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In India, as Indians

With their candied smiles, the affable Holly and Rachael are sure to make their distinct place wherever they are, says Deepa Raparla


THEY ARE only delighted when they talked about Indian food. Fond of mastering the trick, they are, at the moment, trying to become perfect gourmets. There were gleeful exclamations all through with their ongoing love for Indian food. The galz are all enthused to become versed in the Indian style of cooking and even feel at home draped in the customary Salwar Kameez.

With their plans to visit all the ear-marked places in India in the coming few months, they are all charged up and fervent to encounter the opulence that this country can proffer with the breathtaking monuments like Taj Mahal and the true ethnic standards of art visible at scores of other places that can set many a hearts ablaze. Indian movies have always been fun to watch says the duo with loads of chuckling.

Breaking the barricades like their accent and language that frequently limit their audience they still are functioning persistently towards achieving their purpose. Education happens not only in the campus and from the academic books but the very outlook towards life can give you umpteen information, demonstrates this duo with their numerous undertakings here in India. But then, what is so exceptional about these girls? Departing with their home country -- England -- and coming all the way to India and expending all their youthful energy towards coordinating activities like HIV/AIDS children's camps, cyclone relief programmes, conducting workshops for staff/volunteers on issues surrounding adolescence (social, physical and emotional), assessing schools across three districts and bettering the educational interaction between kids and teachers in the rural areas; What not? It implies that these two gleaming girls who were just 18 are undertaking many projects that can raise our brows.

Done with their schooling and inclined to have an exposure and a pause before they kick off towards their high timed career, they desired to swing by the progressing nations and wriggle into the stream of the social service. Now on the road to accomplishing what they have always wanted, they say that this journey is sure the most airing and gripping trip that has enabled them to grasp myriad footings including as to what they want to opt for their future career. Rachael is intent to undergo a teacher-training course.

Holly who reads extensively about religion and philosophy, sure, finds India intriguing. Kudos to the attempts of this juvenile twosome who are putting in a valiant effort and are standing as a dazzling illustration to the several other students with their audacious approach towards life.

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