- No holding hands or public demonstrations of affection between Deborah and me. I guess she can hold my arm while crossing busy streets in downtown Ooty.
- In India you often see men holding hands with men, and women with women. This is normal, and only indicates that they are friends.
- In Indian culture you must not use your left hand when touching food or other people. The right hand is the clean hand, the left hand is used for toilet tasks and must not be used to hand things to anyone, or to eat food. Deborah and I are both lefties, so learning to eat with our right hand is the challenge before us.
- Be careful where you buy ice-cream unless you want to enjoy an "amoeba delight!"
Some of new staff and volunteers have joined Hebron for this semester....
Excellent orientation to Indian customs from Indian staff...
A bumpy bus tour of Ooty, narrated by a capable staff member born in Ooty!
I am sorry for the quality of the video, below, but the ride was sooo bumpy!
The tour included a visit to the City Library, founded in the 1858
A highlight of the tour was to St. Steven's Church, founded by Lord Lushington constructed in 1820.