Entries by Rico Givens Padilla


Time at the Taj

Today is one our final days in India, so, of course, we went to the Taj Mahal. This ivory white monument was built by a Mogul king as the burial site for his 3rd and most loved wife. His testament of love is evident in the buildings complex architecture and beautiful calligraphy. It is so […]


Site-Seeing in New Delhi

Yesterday was our first full day in Delhi and to kick off the last leg of the trip, we visited two significant locations: Lotus Temple and the India Gate. The Lotus Temple is a place open to all people regardless of faith, nationality, or any other characteristic. However, it is a temple for the Baha’i […]


Caste and Politics: Beyond India

The reason that I applied for the Leadership collective is simple: youth citizenship. This year’s theme couldn’t have matched my interests more. I’m interested in all things related to law and government. I firmly believe that these institutions are the bedrock of our society. Today, my group had a workshop with Naveen from the Centre […]