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What have I done this year?

In A message home I wrote that my year in India has indulged childhood fantasies. I’ve been a jack-of-all trades; I’ve had the chance to try my hand at every job I wanted as a kid, except the astronaut part. … Continue reading

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India’s problem-solving problem

When a fallen tree obstructs the road, do you stop to move it? Or do you drive around it? Two days ago five child marriages took place in Chachiyawas, on my doorstep. Ten spritely children, blessed with potential, were needlessly … Continue reading

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Facing the heat

The desert brings a cruel partisan climate. I remember a freezing weekend spent building our Chula. Back in November I could barely speak Hindi; but those misty mornings with the children – breaking every rule of fire safety – were … 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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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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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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