India and the Caste System
Oct30

India and the Caste System

Upon landing in India, the first thing I noticed were the people. On average, their complexion is darker than the average American. They dress differently, the women in long saris, which are like extremely colorful and ornate togas of thinner fabric. The men dress in pants and a button-down or pants and a long kurta shirt. The most noticeable difference, however, is the amount of people sleeping on the street. The cars drive without...

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Across the Globe
Aug12

Across the Globe

As I begin to pack for my trip across the globe, I can’t help but feel both excitement and a slight sense of apprehension. I know that great adventures await me in India, a country that in my mind is as unique as it is distant. Its culture and customs are highly distinctive, and it seems to be the most dissimilar culture I am aware of. I do not fear anything going wrong during the trip, but I believe that my worldly perspective will...

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