Wednesday in India

April 30, 2008 at 10:23 pm Leave a comment

Our first day in India had some twists and turns. We met with Dr. Rajagopal (Raj) at the clinic and the early afternoon and met our interpreter Sajiv. Everyone here has been so lovely and helpful. We’ve had to adjust our schedule a bit due to some “hiccups,” as Raj put it. The President is visiting Trivandrum Wednesday and Thursday so there are some road blocks around town, there’s a bank holiday Thursday, and a political strike on Friday. We’re not all together sure what the political strike entails. Raj said that the city usually shuts down but hospitals stay open. 

So, yesterday, we went to a local beach and did a few man-on-the-street interviews. The setting was very cool – waves crashing, sun setting, kids playing the beach, fishing boats. Everyone was really willing to talk to us. People actually gathered around while we were doing the interview. Even better, a local news station was there and filmed us doing our interviews. Claire and WIlson were both interviewed. We think we’re going to be on the news today and in the newspaper. Here are some photos.

Today, we’re going to a rural village to do some home visits with Raj and his team. This afternoon, we’ll do more man-on-the-street interviews at a local museum.


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