Dr. Jennifer Harrison
Faculty Specialist, Coordinator of Field Education, Professor
WMU School of Social Work
Faculty Director: Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala
Cricket and Bollywood in Kengeri. Yesterday we traveled from the Christ University campus in Bangalore to the campus in Kengeri. After we checked in we received a tour of the campus, met the lead horticulturalist and Julie and Keyera rocked the shell statue. We had a cricket match planned after our arrival and Dr. McIver’s team squeaked to a victory of 21-19 as the night descended.
After a humiliating defeat despite amazing batting by Erika at the hands of bowling master Susie we stopped by the Center for Social Action’s Christmas dance party and were able to see Sam and Abby wow all with their swing dancing moves. Then upstairs and we were off to a cultural program with Tamil, Hindi, and western songs performed by several music groups. Erin sang ” House of the Rising Son” to the adoring masses with background accompaniment from the western band on base, guitar, and drums. Then got to see two dance numbers and Lauren and Riley were brought up on stage to show their dance skills including a really fast chicken dance move. All of us were then compelled onstage then for a Bollywood dance lesson as a group from dance faculty Mr. Gokul.
A good night’s sleep was ahead of us all at that point. India is amazing and its great to share with everyone.