Tag: India

All the World’s a Stage

…and all the men and women merely players.” I love my Shakespeare.  I suppose it is to be expected when I trained as an actor for 3 years and have been involved in theatre from a young age.  Recently my parents asked me to come to a Shakespeare Party they were hosting, and perform some…
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July 13, 2013 1

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

Tales of the unexpected.

One aspect of being involved in Chennai Challenge is the unexpected. Many times in India we have had an unexpected situation that we have had to deal with, some positive and some not, all of which have added to the experience. This weekend is a little unexpected. Well not the weekend itself, but the fact…
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May 4, 2013 0

It’s my birthday

Today, ladies and gentleman, is my birthday. I suppose I could therefore write a blog entry about myself, my birthday and all the things that I want. If I’m honest I don’t think that would be very difficult.  But let’s face it a list of the things I want would be boring for you and…
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March 8, 2013 0

Future Forecasting

A few weeks ago the Project Leaders of Chennai Challenge gathered at the YMCA Indian Student Hostel in London to talk over the future of the charity. In 2009 we created a “brand key” identifying who we are as a charity and helping us to have a recognisable character as well as clear objectives. Each…
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February 8, 2013 5

6 Projects and counting…

Every year when we visit Chennai we challenge our team to think about what the new things that they have experienced. Whilst in India over August 2012 we even had a “first times” board on the wall in our meeting room. As people did something for the first time they wrote it up on the…
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January 10, 2013 0

The little things

I have to admit that I never really understood why people get so excited and giddy over babies. The mention, let alone the presence of a mini human being can turn grown adults in to doe eyed fools, who speak utter rubbish. I may now be starting to understand why this happens, after the birth…
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November 25, 2012 1

“Time Well Spent”

Last year at this stage (well, early September but who’s counting?) I wrote a blog about why we blog.  I extended the question into thinking about why we do anything, challenging my readers (ha!) to evaluate the motives behind their actions.  The ever wise John Harris (friend and Spiritual Board member) commented on the blog…
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October 5, 2012 0

Hiya!

I was having a quick chat with the Chennai Challenge team photo this morning when… Just kidding guys – I haven’t reached the talking-to-photos stage of reverse culture shock…yet! I am missing Chennai and the team though, but funny everyday things remind me of the summer – like if anyone says “totes” or “parred!”. I…
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September 30, 2012 2

India Time

Today we experienced that wonderful thing India Time.  Yesterday I planned for us to be able to visit Fort School and see the work that they do there.  It is an important time in the project as the team get to look around a school that provides an amazing education for underprivileged children from the…
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August 9, 2012 0