Cassandra Broadwin: India

Cassandra Broadwin ’17 shares photos of her journey and commentary from around Delhi, Agra and Rishikesh.

​The "Sunday Morning Kids," more commonly known as slums kids, go out on a skateboarding field trip. They must head out to the streets as early as 6am so as to avoid street traffic or any trouble with the police. Free Motion Skatepark in Delhi provides the boards, shoes, elbow guards, and accompaniment on these early-morning trips taken on the first Sunday of each month, free of charge. New Delhi, India.
​The “Sunday Morning Kids,” more commonly known as slums kids, go out on a skateboarding field trip. They must head out to the streets as early as 6am so as to avoid street traffic or any trouble with the police. Free Motion Skatepark in Delhi provides the boards, shoes, elbow guards, and accompaniment on these early-morning trips taken on the first Sunday of each month, free of charge. New Delhi, India.
​Baba Ilan (a spiritual man) in Rishikesh puts a whole new twist on how I ought to wear my scarf. Rishikesh, India.
​Baba Ilan (a spiritual man) in Rishikesh puts a whole new twist on how I ought to wear my scarf. Rishikesh, India.
​A fellow student enjoying the sunrise at the Kaunja Puri Temple in the Himalayan Foothills. Rishikesh, India.
​A fellow student enjoying the sunrise at the Kaunja Puri Temple in the Himalayan Foothills. Rishikesh, India.
​A view of an unnamed waterfall outside of Rishikesh, India.
​A view of an unnamed waterfall outside of Rishikesh, India.
​Travel tip: befriend local motorbike owners. They know all the short cuts in and around town. Rishikesh, India.
​Travel tip: befriend local motorbike owners. They know all the short cuts in and around town. Rishikesh, India.
At 3:45am, we hired a jeep to take us up to the Kaunja Puri Temple in the foothills of the Himalayas. We took the car as far up the mountain road as possible, before hitting a staircase that would lead us the rest of the way up to the temple. This is the view of the Ganges river valley, before sunrise. Rishikesh, India.
At 3:45am, we hired a jeep to take us up to the Kaunja Puri Temple in the foothills of the Himalayas. We took the car as far up the mountain road as possible, before hitting a staircase that would lead us the rest of the way up to the temple. This is the view of the Ganges river valley, before sunrise. Rishikesh, India.
​I set out to find this waterfall during my independent travel in Rishikesh, India. Following a winding, one-way road back into the mountains, I finally came upon a small turn-off that lead back into the forest and eventually to the falls. All in all, the afternoon amounted to be a 10km excursion, which was rewarded by a dip in this glacial melt waterfall. None of the locals I asked knew the name of the fall, but they were quick to offer me a ride back to town on their motorbike. Rishikesh, India. ​
​I set out to find this waterfall during my independent travel in Rishikesh, India. Following a winding, one-way road back into the mountains, I finally came upon a small turn-off that lead back into the forest and eventually to the falls. All in all, the afternoon amounted to be a 10km excursion, which was rewarded by a dip in this glacial melt waterfall. None of the locals I asked knew the name of the fall, but they were quick to offer me a ride back to town on their motorbike. Rishikesh, India.
​A sunset spent at the Tomb of Akbar the Great in Agra, India.
​A sunset spent at the Tomb of Akbar the Great in Agra, India.
​Two boys watch the sunrise from a rooftop structure in Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi, India.
​Two boys watch the sunrise from a rooftop structure in Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi, India.
​The only trick I know: a handstand at the Tomb of Akbar the Great in Agra, India.
​The only trick I know: a handstand at the Tomb of Akbar the Great in Agra, India.
​The youth show an immense amount of heart for the emerging sport of skateboarding in their community, and in their country. New Delhi, India.
​The youth show an immense amount of heart for the emerging sport of skateboarding in their community, and in their country. New Delhi, India.
​A young skateboarder enjoys the tranquility of early mornings in New Delhi, India.
​A young skateboarder enjoys the tranquility of early mornings in New Delhi, India.
​The Free Motion Skatepark "Sunday Morning Crew" poses for a photograph at the top of their DIY wooden ramp in New Delhi, India.
​The Free Motion Skatepark “Sunday Morning Crew” poses for a photograph at the top of their DIY wooden ramp in New Delhi, India.
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