The Chronicles of Village Life: Celebrating Eid

June 5th, 2019 Today marks the end of the month long fasting for Muslims called Ramzan or Ramadan, the festival of Eid. No, I am not very familiar with the tenets of Islam. (And, in all honesty, I am just as ignorant about most things Hinduism too. The only time I actually dug deeper into … Continue reading The Chronicles of Village Life: Celebrating Eid

One American Girl in India

Great points to read and consider when travelling to India.
No, we aren’t as backward as some of our politicians may make it look like. Yes, you do need to be careful.
Couldn’t have written a better advisory post myself.
So, thank you, Jean, for writing and sharing this – you’re more Indian than ‘foreigner’. 🙂
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Jean Spraker

I am an American woman traveling alone in India. I am not, however, a typical tourist. Before my current stay, I lived for 3 years in Mumbai. During that time, I visited 12 states, primarily in North India, although I made it as far south as Kerala. Since my husband and I left India 2 years ago, I’ve returned to India twice. Both times alone.

I have a deep love and respect for the complexity and diversity of Indian culture (really cultures). I understand how greatly it differs from my own. Even how one part of India differs from another. One reason I decided to stay in Bangalore was to gain a better appreciation for South India as I have spent so much time in the north. Bangalore is as different from Mumbai as LA is from New York.

Today, reports indicated that Mahesh Sharma, the Indian Minister for Tourism…

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