Tag Archives: sustainability

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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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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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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A message home

I haven’t written home in a while. I wanted to write to you about my experiences in India. But my experiences are so interspersed and polarised; I can’t find a way to share them in an earnest manner. So instead … 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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What am I here for?

This is my most recent public column, written for Indicorps. When I’m cold, I wallow in self-pity. When I’m hungry, I’m grumpy. And when I’m tired, I’m cantankerous. Cantankerous. For the last few months, I’ve been cold, hungry, and tired. … Continue reading

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