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September 2014

On Being Hungry… — By Jennifer Shipp
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On Being Hungry… — By Jennifer Shipp

I organize my life around mealtimes and snacks. Food is central to how I organize every single day of my life. I use food as a form of entertainment as well as an excuse to socialize. But I’d never really thought about the elevated role that food plays in my life until this trip to India and Nepal.

Before coming to India and Nepal, I’d never seen so many starving people in one place. ...
Traffic in Nepal: Crossing the Dotted Line at Home vs. Abroad — By Jennifer Shipp
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Traffic in Nepal: Crossing the Dotted Line at Home vs. Abroad — By Jennifer Shipp

We live in Bhaisepati, a part of Kathmandu (or a suburb, I suppose) that is fairly wealthy by Nepali standards. Our primary form of transportation has been little white taxi cabs distinguished from other white cars by their black license plates. Taxi drivers line up to wash their cars in the stinking filth of the river near where we live, standing bare foot, knee high in the water filled with the runoff ...
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