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How was India, and what did you learn ?

We have arrived back in the USA, after a good 15 hour flight from Delhi to Chicago. I am hoping each of us has a really good answer when asked “how was India?” and “what did you learn?”. Please test … Continue reading

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What we saw

We are sitting in the Delhi airport reflecting on what the past three weeks means. We had a final group dinner this evening at The Red Onion, during which we celebrated Matt’s 21st birthday, complete with chocolate cake and 21 … Continue reading

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Aliens Building and Cricket Playing

Our visit to the very large apartment complex, Aliens Space Station, being built by one of our internship companies.  First to the office to view the impressive mock up models they have on display. Then to the actual job site–alot … Continue reading

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Charminar friends

In Hyderabad historic city center in a monument called the Charminar, built about 400 years ago by the then ruler of this area of India, who was Muslim.  It was his way to thank God for relieving them of a … Continue reading

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Rickshaw reflections

How do the 1.2 billion people in India get around on a day to day basis?   The streets in Hyderabad and Delhi are crammed with people walking, motorcylces, auto-rickshaws, cars  and buses.  Occasionally one will see a bicycle rickshaw, but … Continue reading

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The high dive

This morning thirteen Calvin College students got in taxis and went to work in eight Indian companies.  At our little gathering before the send-off I thanked the students for being risk takers.  It would be much easier and less risky … Continue reading

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Muslims, Christians and Hindus

We visited Jama Masjid (the main mosque in central Delhi) and the Red Fort.  These were built by Shah Jahan, one of the mogul emporers that ruled India in the 1500’s.  He also built the Taj Mahal as a tomb … Continue reading

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