I’ve entered into the fieldwork phase of perpetual exhaustion, where no amount of sleep or days off return me to full strength. I’m nearing the end of my time in Bangalore, which is bittersweet since it means leaving a really fun community of people who know me well enough to order me IPAs, lamb, and … Continue reading I’ve got beef with you.
The past week has been real great, if you’re a fan of the animal kingdom. I’ve been able to visit the CDD Society office, where I worked most of last summer. The most shocking development is that the poor dog who was dying with open wounds the whole summer is now healthy (besides her paralyzed … Continue reading India is definitely a-moo-sing
After two short and insane days of running around the city to find enough cash to pay my translators and rent (literally went to fourteen banks and money exchanges, send help), Lukas (my friend/colleague from Eawag when I was here last summer) and I left at 4 am to fly to Udaipur, Rajasthan to attend … Continue reading A cow a day keeps the doctor away.
I moved my blog to a real website, mostly because with population growth it’s probably a good idea for me to secure a website for my common name so I have something to use when I run for president. I am back in India for at least four and a half months, hoping to finish … Continue reading Back. Blogging from Bangalore.
Our Eawag team on one motorbike. We only bottomed out once.Totally unrelated to India, but I discovered this week that China is piloting gigantic buses where cars can drive underneath the passengers like a tunnel. I will be buying a ticket immediately to see this. My last couple of weeks in Bangalore went at a … Continue reading Pootentially the best weeks in India so far.
This week’s most important thing is our coffee machine finally arrived. After two months of dreaming, I finally have something that will make me a glorious full cup of coffee that doesn’t involve me filtering coffee grounds through a tea strainer. Game. Changer. Actually I wrote that sentence a full month ago, but it’s still … Continue reading Taj Mahallie
I probably should have written about the past three weeks (oops) in real-time, but the amount of energy I had left over at the end of each day was less than zero so that didn’t happen and I probably won’t be able to accurately tell you all of the times that I stepped in poop … Continue reading Exhuastion, Exasperation, and Sanitation!
My sanitation selfie. One of many. Here are some of the main highlights since my last blog post:--Spent an hour long bus ride standing on one foot because that was the only space available and tried not to pass out into the laps of the men sitting around me. --Took a second standing bus ride … Continue reading Poop compost turns me naan.
I wrote this one in five minute intervals over the past who knows how many days so when I say a day of the week or ‘yesterday’ God only knows which ‘yesterday’ it actually was. Since my last post, I think I’ve spent a thousand hours on Indian public transportation, gotten too many sunburns, driven … Continue reading Trains, Plains, Automobiles, and Toilets of India
I don't even have the energy this week to make this blog funny and I wrote most of this sitting in a hotel room trying to ignore the dirt splotches on the bedsheets. I'm starting to get used to the cows. They lay in piles of each other in the medians in the mornings. I … Continue reading Dosa the best days of my life.