2006.09.26: September 26, 2006: Headlines: COS - Mongolia: COS - India: Dance: Worldview Magazine: Mongolia RPCV Nikita Desai writes: Mongolian students learn the art of Indian dance

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Mongolia RPCV Nikita Desai writes: Mongolian students learn the art of Indian dance

Mongolia RPCV Nikita Desai writes: Mongolian students learn the art of Indian dance

"I came to Yuroo Soum to teach English as a Foreign Language. Even though dance was a dear interest of mine, I never thought I would be teaching Indian dance in Mongolia. It was mid-April 2004 and my counterpart, Olya, saw an advertisement in the newspaper of an Indian dance competition taking place in Ulaanbaatar on May 14. I was pleasantly surprised but a part of me didnít really believe that it was going to happen. Indian dance was my passion and had been for as long as I could remember, and now there was a national Indian dance competition about to take place in the capital. The event was organized by the Indian Embassy in Ulaanbaatar."

Mongolia RPCV Nikita Desai writes: Mongolian students learn the art of Indian dance

AN INVESTMENT IN EXPERIENCE

Mongolian students learn the art of Indian dance

Nikita Desai
Yuroo Soum, Mongolia | Sept. 26, 2006

ďMoney.Ē How much happiness and sadness this word has the power to cause. The lack of it can cause anxiety and despair; the abundance of it can ease the obstacles of living in a poor country. It can test your ability to survive and stay warm in the Mongolian winter where temperatures drop down to -50 degrees Celsius. If families donít have money to buy wood, they collect and burn dung to stay warm in the winter or resort to stealing wood from their neighbors. One truck of wood is approximately 30,000 tugrik (about $25), which is usually a low-class Mongolianís one-month salary. A local told me that during winter, a family tends to use about two to three trucks of wood depending on the severity of weather conditions.

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I came to Yuroo Soum to teach English as a Foreign Language. Even though dance was a dear interest of mine, I never thought I would be teaching Indian dance in Mongolia. It was mid-April 2004 and my counterpart, Olya, saw an advertisement in the newspaper of an Indian dance competition taking place in Ulaanbaatar on May 14. I was pleasantly surprised but a part of me didnít really believe that it was going to happen. Indian dance was my passion and had been for as long as I could remember, and now there was a national Indian dance competition about to take place in the capital. The event was organized by the Indian Embassy in Ulaanbaatar.

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