I hope to write more from India while I’m here because so far my trip has been truly amazing. I’ve been traveling with a group of women — we started out as four and now are six — with a few days in Chennai and now on to Pondicherry for the conference on Feminist and Gender Studies in a Global Context, at which five of the six of us are presenting papers.
We’ve been having a blast.
The street life here is lively and bustling, and the traffic is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. If you plan to walk, you need to be super alert. I cannot imagine going for a run on the streets here (apart from the heat, the sidewalks are sketchy and there are just too many people and vehicles to make it worthwhile). But that’s minor. I anticipated it in advance and left my gear at home.
Here’s my favourite picture so far. I think you’ll agree that these young women are forces to be reckoned with.