6:30AM Yoga

We just completed our first yoga session on the beautiful grounds of the Lady Shri Ram College for Women.  It was my first time to do yoga and I cannot think of a more beautiful and peaceful place to experience it.  I am not usually a morning person but the whole jet lag thing has…

An India-tastic Day

Today was an India-tastic day filled with almost every unique-to-India cultural experience one can cram into 24 hours. We awoke bright and early to drive four hours to Agra to see the glorious Taj Mahal. It amazed me how taken back I was from every angle I looked at it…I kept having to pinch myself…

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…

Day One

Day one=huge success. We visited the lotus temple, which was magnificent. Not only was the architecture admirable, but the purpose behind the place of worship was inspiring. Lotuses are known for growing in murky water, symbolizing their ability to bring beauty and life in an otherwise yucky environment. The temple is non-demoninational, and there are…

Meet OWU’s India Travelers

Here is information about the seven Ohio Wesleyan students traveling in India, including their backgrounds and aspirations: SHANNON DEAN is a first-year student and technical theatre major from Princeton, N.J. “I want to be well-rounded and open minded, and to do that I must taste the world in spoonfuls, at every possible chance. … I…

Ode to the Village

Our tour of Delhi yesterday included a visit to the Crafts Museum, a presentation of the culture and history of India’s rural villages.  The exhibit included replicas of village homes, bullock carts and other essentials for village and agrarian life, and demonstrations of traditional Indian craft making such as carving and sculpting (wood, stone, ivory,…