Vruj Patel senegal 2014

Vruj, hailing from a sleepy town in Georgia, is passionate about creating and sharing science, music, and literature. He is involved in tutoring struggling students in his community and combating illiteracy and diseases in the developing world. His goals for the year are to learn a new language, to live and grow without modern technology, and to become a better person.

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A Day In Dindefelo
January 11, 2014

Hello, my friends. It’s been a long time and I apologize for taking so long to update everybody on what’s been going on, but it’s been a very full three (has it been so long already?) months and there is a dearth of electricity and internet in my hut. Here’s an average day in my life, which I hope will help you become savvy to the basics of Senegalese life in Dindéfelo
– the village that is now my new home.
Depending on the day, I rise with the sun or slightly earlier. If it’s the latter, I will make my way to the top of…

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A part of my story
July 19, 2013

Ever since I can remember, I have loved to hear stories.
Though most of my family never went to college, they are steeped in years of Indian and Hindu mythology and there is nothing more exciting to me than learning about my ancestors and their countless traditions. Even without a PhD, my grandfather continues to captivate me with tales of Lord Krishna’s heroism and legends about the birth of the elephant-headed Ganesha. He, along with the rest of my family, has taught me the power of stories and instilled within me a genuine sense of awe towards the role of religion and mysticism in humanity’s shared heritage. This tradition of…

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