Birthday and New Year in Tamil Nadu

Friday, January 2nd, 2009 @ 3:31 pm | Uncategorized

Gift from Dr. VRMIt was nice to spend my 29th birthday in Tamil Nadu! We had a small party in the lab, where I got ice cream cake (my favorite), and a gift from Dr. VRM. For New Year’s eve we went to a local movie theater to see a Tamil film (Kollywood). It was interesting, the plot was about a Tamil family who’s daughter fell in love with a man from Northern India, who spoke Hindi… the great thing is that the two families had to communicate in English, so I could actually understand some of it!

The other great news is that my work has progressed with almost no complications! I am happy about how the work is going, but obviously a little weary of sharing too much information as now that it looks like I might end up with something worth publishing, I don’t want to get “scooped”!

Next week three Fulbrighters will come to visit, and the week after that I am going to attend the Asia ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) meeting in Hyderabad. I am looking forward to both of these big events of January, and a wonderful 2009 to come!



  • Advice for Future India Fulbrighters
  • Farwell India
  • Meenakshi Temple – Kumbabishekam
  • Spending time in Madurai – In Situ Hybridization
  • Fulbright Conference – Kolkata, Varanasi, and Kathmandu
  • Indian Wedding in Madurai and trip to Bangalore
  • Indian Pilgrimage – Thekkady, Munnar, Mahabalipuram
  • Asia ARVO – Hyderabad
  • Fulbrighters come to Madurai, friends and I visit Dayspring Home
  • Birthday and New Year in Tamil Nadu

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