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Two-Way Tourism

Guwahati isn’t exactly the most popular tourist location in India, and our activities keep us well outside it’s center. The Rickshaw factory, another hour’s walk away is in a village constructed of mud and bamboo, so when I say we … Continue reading

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Pizza

Last night we ordered some, caved in to the pressure of discovering that they have Domino’s here too. Even though it tasted more like Indian food than Domino’s it was a night well spent. Indian food is spectacular, Spicy, and … Continue reading

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Project Update!

We’ve been working hard since we arrived at the rickshaw bank factory, and all three projects are starting to look useful. Suspension Fork: After installing the fork prototype on an old rickshaw, the fork team has tested and altered the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jaswanth!

Today one of our team turned 21! We had lots of cake in the factory, including a flower candle that opened up when lit to expose petals with more burning candles. It then sang happy birthday, then 8 inch flames … Continue reading

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Assam: A Chart of Shortness and Sweetness

From our observation, limited as it may be, India likes things short and sweet, women, desserts, cars, and most of all coffee, if you can even call it that.

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The Bihu Mystery Adventure

This weekend, Assam celebrates the harvest festival Bihu, the surrounding villages of Guwahati are alive with traditional food and festivities, specifically burning large straw structures and eating food thick with sugar from the sugar cane harvest. Our original plans were … Continue reading

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Getting Around

Our first real experience in India was a Taxi ride. As soon as we had managed to explain to the airport taxi drivers how to get to our lodging an hour away (which included a lot of pointing, dancing, and … Continue reading

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