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.
In his final video blog for Junior Scholastic, Victor Feldman discusses the images and people he'll always remember from his time in India.
Victor and his family trek through the Himalayas.
In blog #5, our teen vlogger Victor Feldman visits a school that helps some of India’s poorest children. Afterward, he shares a meal with a student and her family in their homey hut. Take a peek inside life in the slums of Pune, India. It’s not what you might think.
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.
Although the world’s biggest democracy is still a developing nation, the economy is booming and millions are entering the middle class.Indian Teens for Hire
Upfront’s Ethicist column takes a look at the issue of child labor in India.