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Lessons from the Ugly Indian

“I have been convinced more than ever that human nature is much the same, no matter under what clime it flourishes, and that if you approached people with trust and affection you would have ten-fold trust and thousand-fold affection returned to you.” -M. K. Gandhi   My friend Ashish swerved through...

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The First Thanksgiving with My Pilgrim Ancestor, William Bradford

Almost four hundred years ago my great, great+ grandpa, William Bradford, sailed on the Mayflower into Cape Cod into what is now Provincetown, Massachusetts. He later became the mayor of Plymouth Plantation and played a significant role in its history. Even though I have lived in this state for a...

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Holi in Bangalore: the Festival of Colors

When I threw open the curtains on the morning of March 6, I knew something wasn’t right. It was supposed to be Holi—the famous Festival of Colors where people throw colored chalk at each other in the street without reservations—but everything looked painfully normal. I soon learned Holi is mostly...

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Puja at the Local Hindu Temple

Two days ago I went to a local Hindu temple with my new friend, Chaitra, the owner of the library I frequent in Koramangala, Bangalore. My original intent was to simply interview the Brahman priest about the Hindu marriage ceremony for my project. There were two problems with that assumption:...

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World’s Largest 3D Museum

It took us over a month to discover this gem in Chiang Mai, but I’m happy we did. Art in Paradise, the world’s largest 3D art museum, has been one of the best attractions in Thailand and one of our favorites so far on our round the world trip. Art in Paradise hosts...

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Authentic Amazon Rainforest Tour

Most people probably don’t dream of waking up on their honeymoon in the Amazon Rainforest to the sight of their own feet (bridal pedicure still intact) tangled up in mosquito netting strung around a hammock made for only one person. Most people probably don’t love the thought of squinting through...