On Monday the 26th we spent the day at NUJS in Kolkata (Calcutta). This is the most urban school we've visited so far. It's in a relatively new area of Kolkata called (interestingly enough) "Salt Lake City." Unlike the other two schools I've visited, this campus is very compact. The classroom and office building is several stories tall and built in a ring surrounding a grassy area. The student dorms (called hostels) are behind that building and have their own courtyard, complete with fountain (which isn't in this photo) and dogs (which have their own photo). Bob and I had many chances to talk to students and faculty here, and found a lively, engaged group of people we very much enjoyed getting to know.
Kolkata is an intense, busy city with a rich intellectual life. It offers great opportunities for someone who is able to meet its many challenges. We have identified a very exciting externship opportunity here -- more on that once we're back in Portland.
We are off to Dehra Dun at the crack of dawn (it's midnight here now). I'm not sure I'll be able to blog from there, so there may be a brief hiatus.