In less than a week, I’ll be heading overseas for the first time in my life as part of the UD ETHOS cultural immersion program. For ten weeks, I’ll be living in Auroville, the City of Dawn, on the East coast of India. During my time abroad, I’ll be working with a company called MinVayu, which manufacturers micro wind turbines and trains local mechanics to install and maintain the turbines.
I’ve decided to document my adventures, mainly so that my parents don’t think I’ve died during the course of my immersion. I’ll be writing about and posting pictures from my trip to Germany, India, and Nepal. I’ll also be including some history and additional background information about the experimental city that is Auroville.
In case you’re wondering, the Tamil phrase in the title (yen mithavei nireiya vilaangu meengal) translates to “my hovercraft is full of eels.” If you get the joke, props to you. And total disclosure, I totally looked that up. I am by no means fluent or literate in Tamil.
Peace and love,