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Delhi, India: PeRc3iViNg TRuTHs in Stinky Shoes

Delhi, India: PeRc3iViNg TRuTHs in Stinky Shoes

Dear Lunch Table, The truth about the world is that you’ve got to be somewhat cautious. No, not about stolen backpacks, pointed guns, or falling rocks (though, being aware of these things never hurts), but the real danger is from gaining too many biases. In the world there are always different sides of a story. […]

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Udaipur, India: Lopsided Motorcycles and Big-Eyed Cows – “I’m Lovin’ It!”

Udaipur, India: Lopsided Motorcycles and Big-Eyed Cows – “I’m Lovin’ It!”

Dear Lunch Table, I’ve become very fond of India. The cows walking innocently in between motorcycles, the “namaste” shouted across bustling street corners, even the constant persuasion of street vendors adds to the beauty of this country. I don’t want to leave. India is the craziest place I have ever stepped foot in. The chaos, […]

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Agra, India: Taj Mahal = $ or <3?

Agra, India: Taj Mahal = $ or <3?

Dear Lunch Table, At the moment my head is spinning with wild thoughts about the whole love story idea behind the Taj Mahal, and my brain power is being randomly interrupted by Taylor Swift and her confessions about this abstract emotion. I’m debating whether the story behind the Taj is more like Swift’s “You’ll be […]

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Varanasi, India: On the Fringe of Fire

Varanasi, India: On the Fringe of Fire

Dear Lunch Table, There are many ways to die and there are many ways to give respects to a body: Christians bury, Zoroastrians are cleansed and put in dakhmas (wide towers), and Hindus burn. In Varanasi, ghats are scattered along the Ganges river, where every night bodies of loved ones are cremated. It was the […]

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Amritsar, India: Stacking Plates in a Golden Temple

Amritsar, India: Stacking Plates in a Golden Temple

Dear Lunch Table, I’ve been observing. People watching. Yes, it’s been fun . . . Anyway, I’ve started to notice that the people of India are, well, religious. Okay, I’m a Unitarian Universalist, a UU, which is more of a way of treating people than a religion. Main idea? Accept everyone. Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, […]

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Jim Corbett National Park, India: Elephants, Peacocks, No Tigers . . . Oh, My.

Jim Corbett National Park, India: Elephants, Peacocks, No Tigers . . . Oh, My.

Dear Lunch Table, A safari into the midst of an Indian forest has many possible outcomes. For one, an adventurer might end up lost forever, wandering aimlessly through dark green bushes, voice lost to the echoes and shouts of wild monkeys and screaming birds. Or the explorer could end up perfectly fine after a successful […]

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Rishikesh, India: Wedding Crashers

Rishikesh, India: Wedding Crashers

Dear Lunch Table, I’m a wedding crasher. Yup . . . but I wasn’t alone. Our whole yoga class, all ten of us, decided to crash an Indian wedding mainly for the food but also for the experience. Can you do the Can-Can? I can’t. Okay, so I guess it’s not exactly called “crashing” if […]

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Rishikesh, India: Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. Life in an Ashram.

Rishikesh, India: Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. Life in an Ashram.

Dear Lunch Table, First of all, it’s 2012, which means it’s time for some online celebrating, so YIPEE! The weirdest part about the new year is that I was living in 2012 exactly 10 1/2 hours before you guys in Florida got around to dropping the Pineapple. Yes, bizarre. Happy New Year! Cooper and Dylan, […]

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