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... we can in this city. Calcutta is one of
the most important cities of India, is the main zone for business, trade and
finance in eastern India and the northeastern states. Recognized for being one
of the poorest and most beautiful cities in the world. We also have interest to
go out and find out why do they have poverty if is a business city.
... Kolkata, about an hour away, but I do apologize I cannot remember the name! It was quite a monotonous day of sorting pills and throwing out expired meds...however my pharmacological knowledge has greatly expanded over the past couple weeks. Saturday was definitely a day to remember, we left the dispensary at 0800 sharp after loading up the pick-up truck full to the brim with food and medicine for the people. Sister Margaret, Sister Tomacita, and Sister Nadya, were the three ...
... the streets dolled up to the nines, in hope that someone may use them. I did not find one that had a smile on her face, apparently there is 10,000 in this one area. There are so many middle men here ie the man who sleeps outside our room, brooms the floor every 3 days. The pimp/ boss man that takes a cut in the beggars profits. Everyone has a role and job to fill to replace that with technology or faster processes would be a loss of jobs change to the sense ...
... would like their temple... pink, mauve, aqua, yellow... it was brilliant to see and so different.
Next stop was an artists colony specifically religious sculptors who were currently making statues of the goddess Durga for a 4 day festival in Sept. Amazing to watch the process from straw models, which get covered by river clay and them get painted crazy bright colours and dressed up. After 4 days the statues get put in the river and that is that. Most of the ...
... several of these happening. It's a strange feeling watching a cremation of someone you never knew. It's certainly very interesting, death is not a taboo and more of a celebration in Varanasi, but I did find it somewhat unnerving watching a body burning. There's something quite medieval about it all. Still, it was an experience, one I am glad I witnessed and one that was very thought provoking. To the people of Varanasi it's just another day, there are children flying kites all ...