Hi CASI followers, I hope you all had a fantastic summer and enjoyed reading the abundance of adventure packed CASI student blogs! I have had a whirlwind of a start to my junior year, it seems like light years ago that I boarded a plane in New Delhi heading back to the United States. There […]

Being back in the US now I realize how privileged I am. I do not have to worry about whether I will have the basic necessities to live; the people in the foothills of the Himalayas have to live their lives one day at a time. They do not know what the next day will […]

A picture of me playing Simon Say with a young girl in Gajaar village. While sitting in the Chirag office trying to figure out what I am going to write for one of my last blog posts I cannot help but think wow how time has flown by. With only six days left to my […]

In my last post I mentioned the work I am doing for KGU, but due to the average attention span of a blog reader I thought it would be best to save my tails about the rest of my work with Chirag for a different post… To give a little bit of background Micro-finance is […]

Hi CASI followers! So internet is temporarily back, but will probably still be pretty unreliable because monsoon season is approaching… During the monsoons it downpours for days on end, last week there was heavy rain for 3 ½ days straight, from Friday until Monday morning. At first I did not realize how big of a […]

After my first full week of work it was nice to get away for a day anda half. Jason, Shobana, Nathalie, Shagun and I took a trip to a nearbycity called Nainital. We had a great time shopping in the Tibetanmarket and trying all kinds of Indian food, hopefully there will bemany more weekends to […]

Hi CASI followers! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your summers! If you feel like the Chirag interns have been a little under represented on the blog we have been without internet for at least two weeks! If this post goes through I am an extremely lucky person! Hopefully internet will be […]

     Hi CASI followers! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying yoursummers! A lot has happened since I last wrote…   So my first homestay was quite the experience! I reached Chirag, the ngo I am working for this summer, on Monday May 20th and was sent to ahome stay for six […]

Hi all! If you feel like the CHIRAG interns have been quite on the CASI blog it’s because our NGO has been without internet for a little over two weeks! We have been trying to upload our posts/pictures to the blog, but with no success. We have minimal access to internet through internet sticks and […]

     Hello all! I have not been in India even a week, but my plane flight from Brussels to New Delhi feels like such a long time ago. So much has happened since my first blog post. Arriving in Delhi I do not know what I was expecting, but what I experienced was an […]