Category "India 2008"

Last Day in India

Sorry for the lapse in postings. The jetlag is starting to catch up with me. Alas, we've been in South Africa since Saturday. But before I share stories from our visit here, I'll fill you in on our last day in India. I think I mentioned the political strike that was scheduled for last Friday in Kerala. To play it safe, we decided to stay close to home to survey the situation. We interviewed Raj in the morning at our B&B as he lived right next door. Then, in the late afternoon, we ventured out to visit a hospice with Raj. [...]

Posted By:  Annenagelkirk   |   May 6, 2008   |   No Comments

Thursday in India

Today made the challenges and nail-biting of getting our Indian visas to enter this country all worth it. It was heart-wrenching, inspirational, and really, really sweaty. I knew before we left Austin that this would probably be our most difficult day emotionally (at least for me). [...]

Posted By:  Annenagelkirk   |   May 1, 2008   |   No Comments

Wednesday in India

Our first day in India had some twists and turns. We met with Dr. Rajagopal (Raj) at the clinic and the early afternoon and met our interpreter Sajiv. Everyone here has been so lovely and helpful. We've had to adjust our schedule a bit due to some "hiccups," as Raj put it. The President is visiting Trivandrum Wednesday and Thursday so there are some road blocks around town, there's a bank holiday Thursday, and a political strike on Friday. We're not all together sure what the political strike entails. Raj said that the city usually shuts down but hospitals stay open. [...]

Posted By:  Annenagelkirk   |   Apr 30, 2008   |   No Comments