Tag: India

12,000ft, 41 sec freefall at 131 mph!!!!

Well just another ordinary Sunday for me then yesterday!!! Maybe not! Experience life outside your comfort zone, one of the many challenges you are asked to face when becoming a team member for Chennai Challenge. I don’t think it gets any more outside your comfort zone then a skydive! I am one person who definitely…
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April 18, 2011 3

This week I have…

So this week I have been doing the following things: Keeping track of the cricket (Go on India!) Trying to work out further ways to raise money for Chennai Challenge – including possibly running a couple of pub quizzes. enjoying sunshiney weather (until yesterday) Reading Henry VI part 1 Listening to Mumford & Son’s Sigh…
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March 31, 2011 0

The Sun has got his hat on

Yes he has.  The sun is shining quite enthusiastically here in London.  I ate my lunch outside today and it was more than bearable, it was positively gorgeous.  It feels like Spring.  In fact, it almost feels like Summer and I LOVE IT.    Apparently it is a mind shattering 16C here today.  16C!?  As if…
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March 24, 2011 0

These are a few of my favourite things!

These are a few of my favourite things from being in India: The journey back from Kottivakkam after a busy session; Butter Chicken, Rice, Paratha at Blue Diamond; It’s a Knockout at Yellagiri; Visiting new projects with Oasis; Having a joke with Vijay; Mini Tiffin at Raaj Bhavan; Cheese Pav Baji at Raaj Bhavan; Mirinda…
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March 18, 2011 5

A time to…

My favourite time travel movie is (obviously) Back to the Future.  I can’t tell you how thoroughly childish and excited I was when it had a cinematic re-release last year.  I was 1 when it first came out, so I never got the chance to watch it in the cinema.  This time I took full…
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March 16, 2011 0

AUTO!

Faster than a speeding…well, not bullet, that’s for sure.  Faster than a speeding walker might be more accurate.  And definitely louder!  The auto rickshaws of Chennai have always been a source of much enjoyment for us.  In some places they have the name ‘tuc tuc’, but in Chennai ‘auto’ serves as an adequate description. I…
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March 8, 2011 0

I Challenge you to sort out…INJECTIONS, FUNDRAISING, TWITTER, BLOGGING

Well, what a weekend!  This weekend was the first weekend training meeting for team 2011 and it was FULL ON.  A jam packed schedule started at 11am on Saturday as the team arrived to the Indian YMCA in London.  A little taste of India smack bang in the centre of London town!  One of the…
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February 28, 2011 0

London, Baby!

This weekend coming is the first full weekend meeting for Chennai Challenge team 2011 and I, for one, can’t wait.  Our friend from Chennai, Mr Jeeva Kumar, is now a Secretary at the YMCA Indian Student Hostel, and has organised for us to stay there as a team from Saturday to Sunday.  As the name…
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February 21, 2011 0