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September 2017

Duncan Chalmers – Blog 2: “Hurry up and wait”: Flexibility, community, and the little joys of everyday life at SDC

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! This coming week marks one month of working and living at the Karenni Social Development Centre in Mae Hong Son province, Thailand. In many ways, almost paradoxically, it feels as though I’ve been… Continue Reading →

Duncan Chalmers – Blog 3: Feasting, Religion, and Gender – Experiences of a Karenni Funeral

A number of weekends ago, August 5th to 7th to be exact, was an interesting one here at SDC. A hive of activity. A cornucopia of sounds. A true array of emotions. One could use all of these expressions to… Continue Reading →

Sasha Mosky – Blog 2: A bag for you bag? Reflections on waste and resource in Delhi.

Becoming familiar with a new place involves learning about new cultures, trying new food, and becoming familiar with a new locality. For me, getting to know a new place also involves an understanding of how actions indirectly or directly intersect… Continue Reading →

Sasha Mosky – Blog 3: A Taxing Situation: A look at on the ground responses to India’s most significant tax reform

On July 1st, 2017 India consolidated various state and central government taxes into a singular, nation-wide tax. Goods and Service Tax (GST) was introduced across India with the aim of improving economic conditions across the country. It is the biggest… Continue Reading →

Chad Boissy – Blog 1: Pre Departure Introduction

Hello! I am heading to Cape Town, South Africa in the next couple weeks to volunteer for the African Institute of Mathematics and Sciences School Enrichment Centre (AIMSSEC). During my time in South Africa, I am aiding in the development… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 3: As A Woman In Malaysia…

I’ve encountered challenges as a woman in Malaysia that I wouldn’t have come across if I was the opposite sex. As an outspoken, confident and independent individual who grew up in Canada, these challenges, which Malaysian women overlook daily, hit… Continue Reading →

Alex Lloyd- Blog 4: One Adventure’s End is Another’s Beginning

Greetings earthlings! I imagine most people can relate to the bittersweet feeling of sitting in an airport, sharing space with thousands of hurried others, getting ready to return home from travels of some variety. Stressed out parents, conked out kids,… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 2: English as a Second Language

Kuala Lumpur skyline, 06/06/2017 Working with MSRI for the last month and a half has taught me so much about myself, and what the world has to offer. I cannot begin to imagine what experiences and challenges the next couple… Continue Reading →

Will Howling – Blog 2.5: 6 Quick Takeaways from Living in a Rural Indian Village

I’ve just returned to New Delhi from 3 weeks living in a rural Indian village called Namunda in the state of Haryana. I was living as part of a joint family (8 adults, 3 children, across 3 generations) in their… Continue Reading →

Will Howling – Blog 3: Awakening to the tangled web of child marriage in Haryana

My third blog entry also marks the completion of my third month in India. During these past three months I’ve been learning more and more about social issues in India, and the work happening at PRIA. I want to take… Continue Reading →

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