Monthly Archives: December 2010

Half an hour of bad luck

I don’t believe in luck, but whatever. This is a journal entry from 27/12, unedited. I’m staying with my friend Punit Ji in Beawar, in a house built for dwarves who live in 50C weather. It’s inconvenient when you’re 6ft … Continue reading

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Christmas in Beawar

I’m currently in Beawar, a city of around 200,000 people, just south of Ajmer in Rajasthan. I arrived yesterday morning and I’m going to be here for the next few days, camping inside an empty classroom. It’s a quiet city, … Continue reading

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Frustrations

I’ve written this on a spur of frustration. This morning Manish hit his head on a window during class. He cut it really badly. As first aid, the staff took charcoal from the morning choolaa and placed it over the … Continue reading

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School Chale Hum (We go to school)

Here’s a video we watched during November workshop that I wanted to share. We watched it at 6am and I remember getting a little emotional – it’s got a feel good factor. The video and song perfectly capture the simplicity … Continue reading

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Beawar Bal Mela

Last Friday we held a childrens’ fair in Beawar. Beawar is a small city about seventy kilometers south of here, and it’s where our second school, Sanjay Special School, is based. The work we do with children suffering from learning … Continue reading

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RMKM’s Puppies

Yesterday I had a really long day. I was given a new project to run over seven days next week. That’s the good part, I’ll be in the field and spend a lot of time in the communities we work … Continue reading

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Mornings in the Thar Desert

This is a journal entry, unedited. I rarely take my camera out other than at events and functions. My journal helps me capture experiences. If I could record this moment, I would. It’s perfect. I’m waiting for the bus. It’s … Continue reading

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