Hi, I'm Victor Feldman. I'm from a small town in upstate New York, but this fall I'm going to high school in Pune, India. Join me on my video blog as I explore Indian culture, history, and what it means to be a teen in one of the oldest—and fastest changing—societies in the world.
Victor and his family trek through the Himalayas.
Victor showcases some efforts to help India's poor.
Victor talks with some of the students he's met at an international school in Pune.
Victor learns how to play a traditional Indian drum kit.
In Victor’s second post, he travels to some ancient Buddhist and Hindu caves, makes a new friend, and experiences some "Indian hospitality."
1,222,559 square miles
Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%
Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%
other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1%
UNDER THE AGE OF 15
Hindi, English, Bengali,
and many others
Males, 76.9%; Females, 54.5%
SOURCES: Encyclopedia Britannica and The World Factbook.
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