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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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tongue.

I decided to start taking a Hindi class twice a week, starting this evening. Luckily I found a place that’s two train stops away from where I live. The place is called Zabaan, (which means tongue in Hindi). The class … 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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