7.11.16 – 7.17.16

Glimpses of Week 3 adventures. As time starts to go by faster and faster, I’m losing track of what events correspond to what days. I guess that’s a good thing, right?

// 7.11 //

The Missionaries of Charity Mother House — the place where Mother Teresa lived and worked from 1953 until her death in 1997. An incredibly peaceful and simple place.
Mother Teresa’s tomb was the only area we were allowed to photograph (photo cred: Riley)
A daily morning treat

// 7.16 //

We taught our second class at Sri Sri Academy to more eager learners

// 7.17 //

We explored College Street, the largest second-hand book market in the world

Along College Street lies the Indian Coffee House, an intellectual hub where many college students (and older male academics apparently) meet to debate and discuss. Philosophers, poets, authors, and reformers (including the renowned Nobel Laureate Tagore) used to meet here regularly.
Academic propaganda clutters the walls
The streets surrounding College Street were filled with bustling markets and more reminders of poverty
(^^photo credit to Megan, our travelling buddy)

Yay for claustrophobic metro rides

That evening, we visited the home of some friends we had met in Santiniketan. The mother invited us over to teach us how to cook.
Lamb galaut kabob (left) and chicken curry (right)
The whole gang ❤