Visiting the Wagah Border from Amritsar, India

I was in Amritsar in January 2018 with my cousin, and while researching the many activities that we wanted to undertake, visiting the Wagah Border and witnessing the flag ceremony between India and Pakistan was something she definitely wanted to do, and I thought, 'Well why not?'. While hunting around for the best way to … Continue reading Visiting the Wagah Border from Amritsar, India

What I’m reading #3

Book: One & A Half Wife Author: Meghna Pant Excerpt: "It was as if immigrants transported the soul of their culture to the skeleton of another culture, and then plastered the former so it couldn't come in contact with the host culture." ----------------- There was something else I identified with, and laughed at a bit. … Continue reading What I’m reading #3

The women’s gangs of India. – By Amana Fontanella-Khan – Slate Magazine

Sampat Pal Devi of the gulabi In March, the Indian upper parliament passed a historic affirmative-action bill. If approved by the lower house, the law would reserve 33 percent of all parliamentary seats for women. You might think this would be well-received by rural women in India. But they long ago gave up on the … Continue reading The women’s gangs of India. – By Amana Fontanella-Khan – Slate Magazine