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Naan-Fiction from India

The two most exciting things that I did this week were (1) spent 48 straight hours sorting through a list of 7,500 sanitation systems to delete the duplicates, and (2) started some interviews for my research. I’m piloting my data collection methods in a community that is a resettlement from a slum. The community is … Continue reading Naan-Fiction from India

So Sari, here’s the long-awaited India Update.

Apparently it becomes a lot harder to write a blog as your research life gets busier. It took me much longer to write this one because the frustrations of developing world research increased and my motivation to spend my free time back on the computer typing decreased. To some extent, this is just a medley … Continue reading So Sari, here’s the long-awaited India Update.

When you see a cow in the street, keep calm and curry on.

When I decided to resurrect this blog from last summer, the first thing Google asked me was “Why not blog in Hindi?” I could probably think of many reasons ‘why not’, the first being I don’t know Hindi, but thanks Google maybe later. I also am going to preface this by saying, I promise I’ll … Continue reading When you see a cow in the street, keep calm and curry on.

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes? IndiAllie and the Last Crusade.

We wake up every morning to the Indiana Jones Theme Song. Sometimes it’s the only way you’ll get out of bed at 7 am for another day in the jungle. My second method of waking myself up is to inhale half a canister of Deet, as I spray my entire body before putting on clothes. … Continue reading Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes? IndiAllie and the Last Crusade.