DukeEngage Kolkata

Student reflections during our summers of service with nonprofit organizations in Kolkata, India

Things I don’t want to forget

An inexhaustive list in no particular order:   When the blind student I’m teaching math to told me that math…

I (don’t) hate goodbyes (anymore)

I have never been good at saying goodbye. I have such a hard time acknowledging the reality that a singular…

Last Week Madness

This final week has been a complete blur with Peace Fair, last days of work, putting the finishing touches on…

10, 9, 8…

Today is August 2, and our flights out of Kolkata depart on August 12. That means we can now count…

Unrecognized Brilliance

Monday, Monday. The day today is Monday. Moumita and I were singing this morning to the kids. Every morning, we…

Through the Camera Lens

Last evening, I attended a photograph gallery opening event in the Indian Council for Cultural Relations with Rachel B. and…

visible happiness

I love kids. Even though they can be mean to each other or ignore absolutely everything I’m saying, more often than…

Fixing a Broken Lens

  As I begin to reflect upon and process my experiences from this summer, I’ve started by analyzing the lens…

Menstruation: A Memoir

Today, I read a story to a student of mine, a beautiful, young girl in Class 1. This book was…

Imperialism in a Crayon Box

Yesterday we went to the Victoria monument in downtown and saw an architectural marvel representative of the British influence in…

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