Monthly Archives: September 2010

Indian Railways- a tutorial

India might have a lot to work on in its education sector, but its railway system is an impressive feat. Can you imagine trying to connect 1 billion people via public transit? These days, I can get a comfortable sleeper … Continue reading

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NXTs and Young Instructors

Agastya frequently has all sorts of visitors to the campus for ecology, math, physics, art, etc. A few weeks ago, we had a group of guys from Mumbai stop by to teach the Young Instructors some Lego Robotics! I was … Continue reading

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Celebrating Krishna Janmastami

You can tell I’m behind on my postings if you know the date of this occasion, but I wanted to share my one big cultural experience in the village of Kuppam. Krishna Janmastami is basically a celebration of Lord Krishna’s … Continue reading

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Urban India — Shopping Malls

Now for Westerners and Indians, the new shopping complexes taking over urban India might not be a big deal, but a trip to the Mantri Mall in Bangalore was a weirdly disorienting experience. The concept of a shopping mall wasn’t … Continue reading

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A rainy day

Living in Kuppam, the weather is not muggy or humid like along the coasts. The weather is typically overcast, occasionally breaking into sunshine or rain. When it rains though, it pours. It sounds like a helicopter landing sometimes. Then things … Continue reading

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Agastya’s Discovery Center and Young Instructors

Hi friends, sorry I haven’t been writing much recently. I’ve just been running around trying to settle in and find a rhythm…more on that in another entry. Some days, I have wondered what an engineer is doing running around rural … Continue reading

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