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Indian Wedding in Madurai and trip to Bangalore

Feb 25, 2009 in Uncategorized

With bride and groomThis week I have been at work with preparing for the Kolkata (Calcutta) Fulbright conference which is coming up next week. It turns out I will give two presentations, one on a panel discussing “Promotion of Mutual Understanding,” a topic which I think I can add some value, comedic or otherwise! Haha. The other presentation will be individual covering my work at Aravind, with the title “A Vision from Madurai.” I’m looking forward to the conference, but it will be hard to get away from work just when things are beginning to get going again… after waiting more than a week for a reagent I needed for my next experiment!

Last weekend I went to Bangalore and Mysore. It was great to spend some time in cities that have some western flavour, by that I mean that at least I could get a decent slice of pizza. I guess that doesn’t exactly fit with my total immersion in Madurai, but I seriously can not get western food here! I also made it to my second Indian wedding last week when my senior’s (Gowri) sister got married. See below for pictures.

After the conference I will travel with some other Fulbrighters to Varanasi, the most holy city in India, which is located on the Ganges river. I plan to go on to Kathmandu and take a flight to see Mt. Everest. It should be an awesome couple of weeks.