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Buenos Aires-Why am I here?

As I consider dawn from my room in Buenos Aires, I think over my adventures of the last three weeks. I am half-way through my stay here and wondering why I am here. Just to dance tango? Quizas (maybe). Last … Continue reading

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“Holding Space” in India

Last night, Geetika and her husband, Harsh, invited me to “the club.” Shveta, Amol, and the girls escorted me to dine with several of my new RGNUL colleagues. We had a lovely supper outside on the garden lawn and celebrated … Continue reading

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Lunch with RGNUL Colleagues at the Baradari Palace

To celebrate my last full week here in Patiala, one of my wonderful Indian colleagues, Dr. Anand Pawar, took me and several other professors to lunch at the Baradari Palace. This gorgeous building was formerly the home of the Maharaja … Continue reading

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The Girls’ Hostel

The other night, I had a tour of the girls’ hostel thanks to Prof. Gurmanpreet and Ritika Vohra. The vigilant gate guard allowed my entry even though I came after the 7 pm curfew because I was with Prof. Gurmanpreet.  … Continue reading

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Lakshman Rekha

It was sunset in Patiala. Some male students were playing soccer on the small field next to the Facility Block. A few more played pick-up games on the courts. Young couples, murmuring before curfew, sat on benches up and down … Continue reading

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An Indian Hotel Cancellation Policy

I recently booked a hotel in Delhi on an Indian website in anticipation of my departure next week. (Whoa!) I read the cancellation policy as I tell all my students to read their contracts and the fine print. This policy … Continue reading

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Khalsa College National Seminar on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (updated)

On Saturday, Dr. Shveta’s husband, Amol Singh Dhaliwal, offered to drive us to Khalsa College. Located in Mahilpur, the college is about 130km (or ~82 miles) and a 2.5 hour drive (or longer if the cows are stubborn) from Patiala. … Continue reading

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