2/19/14

Kolkata India is simply “wow”.  It is sensory overload, intense, jam packed crowded, very noisy, fascinating, colorful, and rich in heritage and culture. So much is going on simultaneously.  The streets are crazy – the expert drivers have near cm-scale precision.

The yellow Ambassador cabs are ubiquitous and honk their horns incessantly.

The yellow Ambassador cabs are ubiquitous and honk their horns incessantly.

My husband John and I stand at the gate to Presidency University (formerly Presidency College) with a large GSA banner.

My husband John and I stand at the gate to Presidency University (formerly Presidency College) with a large GSA banner.

Engaged students at University of Calcutta discuss concretions (I am in yellow, foreground).

Engaged students at University of Calcutta discuss concretions (I am in yellow, foreground).

What impresses me most are the people I met at Presidency University and University of Calcutta. I was moved by the students who are bright and eager to learn with strong dreams.  I will carry fond memories of Kolkata.

Margie