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What is an Indicorps Fellow?

In December 2009 I began my Indicorps’ adventure. A friend linked me to the application pages for a development experience unlike anything else out there. I wanted to volunteer abroad. On first impressions, Indicorps’ seemed the perfect opportunity. I go … Continue reading

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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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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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International Day Against Homophobia: Who is fighting for you?

Today I came out in Rajasthan. It was a tense, meticulous, and emotional conversation – like telling my family – but this time in a village in rural India. The reaction of my colleague was exceptional: ‘It’s a private, personal … 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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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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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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E3 Competition and Delhi

This time last week I had just spent the day interviewing children and their families in Ajmer for a now-extensive study I was doing on our vocational counseling programme for disabled adults. I was arriving at home for what I … 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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My agenda

Push your limits. Make a difference. Be the change. As Indicorps Fellows, we hear this a lot. And it’s true, we have the potential to achieve so much this year. Placed at rural sites across the width and depth of … Continue reading

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