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Kolkata, India, Up Close and Personal   

Z  Online Class:  A Zoom invitation link will be sent one day before each class session begins.

Come join us as we hit the streets of one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Kolkata, India. Louder, smellier, and more colorful, it is all of Asia with the volume turned up! Roam the unpredictable streets by rickshaws, yellow taxis, packed buses, and hand-pulled carts. Explore the daily life of tea stalls, beggars, street food, and people everywhere. Join Joy, a baby boomer, and her millennial daughter Lori, for a cross-generational adventure in a city both had visited before, some forty years apart. Together they returned to Kolkata in 2018. With two backpacks, two iPhones, and a lot of guts, they spent six weeks soaking up the vibrant city. We will meet their Indian friends and have a first-hand look at life through the eyes of local people. Joy will share a fascinating look at housing, infrastructure, water, electricity, wealth distribution, population density, and poverty in this one-of-a-kind bustling city.

Ramona “Joy” Smith has a master’s degree in mental health counseling, and retired after working 30 years in Northern Michigan. She is a lover of nature, a photographer, researcher, dessert connoisseur, and world traveler. She is active in her local church and is passionate about peace and justice issues. Joy currently lives in Tucson, Arizona with her daughter Lori.




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