Leaving Early and Final Thoughts

Due to circumstances and bad timing, I’ve had to cut my time short in India. I’m a bundle of emotions. And, as I sit here in my hotel room on my last night, listening to the loud honks and revving engines outside my window, I can’t help but think how much I’m going to miss the […]

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Playing Catch-Up

Well, it’s been a while. Thanks to traveling around and having bad wifi, I haven’t been able to upload pictures to WordPress or post efficiently. So, here I am, a week and a half later, feeling guilty for my lack of writing and unsure of where to start. This post is going to be a […]

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A Chance to Succeed

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As Maddie and I walked into the school that has recently started housing one of Avasar’s computer labs, we were welcomed by a pool bright bows, checkered shirts, and wide brown eyes. Trying hard not to be distracting, we hurried up the marble steps giving smiles and waves to the children who couldn’t stop looking at us.

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Commercial Street Chaos

Yesterday Maddie and I went to Commercial Street without any expectations or preparation. I figured it would be a street filled with busy markets, but I didn’t anticipate the chaos and packed alleyways, nor the people trailing behind us yelling, “ma’am, look here, ma’am,” every minute, trying to get us to buy their products.

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Avasar, Instant Best Friends, and Feeling Famous.

“We are like a candle–a candle has the ability to give light and it can glow, but it [needs] some match box light. That’s sort of like Avasar,” Pavani told Maddie and I after we asked her, Swathi, and Shivu how Avasar has made a difference in their lives.

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Realities and Realizations

The past few days have been challenging. They’ve been filled with frustration, anxiety, and doubts. I’ll be honest, I’ve failed to post something because I was feeling defeated. And this defeat is hard to explain. I don’t know if I’ll be able to completely express the feelings–both physically and mentally–that have been running through me, but […]

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A Successful First Day

After countless hours–practically 24 hours to be exact–I finally made it to India. I’m so tired that I don’t feel like a real person, but I’m happy to be here and all my nerves have melted away. People were right, you really do feel a huge culture shock. It’s like no place I’ve ever experienced, but […]

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