Category Archives: Reflections

A quick note on haircuts

My family holds me infamous for my history of bad haircuts. I’m to blame for misdirected styles that come straight from a Tekken lineup. But hairdressers must share credit for the slanderous photo legacy that I left in my wake. … Continue reading

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My experiences with psychologists

Here at RMKM psychologists are in large demand. They are also very, very well respected. I think, given the admiration they receive and the awe in which they are held, they are considered equitable to rocket scientists and brain surgeons … Continue reading

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10 things I’ve done this year (but haven’t told you about)

Often I mean to blog about an experience but don’t quite get round to it. When I do find the time, the moment has gone. Here’s a quick cap of 10 memorable moments I haven’t covered, before I forget. 1. … Continue reading

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Ode to a hearing aid

I don’t talk much about my hearing aid. Recently, though, I’ve felt the need to write memoirs on behalf of the little black box on the side of my head. You see, my hearing aid is nearing the end of … Continue reading

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Foreigner no more

Last Tuesday I took a train to Jaipur to meet my parents. Sat opposite me in the same berth were two teenagers, one boy and one girl. They were immaculately dressed; they seemed wealthy. The boy wore a pristine white … Continue reading

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Ice-cream ‘chores’

Last night a few children started a commotion in the corner of the resource room. They were looking outside at the perimeter wall, but when I went over to look I saw nothing. A few minutes later another of the … Continue reading

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Gardening (how mundane)

I’m a reluctant gardener, a few too many memories of seemingly endless chores in my parents oversized farm-cum-common; using a pickaxe to dig a pond, or a hoe to tear down overgrown bushes. The Canadian volunteers who visited last week … Continue reading

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Directions and opportunities

It’s a recent admission that I lack direction. I’m sure this comes as no surprise to colleagues and friends, who have long frowned upon my regular forays into unknown or ambitious climates; laden with aspirations and intentions and lacking thought-out … Continue reading

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Cash-point panic and cartography

The beauty of living in foreign environment is the speed at which you’re able to reflect on events and learn from them, out of necessity and because each experience is so new. Even with the hindsight of only a few … Continue reading

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Five months left…..

Right now I’m just over half way through the fellowship. I’m at a fairly pivotal point at the project site too, as I move away from the report writing, studies and business planning of the last few months and back … Continue reading

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