Thursday, July 07, 2005

AIIS Trip Update

I thought that some of our parents and friends might have heard about some trouble in Ayodhya or Varanasi in North India. We'd like to assuage any fears at the present; there have been some riots in Varanasi but that is more than 500 miles from here. We will never be closer than 300 miles away from Varanasi, as well, while we are on this trip. The directors of the program wanted to make sure we knew about the trouble, and we have confidence in the judgement of Cathy Asher who has spent much of her adult life studying or living in India. The directors don't seem worried, but we'll keep you updated if they have any concerns. We've already visited a major monument of religious signficance (the Taj Mahal), with no hint of trouble at all in the air. So for now, we're on schedule and having a great time!


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