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Addressing atrocities against women in India

Illustration by Hannah Paul
December 12, 2019

Not many people have heard about the atrocities against women that have been going on for decades in India. If they have, they do not seem to care. This disregard is partially because feminist media continues...

A Meditative Sitar Performance

Professor J.J. Gregg brought a rare chance to hear the sitar to Whitman.
March 1, 2018

Sounds of the sitar resonated through Kimball Theatre as Whitman professor J.J. Gregg gave a performance on Friday, Feb. 23. The concert, part of the Whitman Music Department’s “Fridays at Four”...

Poor school bathroom sanitation an obstacle to educating Indian girls

Illustration by Hernandez
October 23, 2014

Recently, I watched a news segment on MSNBC that discussed the problem of poor sanitation in girls' bathrooms in many schools in India. The reporter visited one school in New Delhi, where the girls'...

What I Ate Abroad in Northern India

What I Ate Abroad in Northern India
December 9, 2013

I am forever in search of the perfect, steaming and sweet cup of Indian tea –– sweet, sticky and altogether not healthy for my sugar levels. A mixture of green cardamom pods, peppercorns, fennel...

Week in Review: February 10, 2013

February 10, 2013

Welcome to our third edition of the Week in Review! Each week, the news staff of The Pioneer brings you a list of the top national and international stories from the past week. If you want to know what...

Analyzing women’s (mal)nourishment in Sikkim

October 31, 2012

Indian food is delicious, there's simply no argument against it. Naan, dal (lentils), rice, paneer (cheese with the consistency of tofu), chana (chickpeas), and chapatti (flatbread) are all yummy and nutritious...

The fight continues

October 19, 2012

I have a confession to make. Honestly, it's embarrassing and I'm ashamed to have felt this way: A little over two years ago, before I went to college, I would never have called myself a feminist. I...

For the love of India

September 30, 2012

Even though I've attended Whitman for a little over two years now, I still seriously question the practicality of a liberal arts education within today's world. I often have moments of terror as to where...

Running expectations

September 9, 2012

Have you ever had a dream where you're running but not running fast enough? The other day I was standing in a bazaar in Jaipur Old City when a man bumped into my backpack and took off running. My first...

Jaipur traffic: ‘No problem’

A cow on a street in Jaipur
September 4, 2012

Namaste from Jaipur! It's been a little over a week since I've arrived in India but I couldn't possibly sum up my experience in one blog post. Jaipur architecture is breathtaking, traffic is chaotic,...

7000 Miles, 4 Months, 1 Suitcase: An Introduction

August 26, 2012

Hindi textbooks? Yes. Malaria meds? Yes. Gifts for host family? Yes. Cell phone charger? Sh*t. Where did I put it? I don't notice how tightly my back and shoulders have tensed until I finish zipping...

75 percent nervousness

August 25, 2012

It's time. I'm going to India! I can hardly believe it. I feel as though I've spent the past year hopping from place to place––from Walla Walla, Seattle and Los Angeles. But now that I'm finally comfortably...

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