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... ready to make an excuse not come back, but decided to stick it out. A different approach to learning, very direct and keeps calling on you to get it right! Yikes! Learning to be ok with not knowing or understanding in front of the whole class. Off to dinner, at our favorite dinner place and another student joined us. Interesting conversation and as it was getting dark he walked us part way home. It was very busy near the fruit and ...
... she gets chance to visit us in our own respective countries.
Early in the morning of our third day we took a bus to Mysore, a few hours west of Bangalore, famous for a stunning Maharaja’s palace in the middle of a rather dusty town. Successfully navigating the streets of Mysore is to effectively dance around hooting motorbikes, shaky rickshaws, cars, piles of rubbish where goats feast and cows which, when not plopping pies at your feet are head-butting ...
... way. I asked to be shown around, and was introduced to the floor workers, each doing their part of the process.
It felt like being at an Industrial Revolution Living Museum. The silk was being spun at high speeds by wrought machinery clunking around. The noise was almost deafening, and the operation was so intricate, that it felt as if one knotted silk string would half the Mysore saree output in an instant.
That said, nothing ...
... child, prone to high pitched squeals. Watching her throw a bunch of biscuits onto the floor and then eat them made me flinch. Worse than that was watching her being taught to litter. The rest of the family would hand her empty water bottles and other litter. She would then be cajoled into turfing this out of the open window whereupon her behaviour was reinforced with praise. This more than anything highlights just how bone deep the conditioning to not give a **** ...
... from the Maharaja of Mysore family collection. The pomp and ceremony was quite incredible, which made what I have seen of the British royal family seem staid. It had a collection of Indian musical instruments which were fascinating to me. We also visited the St Joseph and St Philomena church again as we were unable to communicate with today's driver that we had already visited this ...