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Alana Poole

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10 Things You Might Not Have Known About India

April 2, 2016

1. Dancing Queens You don’t have to be seventeen or female to be a dancing queen! Everyone in India is a dancing queen regardless of age and gender. Bollywood, Garba, Dandiya, Sambalpuri, Lavani, Bharatnatyam…the list goes on! These dances, both modern and traditional, are completely enjoyable and ridiculously fun. This photo was taken during Dussehra,...

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Congratulations Parinitha & Vikram

December 30, 2015

You are both so lovely, and I wish you all the best. Thank you for having me at your wedding. ​    

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Christmas in India

December 30, 2015

So I’m alone on this 22-hour train ride going to Bangalore and it was about 11:30pm when I decided that I should sleep. I made my bed, put all my important things in my small bag and packed it and myself into a large burrito with a thick, wool blanket that really didn’t smell all...

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An Uncomfortable Tranquility

October 16, 2015

​ ​Growing up in San Francisco, I’ve been constantly stimulated by the hustle and bustle of the city. So when I found out that we would be spending our first five weeks in India at an ashram, I was so psyched. For those of you who don’t know, an ashram is a spiritual monastery focused...

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Procrastination: A Work in Progress

August 28, 2015

If you already know me, you know that I am one of the biggest procrastinators in the world. This first blog post is due before we get to our countries. So here I am: sitting in the airport, writing this. Impressive, right? Well, over this past week we have been pushed to recognize our strengths...

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