Tag: India

Broccoli

A post from Kate Webber one of our 2012 team members following a long training weekend: I’m currently on my way home from London having had a great training weekend with the Chennai Challenge team for 2012. I don’t quite know how it started but we got to talking about broccoli, I think I might…
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February 27, 2012 3

This weekend…

I have very little to do on a Thursday so I thought I might as well write a short blog. This weekend the Chennai Challenge team of 2012 will be setting off to London for a weekend of training. I’m sure it will be filled with silly songs and dances and possibly even a snazzy…
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February 23, 2012 2

CURRY CURRY CURRY

So this is really a mini post. I like curry. Do you like curry?  Very soon there will be curry recipes provided by the lovely Cathy on this very blog – that’s right – we’re stretching our wings a little.  One of the great things about visiting India is being able to partake of the…
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February 8, 2012 8

Sorting the wheat from the chaff

So, today I am mostly sifting through the reams and reams of photos that Chennai Challenge teams of the past have taken.  I cannot even begin to guess how many thousands of photos this means in practice.  That’s 10 people’s photos, from a 3 week trip to India, for every year since 2005.  Let me…
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February 6, 2012 0

Hannah’s first Blog

Hi all, Hannah gets a gold star – she is the first team member from the 2012 team to make her blog debut.  Enjoy the thoughts of Hannah McIntyre: “The first team meeting made it real! Real how deep the poverty is there but also real how I am going to help. I am so…
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January 30, 2012 2

Looking Forward

We are in a time of preparation. The vast majority of the country are already, or about to start preparing for Christmas. Up and down the country there are ceremonies to switch on lights with all manner of ‘celebrities’ getting to do the honours. Shops are putting out their Christmas adverts to tempt us in to…
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November 26, 2011 0

Brace for Impact

It’s now September and all of this year’s Chennai Challenge team have returned to England. By now a plethora of pictures have been added to Facebook by team members, and soon there will be more pictures here on the website soon. This does not mean that things are over, or that the impact of Chennai…
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September 2, 2011 4

India was awesome

Its been just over a week since I arrived back to the U.K and Team B have just landed at Heathrow Airport. India was awesome and I already want to go back next year. I surprisingly miss the food, the people and of course the boys from YMCA Boys Town. As soon as I left the airport with my parents I realised how cold it…
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August 31, 2011 2

In which we buy stuff and make stuff

Hey everyone, hope you’re well. I’m sitting in Joy and Joy (the best internet cafe in the vepery area) and just realised no one was blogging, so here I am. Sorry if it’s a short one – I have 15 minutes starting… now. This morning Team A left us at a ridiculous hour, so at…
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August 22, 2011 5

Yellagiri and other such things

Vannakam! I hope summer in England is not too rainy, and you are all well – although thinking about it London could be on fire currently and we would have no idea, which is slightly surreal. On the subject of rain, last night there was a terrific storm and I woke up to a slightly…
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August 21, 2011 3