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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
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What I Ate Abroad in Northern India

What I Ate Abroad in Northern India

Shelly Le December 9, 2013
I spent a semester abroad in northern India in fall 2012 and still crave the taste of Indian milk tea. But in the one year since I left India and grapple with trying to preserve four months of transformative memories, I can’t seem to recall what a “perfect” cup of Indian tea tastes like to me. My greatest wish right now would be to leave behind my responsibilities, board a plane to India, and stuff myself full with Indian foods. Parathas, pani puris, barfis, masala dosas and veg momos all haunt my food dreams on a daily basis.

Analyzing women’s (mal)nourishment in Sikkim

Shelly Le October 31, 2012
As a part of my studies with SIT, I am required to design and carry out a month long research project that pertains to sustainable development and social change in India. For my project, I plan to research women’s malnutrition in India, specifically researching factors that affect women’s nutritional status in India.

The fight continues

Shelly Le October 19, 2012
Thoughts on gender dynamics, gender inequality, and the power of education in India.

For the love of India

Shelly Le 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 my politics/sociology degree will take me after I'm beyond the walls of "Whitman's bubble".

Running expectations

Shelly Le 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.
A cow on a street in Jaipur

Jaipur traffic: ‘No problem’

Shelly Le September 4, 2012
Namaste from Jaipur! It’s been a little over a week since I’ve arrived in India but I can’t adequately sum up my experience in one blog post.

7000 Miles, 4 Months, 1 Suitcase: An Introduction

Helen Angell 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

Shelly Le August 26, 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 settled in at my parents' home in Salt Lake City, the thought of leaving the known for another trip to an unknown environment makes me extremely nervous.
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