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Gemma Kelton

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A Little Surprise

May 13, 2018

Mataji   4:00am. I check my phone and see a long string of texts, exponentially increasing by the second, all sent within a minute.   Fifteen texts. All from Mom. Oh, dear lord.               “Hi Gemma.”             “Gemma!!!!”             “Gemmaaaaaa, where are you?????”             “You haven’t sent me any pictures in a long time!!!!!!”...

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At Last, a Full Circle

January 3, 2018

  The best gift one can receive is having their mom visit them after living away from home for 4 months, especially as far away as India. I know this sounds cheezy and corny, but I truly couldn’t have been happier to see my mom. And it’s not for the reasons you think you know....

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“Teaching Is Easy,” That’s What They Said

October 23, 2017

  50 days have flashed by with the blink of an eye, and I’m scared. The next time I blink, 84 days will have come and gone, and soon enough, full 8 months will have slipped through my fingers. I so desperately wish to slow time down, just enough to click a picture, or even...

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Sweet Home, India!

October 2, 2017

​​Namaste mera dost, Pune, Bharat se! Aap kaise hain? Mein kush aur aacha hun. (Hello friends from Pune, India. Long time no see! How are you? I am quite happy!) I know you’re wondering how I’ve been getting along in India, and let’s just say that words won’t do India any justice in capturing how...

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Brimming With Excitement!

August 15, 2017

  Namaste! Welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy your stay here. I am so excited and honored to have been selected for the Global Citizen Year program to India. GCY is kind of  a “Peace Corps” for high school graduates. GCY’s India program partners with Teach for India (TFI) (a sister organization to Teach...

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