Here in Ajmer, Rajasthan (in case you read my last blog- ironically the plans did change again) the weeks have begun disappearing before my eyes just as I am finally starting to settle into a routine. The sights, smells, tastes, and… Continue Reading →
Due to tightening environmental regulations in the United States, a thermometer factory owned by Chesebrough Pond’s Inc. was exported from the U.S. to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1983. Unilever’s subsidiary, Hindustan Unilever Limited, acquired the factory in 1986. In 2001,… Continue Reading →
It’s hard to believe that I have already been in India for a month! In my first blog post from the field, I thought I would provide an introduction to two of the various initiatives that The Other Media (TOM) is… Continue Reading →
The Indian-Canadian stand-up comedian Russell Peters once suggested to his North American audience that unless they visit India each of their five senses would never have been fully utilized. Although he did not mean this sermon as praise, once I… Continue Reading →
To concluded pre-departure training in Victoria, we’ve recorded introductory interviews about our upcoming internships. Check out my interview with Charlotte to learn more about my internship this summer in Chennai, India.
Starting mid-August, I would regularly hear my Indian friends discuss upcoming Hindu festivals. This is because the last few months of my stay in India were known as “festival season”. Hinduism is an incredibly diverse religion so I was always… Continue Reading →