May 9, 2012

I've Left My Heart in India

"India, like life itself, is what you bring to it." - The Most Exotic Marigold Hotel

  The two weeks I spent in India completely changed my life and the way I look at everything in the world, and I'm still feeling the effects of it. India is a love or hate, there is no in between, and I'm completely, 100% in love with it. I can't even put into words what it is. 

The colors, the people, their resilience, the smell, their hope, the way they drive, the overuse of drivers horns, the saris and punjabis, the honk of the tuk-tuks, the cows wandering the streets, the food, a vegetarian's paradise, the gap of old and new and the life I lived in Odisha. And yes, this will be the first of many posts.

I miss my cows.

I miss my lunch tray.

I miss Cricket.

I miss my babies.

We thought her name was Meghkhana, or something close to it.  She is two years old and is slowly learning to speak.  By the end of our trip to the Ashram, she had begun to call me "Mamam".

All of these children live at the Jeevan Jyoti Ashram in Bhubaneswar.

I miss India.


{The Young Southern Prep}


  1. This post makes me emotional, oh my gosh, Royar, those people touched your heart so! That's beautiful and I'm glad you got to experience it!!

  2. Your trip looks like it was absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing such a life-changing experience!



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