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Duncan Chalmers – Blog 6: Dear future intern

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Dear, future… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 6: Dear Future Interns…

Dear Future Interns, First off, congratulations. You are in for an experience of a life time! Living in a brand-new country while working with MSRI won’t be like anything you’ve ever experienced before. It will be scary, exciting, challenging, fun,… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 5: Afterthoughts and Reflections

My six months of working alongside MSRI have finally come to an end, and I can’t even begin to explain how valuable this experience has been, not only on a professional level, but also on a personal level. I’ve been… Continue Reading →

Rachel Barr – Blog 5: Lessons in Family.

I can’t leave India without writing about family. I am not just talking about nuclear family but aunties, uncles, cousins, and those people that I never fully figured out how they were related. One of my coworkers early on starting… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 4: the SPCA – Community engagement in action!

The Selangor SPCA is the largest and best run animal shelter in the state of Selangor, and arguably all of Malaysia and luckily, I live across the street from it. I started volunteering with the SPCA after work and on… Continue Reading →

Duncan Chalmers – Blog/Podcast 4: Pedagogy, Conversation, and Laughter.

Learning a new language is no easy feat. In fact, in many ways, it’s really quite the opposite. I have come to know this both from personal experience and from hearing the thoughts of some of my students here at… Continue Reading →

Rachel Barr – Blog 4: Menstruation, Periods, Mahina Aana, That time of month, Bleeding, Maasik Dharm

Menstruation, Periods, Mahina Aana, That time of month, Bleeding, Maasik Dharm A biological phenomenon which almost half the world’s population undergoes. Yet a word most don’t talk about in public and carries great shame for many. The number one selling… Continue Reading →

Rachel Barr – Blog 3: Disconnection and Resiliency

What you will see missing from this blog post, is data and statistics because the biggest lesson I learned while working and living up in Sonipat and Panipat was that those figures tell ten percent of the narrative. To do… Continue Reading →

Rachel Barr – Blog 2: Sweet Water Day

Hey all!! I am Rachel Barr, currently on a internship in India with CAPI. Recently I was lucky to be invited to a celebration called sweet water day. In my podcast, I have an informal discussion about positionality with two… Continue Reading →

Loreen Regnander – Blog 3: Anarchy! in… the heart of India?

I have struggled with figuring out the ways to express all that has been accumulating in my head over the past couple of months I’ve spent here in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. I struggled with my purpose, my project, my representation, my… Continue Reading →

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