The last three weeks have been dense with travel, adventure, and challenges moving around Northern India. I’ve been traveling with a little over a dozen people moving cities every one to two nights. We all arrived in New Delhi and made our way west towards Jaiselmer, a town about 120km from the Pakistani border. From … More 5 takeaways from Northern India
It’s hard to explain India and the happenings of daily life to those only experiencing it from the other side of the screen. Each city (9 now) has been exceptional with providing a new stimuli through color, smell, or noise. This evening I write at the end of a three day adventure from the city … More Varanasi: Death and Dinner
One of my favorite things to observe the past ten days has been Indian traffic. My first taste was driving in the back of taxi in New Delhi around 8:30pm on a Friday night (akin to NYC). I was overwhelmed and scared. There were so many horns blasting, cars weaving in and out, and people … More Indian traffic
I’m about to get on a plane to spend the rest of my summer in India. India Quick Facts: From the World Bank (2014-2015) Population: 1.31 billion (vs. US 320 million) Capital: New Delhi Currency: INR, Indian Rupee ($10=₹671) Life Expectancy: 68 years old (vs. US 79 years old) Language: Hindi The 2001 Census recorded 30 languages … More Preface: A Summer in India
Last October I found out I would be moving to Silicon Valley for a contract position at one of the big tech companies. Nearly a year later, I am at the end of my contract and about to head back east to pursue other opportunities. My time out here has left an indelible mark on how … More A Year in Silicon Valley
When I logged onto Facebook this past Monday morning I had two new messages from some IRL (in-real-life) friends. Although these friends didn’t know of each other, they were both sending messages with the same sentiments. They were both afraid. When reading their messages about why they were afraid, it came down to the fact … More Q:What are you afraid of? A: A lot, actually.
I have been tossing and turning the past few days, waiting for this depressive episode to pass. It’s hard to explain what it is like to people who do not understand. I have thought about it a lot as I have had to explain it a lot to the people I care about. There is … More A Weekend with Depression