and nervous excitement of stepping into a completely new world.So much has happened since I lugged my suitcase… Continue reading

Shopping with the Girls

I had a great time shopping with some of the friends I made from the program. First thing on our to do list was to shop for kurtis, the Indian style long shirt… Continue reading

Laxmi Road

Laxmi Road is a large open market place located within walking distance of the main college campus.  It is ideally a place where one can bargain to reduce prices on various items. However,… Continue reading

Waterfall Repelling

It was a cool September morning, and I decided I wanted to be a little daring. I never heard of waterfall repelling and thought it sound interesting. With a group of alliance and… Continue reading

Getting Acquainted with Rural Life

As part of the initial orientation process,  we went on a two-hour trek into a nearby village. Although it was humid that day, I had fun connecting with the local and learning more… Continue reading