I’ve been in India for more than 9 months now. The Sobti Fellowship is an (approximately) 9 month long fellowship. Even though expressing astonishment about the rapid passage of time is an overdone activity, I am going to do just that. I cannot believe it’s been 9 months already. It certainly feels like less. This […]

Hello everyone! Hi from Mumbai/Bombay! I’ve spent a little over a week in the city and have met some incredible people who are doing some fascinating work in the theatre. But, I want to save my experiences in the city for my next blog post, where I’ll definitely have more than just some wide eyed […]

Hello everyone! Even before I left for India on the Sobti Fellowship, I knew that I wanted to share some of my experiences through a podcast. I’d been listening to a lot of podcasts in the weeks leading up to my departure (the usual suspects – This American Life, RadioLab). And now in India, when […]

To think that I am almost halfway through the Sobti Fellowship is a pretty startling thought. If that is the case, then by now, should I not have at least half a clue as to what I’m doing in India and what this experience means for me? In terms of the actual work that I […]

These past two months have been great and strange and weird and comforting. Chennai’s heat was rough. It was difficult for me to find rhythm and routine in the theatre world because I didn’t know a whole deal of people. But with time came contacts, and with those contacts came more contacts and suddenly I […]

I’m very excited to be writing my first blog post for CASI Student Programs after about three years. In the summer of 2012, Christina and Sam (my fellow Aravind summer interns) would sit on our beds in Madurai and agonize about our word structure and try and conceive hilarious puns for our blog posts. This time […]

Last year this time, I was packing my bags with a strong determination to “conquer” senior year. Funnily enough, that’s exactly what I’m doing this year. A year after I got back from my internship at Aravind, Madurai, I’m learning that unexpected things can be good. Even great and wonderful and everything you need at […]

Over the past month, Christina and I discovered a common tendency for motion sickness. After exchanging a few “throw-up-during-car ride” stories from our childhood, I won special access to Christina’s stash of Dramamime, anti-motion sickness pill …

Sam, Christina and I, have, at times, spent many minutes discussing CASI blog posts, going over what we’re going to write about, editing each other’s articles and suggesting (inappropriate) titles. I thought I would act in solidarity with my fello…