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Travels in Agra, Ladakh, and Delhi

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family of BYIndia 2018/19, Please find the below travel schedule for the group’s spring adventures! Note that student phones generally do not work in Ladakh, so be prepared for some interruption in your regular communication......Read More

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Musings on the Materialization of Myth

Bethelihem Tebase, Participant

Top: View of The Gateway of India (left), the 100-year-young architectural marvel—which seemed to me suggestive, stylistically, of the Alpha and Omega indignantly spreading His storm-spitting mouth—marking both British victory and subsequent......Read More

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$h*t Happens

Lena Hoplamazian, Participant

This week marks the beginning of my eighth month in India. Over the course of this time, I have heard two things regarding Yaks quite frequently. The first is that people love “daily routine” Yaks, a glimpse into our everyday for our parents and......Read More

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Driving to Kashmir

Thomas Earl, Participant

The original title of the Zeppelin classic. “Kashmir” was supposedly inspired by a drive through the desert of Southern Morocco, and had nothing to do with the controversial region it shares a name with. The band’s explanation was that......Read More

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Dear Elizabeth – Time’s Running Out!

Julia, Participant

Dear Elizabeth, Oh, how we’ve all missed you since you departed that cold February day last week. The whole group truly enjoyed spending a week with you, Jenny, and John Luria as you explored Udaipur and visited our service sites. We were......Read More

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Thomas Earl, Participant

Atop a skyscraper in Mumbai, Bridge Year India 10.0 enjoyed the panoramic views of the city skyline. This was to be the first of 14 fantastic days spent on our student-lead Winter Excursion, during which we visited Pune and Goa, after leaving......Read More

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Shilpgram Utsav

Julia, Participant

We were already experiencing the chaos of Shilpgram long before we arrived – traffic to enter the fair was backed up several kilometers. Logan and I weaved our bikes through cars and scooties, walking them at times, and took shortcuts through......Read More

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The Dreaded Doosra

Thomas Earl, Participant

Bridge Year, as it turns out, is a lot like batting in a game of cricket. (Or maybe that’s just me?) Throughout our innings we continuously face new challenges, with each being slightly different to the next. Batting, just like existing in another......Read More

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Meet Ginger: Our Program House Pup

Julia, Participant

Hi all, I’d like to formally introduce you to Ginger, our beloved puppy. She is an Indian Mutt with lots of personality, adopted by us after she was found lost on the street without a mother. She is about three months old and rapidly growing.......Read More

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Kya Baat Hai

Lena Hoplamazian, Participant

क्या बात है Kya Baat Hai. Literally translated, the phrase means “what a thing.” Kya baat hai, we were told, is used to express great amazement. Specifically, we were later told, it is used by old men at classical or......Read More

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The Jungles of Jaipur

Bethelihem Tebase, Participant

The dawn of meaning breaks outside the precincts of the humble Hathroi Fort. Lo, the sun! It stretches life into every disgruntled crevice of the defunctionalized…the dehumanized. Two minutes into my walk, and I’m already preparing to take a......Read More

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Udaipur from a Bicycle

Joe Becker, Participant

Honk!  As the moped to my right alerts me of its imminent overtake, the sound is lost in a cacophony of other similar squawks, rings, and shouts, as the perpetual melee that is morning traffic in Udaipur arises from the tranquility of the dawn. We......Read More

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Jugaad and the Art of Letting Go

Julia Garaffa, Participant

It’s a day after arriving in Delhi, about 2 in the afternoon (4am back home), and we’ve been informed multiple times that jet lag is a myth. Nevertheless, I find myself slowly sinking into the couch of the hotel lobby, the room spinning slightly......Read More