I have been home for little over a week now. Sophie and I landed in Los Angeles at 7pm last Monday. Our flight over the Pacific was long and not terribly unpleasant, but also strange. Strange because it felt like going back in time in a way, back to the States, rewinding it all, almost […]

The last time I called my parents, we engaged in a conversation in which they lamented the “obnoxiousness” of my fairly new–found vegetarianism (I stopped eating meat in April). My retort, which also functions as my rationale for becoming said vegetarian, consisted of a reference to the simple fact that becoming a vegetarian is a […]

This time next week, Sophie and I will be on our way back to Visakhapatnam where we will stay one night before flying to Jaipur to spend the weekend exploring, eating, and relaxing. After Jaipur, we will be stationed in Hyderabad for the remainder of our time in India, working in the Naandi office to […]

Here I sit in the kitchen of my home for the next month in Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh, India. I am listening to the variety of noises streaming in through the open doors and windows of our second floor perch. Roosters crowing, birds chirping, children yelling and laughing, music playing. Today’s headlines in the newspapers […]

Hello, fellow interns and readers of my blog (ahem, Mom and Dad)! Welcome to what will become my little stream of consciousness account of my travels in India. Before I ramble off and attempt to coherently describe how excited I am for this trip, let me first introduce myself. My name is Emma and currently […]