Craig Ullom

MUSKAAN

Dr. Shanti Auluck, a former LSR faculty member and now President and CEO, welcomed us to MUSKAAN. This NGO is the manifestation of a dream that started with a mother’s love coupled with knowledge and competencies learned from years of teaching.  Parker Palmer talks about the importance of a leader to create and protect space…

Davie ’08

S.P. Devasahayam attended OWU from 1901-1908. Originally from Travancore, India (far southwestern corner of India on the coast), Davie, as he was affectionately called, was the first “Hindoo” student at OWU.  He received two degrees from OWU, a BA and an MA.  According to a correspondence to the university from his nephew, Davie was the…

Shopping as a Boundary Spanning Tool

The two men were exempt from the mandatory bag and person search behind a screen at the entrance of Dilli Haat on Sunday.  Our delegation of OWU and LSR students quickly collected and mobilized themselves into what was to become a shopping machine.  Although not privy to the tactical planning in the groups, I suspect…

India Club

India Club Greetings from Delhi.  Our students arrived last night and we look forward to beginning our programme, “Gandhi Today: Perspectives and Possibilities.”  In the past months, I have been exploring OWU’s historical engagement with India and want to share some interesting findings. October, 1895, the India Club was established at OWU.  Records show the…

Ah, India!

It is wonderful to return to India for the third time.  As I reflect on my initial emotions upon arriving in Mumbai I find the anxiety about entering a new country and culture for the first time is replaced by a deepened sense of appreciation and respect for the common bond that connects all of…