V2 Project (Vadodara to Vellulla-Vellulla to Vadodara)
V2 is a cross-cultural exchange project between Vadodara (City), and Vellulla (Village). Vadodara city is in Gujarat, the western part of India. Vellulla village is in Telangana state, the southern part of India. This project’s main objective is to connect both communities to understand various perspectives within the world they live in and eliminate negative stereotypes and personal biases about different communities and build friendships between communities. Both will get an opportunity to have cross-cultural dialogues with local communities respectively. I shared my life between these two places when I was in India. I was born in Vellulla where Prayogillu is located. I lived in Vadodara for more than a decade after graduate school in 2007-20. This cross-cultural experience changed the way I look at the world.