Welcome to the rest of the world
I'm sitting in a cafe surrounded by 4 young Indian guys learning to use the Internet. It's astounding watching 22-25 year olds learn to use email and Google and everything else on the web, particularly when you put rural India in juxtaposition to it.
Anyhow, I've gotten over yet another bout with who-knows-what infection/virus/bacteria. It's official now: I've lost 20 pounds since arriving (and still counting). You should see me. It's pathetic.
Over the next two weeks or so I will be wrapping up my placements and making my last rounds in McLeod Ganj. If anyone wants to know anything about the lamas, the Indians in Dharamsala proper, the schools, the Indian media (the newspapers and TV broadcasts here, believe it or not, are just as celebrity-obsessed and sensational as American media), etc., let me know. I'd be happy to write a little more about it.
Off for some Hindi.