Tag: India

Day Nine!

Vanakam! Today is our midpoint, our hump day, our half way point in our time in Chennai! It has been a totally amazing adventure so far, and I can’t wait for the up coming days: spending even more time with the boys in YMCA boys town at Kottivakam, for leading our second English class with…
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August 9, 2012 3

And on the 8th day…

Many things had happened! Greetings from (surprisingly) sunny India! It’s day 8 now and I’ve finally managed to access the internet, I’m sitting here in a warm “shack” for lack of a better word, the sign on the window says “High speed 256kbps” Yeah.. Anyway much is happening in chennai challenge, not only in India…
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August 8, 2012 0

Just before we go

Hi everyone,  Well here it goes, I am attempting to write my second blog, I apologise I haven’t blogged more regularly as work has been hectic (and I am not very good at this sort of thing). I have kept meaning to blog this week but it has been hectic too, visiting family and getting…
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July 30, 2012 0

Chennai here we come!

I’m soo proud to be part of chennai challenge, i think it’s going to be an amazing experience and I can’t believe how close the whole group has come since we started this years project! I’m so much better with getting the money together now, writing letters here and there & being good at customer…
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July 30, 2012 1

Hannah in May

I really enjoyed last weekend, despite the usual (for me) injuries, feeling bad for waking everyone up at around 2.30am, not getting enough sleep and having back ache ever since! But it was pretty good to meet my awesome Yellagiri partner, Ashleigh, who is just amazing at everything as well as being a really nice person!…
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May 8, 2012 0

Visa

Generally, the more you do something the better you become at it. As you repeat things time and again, it becomes easier for you to do, and you can do it faster. That is the idea any way.  If you are good at something it makes sense that you should do it, and keep doing…
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April 28, 2012 0

A taste of South India

In the UK there is no shortage of Indian restaurants. It has been said that the Chicken Tikka Masala  is now the national dish. Yet so few of the restaurants serve authentic Indian food. A very small number seem to serve food that is anything like as good as that you will find in India.…
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April 11, 2012 6

Give and Take

At the school where I work we have a theme for assemblies each week. This week the theme is “Give and Take”. It is interesting to reflect on things which we give and take personally. Some times we can feel like all we go is give, give, give. And we see others who take, take,…
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March 23, 2012 2

Tons and Tons

Today a piece of history was made. Today a feat that has never been achieved before, and may possibly never be achieved again, was achieved. After over a year of waiting, it finally happened.  Sachin Tendulkar scored his hundredth hundred in international cricket. This is a massive achievement. It is hard to think of a…
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March 16, 2012 1

Hannah’s weekend

A blog post from Hannah.  The new team will soon be able to blog from their own accounts, but for now I’m copying and pasting from emails – enjoy! “I said I was accident prone but no-one believed me until this weekend.  Amongst all the fun, the learning tamil- most of which I have forgotten…
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March 5, 2012 1