Thanks so much for all of the responses – I was so overwhelmed and excited to hear from all of you!
Things at school are busy. I am preparing to take my final exams this April before heading home for a month to see my family. I wish I had time to respond individually to each and every one of you, but in the meantime here are some responses to your questions and comments.
- My favorite subject is economics! Economics is so interesting to me because everything that happens in this world is somehow connected to economics. I hope I have the chance to study it more in college. [see video!]
- The main subjects I learn at Shanti Bhavan are Accounting, Commerce, Economics, English, and Environmental Education. These subjects are taught to us by both Indian teachers and volunteers from all over the world. What are some of the main subjects you all learn in the States?
- My favorite color to wear is black. But when I’m doing artwork, I love using red, blue, green and yellow – almost all the colors!
I loved hearing about some of your favorite foods, school schedules, and families! My favorite food to eat is anything my mom makes! I also love puri, which is a deep-fried Indian bread.
- At Shanti Bhavan, my daily schedule is like so: I wake up at 6 AM, and study until 7:30. We eat breakfast in the dining hall at 8, and classes begin at 8:30. We have classes until the whole school gathers for assembly at 11:15. This is where we hear the daily news and announcements. Here, on Fridays, we sing India’s national anthem, and on Saturdays, the school song. Classes resume after lunch, at 1:20. We have classes until 3:30 in the evening. We play various games like basketball, soccer, kickball, etc. Dinner is at 7:30. We have study hall before and after dinner
- In regards to my family, I have two older brothers named Deepak and Pradeep. We are very close.
- It looks like a lot of you have musical talents and interesting hobbies. I myself conduct the school choir and love playing the guitar! The choir sings many songs you might know – like “Memories” from Cats and “For Good and Hard Times” from Wicked. [see video below!]
- I saw a few comments indicating that some of you would like to hear more about India. I can only imagine that India would be a totally new experience for outsiders! I cannot express in words how amazing India is. You have to visit in order to see for yourselves. India is land of many colors, cultures, festivals, languages and people. Maybe one day some of you will be able to visit!
I hope to hear from all of you soon.