“Hope” is the thing with feathers, That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops ... at all - Emily Dickenson

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Pondicherry, India

My daughter Addy is studying in India this semester, finishing up her degree in Philosophy from from Augsburg College this Spring. She felt the Philosophy she had been exposed to at Augsburg was slanted toward dead European men, and India would give her broader insight. She will be studying at Pondicherry University, located in Pondicherry, on the east coast of India, south of Madras. Pondicherry, a city of 220,000, was a French outpost and retains French influences in food, language and architecture. She will be touring southern India for two weeks, today in Thekkady, Kerala, a center of spice cultivation and tomorrow she travels to Madurai to visit a 4th century B.C. temple. Truly a life adventure.