Author: Rob

Communication

A Blog, by 2014 team member Mary: Aloha, Bonjour, Howdy, Hola, Kalimera, Ahnyong, Konnichiwa, Nameste, Salaam Alekum, Bon Giorno, Ni Hao, Guten tag, Jambo, Chao, Bom dia, G’day , Vannakam –          all ways to express our greetings – to say hello, hi there, heya. Yo, sup y’all. There are so many other ways to communicate…
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May 5, 2014 0

A numbers game

We are surrounded by numbers, our lives are full of them, from shopping, sport and the media. Television is full of numbers, obviously you have Countdown, staple viewing for the retired and students, with it’s numbers round. Then you have 8 out of ten cats, a show based around statistics. Also “8 out of ten…
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March 1, 2014 0

Momentum and inertia

The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu is quoted as saying:  “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Often that single step can be very hard to take. Even if we are moving toward something that is exciting or that we really want, starting the journey, overcoming the inertia can prove a huge…
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February 1, 2014 1

Who makes the rules?

The inspiration for my blog this week has come from the unlikely source of Russell Brand. I hope to look at a little bit of Indian and British history that this makes me think about. In the past week Russell Brand has been in the news for his political views. Not what he is normally…
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November 2, 2013 0

Why I became a Chennai Challenge Ambassador

 By Tamsin Woods Ok, So I’m a Chennai challenge Ambassador now!! Scary stuff! I was lucky enough to be involved in their first project back in 2007 and from there on in I was hooked!! The difference that you feel you make to the kids in the orphanage is so huge that nothing I have…
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October 19, 2013 0

Shop til you drop

Today, like so many other people, I went grocery shopping. From my perspective this was a fairly horrid experience, mainly because it was shopping. I don’t like shopping. I do however like to eat, I do it every day, and so shopping is a necessary thing. Equally I like having new things, which I have…
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October 5, 2013 0

Good inTENTions

Every year when we go to India we try to blog as often as possible, to help let people in the UK know what is going on. Unfortunately we often have a very busy schedule in India and start most blogs with “sorry we haven’t blogged more”. To try and be a bit more consistent…
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August 5, 2013 0

First 50

Last week saw the excitement of the First 50 event, which Suzanne blogged about (read it here). We decided that the fact we have taken 50 unique people to India was an occurrence that should be celebrated, and indeed those people celebrated as well. Their actions have seen many good things achieved in Chennai, and recruited…
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July 6, 2013 2

And the winner is…

It is an exciting time for Chennai Challenge, as we get nearer and nearer to the First50 event on Saturday. As preparation for this I have been looking through a lot of photos and videos that we have taken over the past 6 years. There are huge numbers of photos showing good things we have…
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June 26, 2013 0

It ain’t what you do …

“There is more than one way to skin a cat” apparently, although I cannot say that I have tried any of them. In life we are faced with hundreds of things to do every day, and we can choose how we do them. Does it make a difference how we do things, or are the…
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June 1, 2013 0