Belhaven Student speaks about what it’s like to live in India

Lauren Rutledge spoke to the Global Culture class on Tuesday night about what it’s like to be a foreigner in northern India. Lauren spent the summer at Saffron Cultural Exchange in Dehradun, India- a program for dancers and artists from the West to experience cultural arts in India. The Saffron Cultural Exchange is run by Belhaven grad CL Pearce and his wife Kirsten.


Some of the themes Lauren addressed included food, travel, clothes, and poverty. She helped the audience imagine streets occupied by overcrowded taxis honking their horns, cows, and street venders. She also made us nostalgic about fresh mangoes and roti (bread).

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