Varanasi “The Scared Hindu Land”-Varanasi “La Sagrada Tierra Hindú”

English Varanasi has been a cultural center of North India for many years thanks to its direct access to the Ganges River (the physical manifestation of a very powerful Hindu goddess who takes away people’s sins). Hindus believe that death in the city will bring salvation, making it a major center for pilgrimage for people… Continue reading Varanasi “The Scared Hindu Land”-Varanasi “La Sagrada Tierra Hindú”

A conversation over Chai. Una conversación sobre Chai

  English Historically, tea in India was viewed as an herbal medicine, rather than as a beverage for taste. Some chai spice blends still in current use are derived from Ayurvedic medical texts. Popular spices include anise, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, peppercorn and ginger. Traditional preparation actually calls for the spices, milk and leaves to be… Continue reading A conversation over Chai. Una conversación sobre Chai

… Train, goats, and barefoot in the classroom , .. El tren, las cabras y los pies descalzos en el aula

English The first week of work has come to an end and all I can do is take a moment to analyze how different my life is from any other place I have lived in. For example, I need to take a train to go to work. India's trains and the more than 23 million… Continue reading … Train, goats, and barefoot in the classroom , .. El tren, las cabras y los pies descalzos en el aula