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apne peir.

Our new roommate, Jess, is starting an internship today at an organization called Apne Aap, which works with women who have been victims of human trafficking. This morning, as she was leaving the house, our maid Anita asked where she … Continue reading

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Raisin-fest.

It is actually surprising how much sense this conversation made even before I realized the misunderstanding. Anita: Do you want me to make you guys halwa (halwa is a traditional sweet) Me: Yeah! That would be great! A: Should I … Continue reading

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lost in translation

Another amazing interaction with Anita this morning which I couldn’t resist posting. She bought a bunch of vegetables from the market including the mini-eggplants that I love. I was asking her what they were called in Hindi, and then tried … Continue reading

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Mornings with Anita

When you apply for the Fulbright, they also give you the opportunity to apply for a CLEA (critical language enhancement award), where they pay for you to take intense classes in any approved language for 1-3 months at the start … Continue reading

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