Friday, July 9, 2010

India-Day 29

Our time at the Ananda ashram came to an end today. Pretty mixed emotions about the whole thing. The people there are really chill. I have really liked the things we have learned there. Meditation, about solar energy, and such. Having traditional Indian cooking everyday was also a great blessing. But...I can't say that I am too upset about leaving when it comes to the work we've been doing. I feel that we have certainly been underutilized as of this past week. Sitting around, reading, watching movies and TV shows, etc. Fun, but unfortunately wasn't what I came over to India for. However, like I said before, I learned a lot of valuable things to take with me, so I can't say it was all bad.
Right now, we're sitting in Pune at the Ananda flats. Today was Tom's birthday, so we celebrated by going out to grab some pizza at Domino's. Gotta love that American pizza. Then, we went over to Crossword, a popular bookstore. Books in India are so cheap, so I grabbed two George Orwell books: 1984 and Animal Farm. It's been a while since I've read 1984 so I figured I'd pick that up again. I almost bought The Complete Works of Shakespeare, but I felt like $7 was too hard for me to come by at this time. I have been doing so much reading since coming to India. Mainly, it's because we have had so much free time to be able to do so. I have been reading my film book, Super Freakonomics, The Book of Mormon, Fahrenheit 451, and now, some classics by Orwell. Should be good times.
The time here in India has been great. I'm really excited for the next stage of my trip. We are going to meet up with Rahm, Krishna and Ashok's Dad, and Kartik, Dhruva's Dad on Monday. Then, we will head up to Dehli, the Himalayas, and to see the Taj Mahal. So sick! I'm way stoked for that. From Pune to Dehli, we will be taking a day-and-a-half train ride. First Class baby. High Rollin'! Then, we will fly down to Bangalore for the Ashok and Krishna's cousin's wedding. Then, July 26th, I'll fly out of Bangalore and head back to America. So, despite the fact that it may sound like I know what to expect the next couple weeks, I have really only a slight clue of what's going to happen. The rest is a mystery.
Another cool shout out to Jesse Thomas. I was thinking about you today buddy. I wanted to talk to you on skype but I ran out of time. Sorry man. Love you.
Shout out to Obama. Here's to you, Mr. President. I can't believe that you're middle name is Hussein and you got elected. Well done, sir. Well done.

1 comment:

  1. Well, my friend, what an adventure. I have enjoyed reading your posts, and am glad you have had the energy to enjoy all that you are doing, and the wisdom to see all the beauty around you.

    We miss you and hope we get to see you before you head back to school.

    Love you - michelle