I often work with kids, every time I travel I try to give an art class. I have taught children in America, Russia, Japan and now I am in India! These kids are from the school, organized for poor families from slums of Dehradun (please read more in this blog post). Working with children is… Read More Art class. Painting mandalas with kids. Dehradun, India
This year I have joined a group of friends from Woodstock, NY lead by David Becker, in a trip to India. We were invited by Khusi Hona, an organization that is devoted to helping orphans in southeast Asia. Members of Khusi Hona, excellent guides and now our friends Matthew and Geet has taken us to… Read More Children from slum are going to school. Dehradun, India.
When I went to India I had to try the famous Chai Masala (you don’t say “chai tea” as “chai” means “tea” already). I saw little clay cups all around the streets, stocked or broken on the floor and was not sure what this was until it was served to me. The cups are made very… Read More Chai Masala. India
India is a country of different colors. I was impressed to find patterns everywhere, in architecture, decor, outfits… Very often in a poor street with a dirty road and falling apart buildings I would see a beautiful flower walking by, this would be a woman, wearing an elegant colorful sari. I would be charmed by… Read More India’s patterns
One of the most interesting parts of our trip to India was visiting a silk district in Varanasi. The area was mostly islamic, we could see a dominant religion throughout: islamic scripts on the wall signs, particular fashion. The district was poor, buildings are in a bad condition, dirty streets, rubbish on the floor. We… Read More Making Indian silk
It was so lovely to go to Sai Baba, Hindu temple in the morning. A very spiritual start of the day. Himalayas, disappearing in the morning fog, cute garden and quietness. We had to take our shoes off and walk around the area bare foot. The floor was clean and already warm, even though it was… Read More Visiting a small temple in Dehradun, India
Today we went to the market to show for some materials to work with kids. We had to find white cloth, paper and brushes. I don’t even know that I should comment much, just look at the pictures. Oh, we did not negotiate much, I thought you should do that kinda shopping, but perhaps the… Read More Indian market. Dehradun.
My first trip to India, my first city – oh so green! I am now not very far from Himalayas, in a small city called Dehradun. Just 30 minutes flight from Delhi and you are in the middle of a jungle. On my drive from the airport to the hotel I saw a bunch of… Read More Dehradun, India. Green all around.
If you think your city gets a lot of traffic, you should visit Dhaka to realize that you don’t really know what an actual traffic looks like. This picture below shows you a normal flow of the traffic, which is a rare think. Beeping sounds of different sorts is the 24 hour music of the… Read More Traffic in Dhaka, Bangladesh
As a part of planning your trip to India, you should seriously consider having vaccinations done. Here is a list of recommended vaccines: Shots: Yellow Fever is a must! Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid – recommended Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies – optional Pills: Malaria – recommended Search for Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinics (not every doctor carry Yellow Fever Vaccines) at… Read More Vaccination for India