It’s hard to believe that I’ve spent over 70 days in a foreign country. Between finishing projects and having our final meals at our favorite restaurants, I lost track of time and my departure time creeped up on me. India has really grown on me these past few weeks. It has taught me how to increase my […]

According to a recent talk at Aravind by Mindtree co-founder Mr. Subroto Bagchi, an individual can be defined with the following six criteria: Education Experience Network Networth Family Health Adding these criteria together forms an individual’s platform. It is through this platform that we follow our dreams and goals in life. However, two individuals with the same platform may […]

You’re celebrating your daughter’s 5th birthday. You want the memories of this moment to last forever. You quickly pull out a camera and snap a few shots. Click. Later that evening, you scroll through the images, noticing how her eyes shine from happiness… or… is it something else? You look closer at a picture that […]

It’s 4:30 am. I scramble to find the small plastic bowl containing my hard boiled egg, a corn on the cob, and 2 pieces of toast. After swiftly preparing an egg sandwich, I finish all the contents of the bowl and and top off the meal with a small date. Making a quick dash to the […]

The days have really started to pick up speed and each one is becoming more and more meaningful. The odd sleep schedules and scattered meals/snacks I was so used to at Penn have thankfully been replaced with long, relaxing sleep (minus the side effects of malaria medication) and 3 course meals of delicious, spicy south indian food. […]

Within a few days of arriving in Madurai, several things have already become routine, from waking up at 7AM for work to taking cold bucket showers (which are beyond refreshing after walking under the scorching heat). I think it mainly has to do with amount of information I’ve learned about Aravind in a short amount […]

Hi everyone! My name is Busra Gungor and I’m a rising junior in the College of Arts and Sciences. I am majoring in Biological Basis of Behavior and minoring in Health Services Management in Wharton. I live in Nashville, TN and was born in Turkey. This will be my first international trip to another country besides Turkey […]