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Trying to throw your arms around the world.

Monday, 11 Jul 2016 | Views [843]

I haven’t written for a while, probably too long, but I recently felt the need to commit some thoughts to paper, or electronic file at least. With all of the upheaval and division we hear about these days it seems easy to see ... Read more >

Tags: eastern europe, friends, india, middle east, nepal, solo, solo travel

'Loan a little, change a lot'

Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Views [1330]

Late last year it was my privilege to attend a field trip in Southern India with Milaap; a social credit organisation based in Bangalore.  Milaap was set up to provide easier access to credit for the working poor of India.  They work with ... Read more >

Tags: developing world, india, loan, tamil nadu, village, volunteer

Salaam Baalak Trust - One story

Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 | Views [2187] | Comments [2]

Of all the interactions I've had with children at Salaam Balaak Trust perhaps the most powerful has been with Raju, a young Polio sufferer. Raju was born sometime around 1990 on the streets around New Delhi. He developed Polio at a young age which caused ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, delhi, disability, disabled, education, india, street children, volunteering

Street children - The challenge

Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | Views [2299]

  I've been in Delhi more than a month now and many of you are probably wondering what I'm doing here each day. I'm volunteering for an organisation called Salaam Balaak Trust teaching English and trying to support older teenagers in their quest ... Read more >

Tags: begging, child labour, delhi, india, poverty, ragpicking, street children, village

Sweat and opportunity

Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | Views [894] | Comments [1]

It has been the case for a long time that who you are in India depends very much on an accident of birth. We are told things are changing and there is a distinct middle and upper class here now, yet it seems clear that for the urban and rural poor who ... Read more >

Tags: caste system, delhi, education, equality, india, labouring, volunteer

On second thought, Kolkata

Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 | Views [754]

To the uninitiated Kolkata seems a city of pure chaos.  At least that was my first impression.     Every type of transport jockeys for position on narrow streets with little or no pavements.  To get from A to B on foot you experience ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, culture shock, india, kolkata, rickshaw, traffic

Arrival in Kolkata

Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 | Views [619] | Comments [1]

Arriving in Kolkata at around 1am in the morning wasn't as daunting as I had expected.  I had met up with Ray on the plane; an Australian planning a cycle trip of northern India.  After waiting for quite some time for our bags we went outside ... Read more >

Tags: airport, india, kolkata, taxi

India pre-departure

Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | Views [747] | Comments [2]

With my arrival in Kolkata drawing closer I thought a pre-travel entry would be a good opportunity to test out the new URL at worldnomads.com and kick off my blog. This trip will satisfy two desires I’ve held for a long time; firstly to explore ... Read more >

Tags: bucket list, india, motivation, volunteer

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