commuting by train and foot to and from henna class every day has been an adventure and opportunity to observe and immerse myself into daily life here…

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rooted in the past but alive with the many conveniences of modern society the streets of mumbai demand attention and require a certain tenacity and respect…

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men, women, & children on foot share the road with trucks, buses, 3-wheeled rickshaws, bicycles, push carts, pull carts, scooters and sacred cows…

 

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new buildings sparkle and shine in contrast to the old…

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and vegetable,  fruit, and newspaper stands share the road with air-conditioned shops selling jewelry, clothing and other goods…

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just like the streets of mumbai,  i am a mix– in between my eastern roots and western influences…as well as roles, experiences and constructs of the past and those of the present and future…

sometimes, just like getting around in mumbai can be confusing, chaotic and overwhelming so can the feeling of being in-between…

but sometimes, if you can look past the confusion and chaos, the adventure of being in between is the one that can be the most interesting…