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Yelagiri 2012

Take a look at what we got up to on our Activity holiday with the boys from Kottivakkum Boys Town in Yelagiri Hills.


August 20, 2012 1

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

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

What’s that- we have no bananas…

One of the thing we are missing the most currently is fruit- so we sent a couple of people down to one of the various shops that sell fruit, so we could all top up. I do feel though that sometimes people think they can cheat with their fruit intake- many fruit juices and smoothies…
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August 12, 2011 0

India Time…

‘India Time’ is a concept that the Chennai Challenge have created which describes the way that time can pass while waiting for things in India. Examples of this are in 2007 when Cathy and Tamsin had to wait 4 hours at a shop called Gold Mine when they were trying to buy project equipment. The…
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August 7, 2011 4

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

Ears, no need for them…

Wow, what a fantastic start to this year’s trip. This afternoon we went to the Boys Town and saw the boys for the first time this year. Spent our time singing songs, playing games, and introducing ourselves- with lots of shouting, and some of that was from the boys, and not just us… It is…
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August 5, 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

Food, Glorious Food

I love food.  I love love love food.  What a great idea food was, God. Last night for my birthday I was taken out to Roast in Borough Market.  It is a lovely restaurant with beautifully cooked food, good wine and superb service.  Somehow they have made sitting in a room with railway tracks on…
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March 10, 2011 0

Eat, eat and eat again…

I write this blog in my bedroom in Peckham, for we have returned now to the UK and have almost finished Chennai Challenge 2010. I say almost because we will be meeting to debrief the team in a couple of weeks, summing up, evaluating and tying up loose ends of this years project. As well…
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September 1, 2010 0