Posts Tagged ‘India’ (21)

MESSAGE: India, Kerala *Video*

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Kerala is a state in India’s southwest. The name “Kerala” means either “coconut” or “place of large mountain,” named after Anamudi, the highest peak in South India. I like the coconut version better…

According to one survey, 5 out of …

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Photo Essay: India’s Working Women

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Indian society is hierarchical, with rankings according to caste (or caste-like group), class, wealth, and power.

On this uneven playing field, Indian women face even greater barriers, especially when it comes to employment opportunities. A common belief is that a …

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India’s Backwater Houseboats

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Kerala Houseboats, also called kettuvallam, are country boats that were used to transport goods through the state’s backwater maze of canals. As more roads were built and the barges were no longer needed, the country boats transformed into a tourist …

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MESSAGE: Rajasthan *Videos*

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Rajasthan, known as the “land of colors,” lives up to its name! We found this out as we visited its 3 largest cities: Jaipur (the Pink City), Jodhpur (the Blue City) and Udaipur (the Lake City).

Covering more than 10% …

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Cultural Crossroads

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

What I think is so interesting about traveling in a place like India is that the country is at cultural crossroads.

On one hand, you have women washing clothes on rocks, ox-powered wells (that’s me riding behind the ox, fearful …

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Fight Adult Illiteracy in India!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

We were so close! Got 101 votes instead of the 120 we needed to fund the enitre project. The GoErinGo! Fund will still give $500 toward adult literacy in India. THANK YOU Adventure Philanthropists for voting!

India has one of …

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Inside Sikhism

Monday, January 30th, 2012

One of my best outings while in India was visiting to a Sikh temple in Old Delhi. Now, I don’t really know much about the Sikh religion (except that my cousin Mike married an American-Sikh woman and had a super …

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Chewing Paan, Drinking Opium *Video*

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

I’m having a little too much fun in India! Living life on the wild side — chewing paan and drinking opium – and liking it!

Chewing Paan

I especially like paan – which is too bad for me since it’s …

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Tigers – Oh My! *Videos*

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

We recently went on a tiger safari in India’s Ranthambore National Park. It was a cold, foggy morning and we didn’t expect to see any tigers about – but then we did! We were extremely lucky since tiger sightings during …

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India’s “Third Sex”

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

India is one of the only countries (the only?) to official recognize a “third sex.” Traditionally the term Hijra, originating in South India, is used by a person usually born male or intersex, but who uses the female pronoun and …

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