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My first week at the IISc was packed with orientating, meeting amazing people, and discovering the vast 400 acres of campus. This campus truly is an oasis, with trees lining every roadway and forests interspersed between academic buildings. I could not imagine a more beautiful place to study, research and explore in the next 4 months.
My first weekend consisting of catching up on sleep and attempting ...
... article on Contribution of Turkic Languages in the Evolution and Development of Hindustani Languages by K. Gajendra Singh.
Few movies to get you in the India mood:
- Marigold Hotel
- Slumdog Millionaire
- Life of Pi ...
... we were all up and taking showers before heading to the airport. We had booked a taxi for the ride out and I was getting a bit tense because it was 6:25 am and he wasn’t there yet (we had booked the cab for 6:30). He showed up time however and we piled in and headed off to the airport. When we got out at the airport and the cab had left, my dad vowed to never catch a cab again and said he would stick to the bus. The same driver we had used to get to ISKCON ...
... and cultural issues. But at the same time I'm also learning a lot. (For example, if you see signs saying "tolet" do not confuse it with "toilet" -- they are advertising an apartment for rent, not a public bathroom.)
So tomorrow is my first day of work, if the jetlag doesn't hinder me too much. I'm looking forward to meeting all my fellow co-workers and starting research. Hopefully I'll get the chance to take some pictures and update this blog again.
... tennis balls and run them back to their start point before sprinting to the finish line, a race where partway they had to put on oversized t-shirt and hat, another one where halfway they had to pump up and pop a balloon with their foot before going to the finish, and, funniest of all, a race where the kids had to jump like frogs. I helped as a judge (looking out for the 3rd place finishers), and all students junior and senior had the morning off to watch. Emily and others ...