Tag: Chennai

Another day…another juice!

One of the joys of visiting Chennai is the famous Fruit Shop on Greams Road.  This shop does not sell, as the name might suggest, fruit – but rather fruit juices and milkshakes of many MANY varieties.  Indeed this very afternoon the lads of Team A (and Emma) had a bit of a lad’s night…
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August 10, 2011 5

Great culture, even better food…

This blog is going to be primarily about food. This is because I have so far bought primarily food. Lots of food. Amazing food! The new tastes of Indian food is often a big challenge for team members when they first come to India and this was the same for me last year. But this…
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August 6, 2011 1

From my point of view

The great thing about Chennai Challenge is that every time is different, but also it is different for all the team members. So far this year things have gone well from my perspective as leader. The flights with Jet Airways were good, and the transfer in Mumbai went really smoothly. As luck would have it…
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August 5, 2011 3

Come fly with me, and make a difference

Lets fly, let’s fly away! So in less than 12 hours time I will be in the air flying to India. One of the brilliant things about Chennai Challenge is that it is always different. Last year was the first year we took out a double team, going for a total of 4 weeks, but…
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August 3, 2011 1

Hooray!!!

I’ve done it! I’ve come back to blog again… Sorry, its just that its a really big thing for me to do it – I’m really not that technical! Everything is going well in the planning stages of my fourth and final (for the moment any way) visit India.  I have made lots of lists,…
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July 31, 2011 0

Exciting things

It is now a week until I fly to India with Chennai Challenge, and unsurprisingly I am quite excited. I am of course excited about all the good we will be able to do. I am excited about seeing lives made better by what we do. I am excited to see how the work of…
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July 29, 2011 1

IN A MINUTE

Every year it gets to this point and I don’t feel like it is real.  It gets to this point and India seems so far removed from my every day life that I cannot imagine that I will possibly be there in less than a week! It gets to this point and I still don’t believe…
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July 28, 2011 2

Going out with a purpose

This is my (Barney) second blog about Chennai Challenge and I am writing it because this week I experienced something really I would guess amazing and something that I think really can be applied to the Chennai Challenge experience. I play national league basketball for Shropshire Warriors U18’s and this Wednesday (6/7/11) we played a…
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July 10, 2011 0

FRANKENSTEIN CHARITY SCREENING

Monday 18th July @ 8:30pm Screen on the Green Cinema (Highbury) The original 1931 version of Frankenstein, directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff is horror at its finest.  In a one off charity fundraising event, Chennai Challenge presents a screening of this chilling cult film.  Join us at the Screen on the Green…
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June 24, 2011 0

Curry and hockey – Fundraising times

I’ve been meaning to write a blog post in ages, but as usual time is running away from me, where have the weeks gone? I only have one exam left and then a long summer stretches ahead of me – India seems closer every day, and ever more exciting. A few weeks ago (well, more…
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June 18, 2011 0