Dear Pre-Aravind Anjali,  Right now, I know you’re stressed because you’re packing for a trip where you’ll buy all of your clothes after you arrive, but not to worry, you’ll have no trouble finding them (though you should know you are not good at bargaining).  I want to tell you how much you’ll learn this summer, […]

As I sit on the plane to Delhi, the first leg of my trip back to the US, I decided I would think about the friends I’ve made, food I’ve eaten, and the fun I’ve had while on this trip, rather than diving into what my time at Aravind has meant to me. (I’ve already […]

I’m now a little bit over halfway done with my time here at Aravind. For all of my dedicated readers (that’s you, mom and dad), I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ve learned since I’ve arrived and how these lessons have changed the way I think about the world.  I’ve always considered myself to […]

I’ve now been working in Madurai for approximately 3 weeks, and suffice to say, I’ve learned a lot. Aravind Eye Hospital is one of the largest (and in my opinion, one of the most impressive) eye care systems in the world, and it runs on a completely self-sustaining model of hyper-efficiency. Over half of the […]

After fifty hours of traveling and twelve hours of sleep over the past few days, I am sitting again in the Indira Gandhi International Airport waiting for my next flight to Madurai.  I love India already. This is the first time in my life where I’ve been able to introduce myself and not have to […]