Day 2: 12/30

After sleeping through most of yesterday in Trivandrum, we spent the day at Center for Development Studies campus. We listened to lectures about Laurie Baker, the famous architect, and founder of COSTFORD (Science and Technology for Rural Development), the organization hosting our class learning experience. We also heard an excellent lecture from an influential economist…

Imagining Trivandrum

We landed beside the Arabian sea and drove 7 miles inland to Trivandrum, the capital of Keral.  At 4 in the morning, many people, women and men,  were walking the main arterial road from the airport or standing a long the road. Why are they awake? Our hotel is a very nice luxury and rises…

London today. India tomorrow-ish.

I’m in London at my Grandma’s flat, preparing for an early flight to India tomorrow. By preparation I mean staring passively at a bag I need to pack again, clearing off memory cards for all visual and written riches I will collect over the next few weeks, and reading whatever I can cram about the…