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Holly Jacobson

Holly is passionate about film, photography, theater, and community/human rights. She was involved with her local interact and film club and enjoys capturing moments everywhere she ventures. Her goals for this year are to find another home to come back to, become comfortable with Hindi, and to always be present in the moment. One of her favorite quotes is "Lack of passion is fatal"

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Equality and the Beast

March 20, 2017

As most of you know, Disney released their latest live action remake of “Beauty and the Beast”. Before the movie was out in theaters, I would see articles on the web explaining how Emma Watson (who plays Belle) wanted Belle to be an independent, strong, intelligent woman who could build her inventions comfortably. Emma specifically...

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Six Cups of Chai

January 18, 2017

January 1st. Woke up to a new year. I take my usual shower and have breakfast. First cup of chai. Everyone packs into the car and drives and drives. Buildings blend into endless golden fields with a touch of hills blending into the sky. We reach a temple, ready to send good wishes and blessings...

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Details.

December 20, 2016

There are two ridiculously large dogs that live at the end of my street. They seem to be the “watchers” of this side of town, with both eyes closed fast asleep. When I go to Hindi class three days a week, there’s always the sweetest man who greets me with the most genuine smile. When...

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My First Impression of Pune

October 8, 2016

My first impression of Pune was trying to cross a street. I had been on the bus for over two hours with the rest of the fellows and team leaders, and I could not wait to step off into my new home for the next seven months. The anticipation had been building up slowly, ever...

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My First Impression of Pune was Crossing a Street

October 8, 2016

My first impression of Pune was trying to cross a street. I had been on the bus for over two hours with the rest of the fellows and team leaders, and I could not wait to step off into my new home for the next seven months. The anticipation had been building up slowly, ever...

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First week in India!

September 4, 2016

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first blog post from INDIA! I’ve only been here for nine days, but it honestly feels infinitely longer than that. I’ll start this blog from the day we left Stanford University at 4:45 AM. We all gathered together, clumps of bags piling up in the corners, breakfast bags grabbed, busses...

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College Can Wait, India Cannot

August 30, 2016

Hello friends, family, and other amazing beings about to read my very first blog post! This first entry is coming from sunny Stanford University in Palo Alto California. I have to be frank, I really wasn’t sure what to write down for this entry, or how to compose my thoughts into words from this week....

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