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Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 2: Expressions of Environmental Activism

It’s hard to believe that I have already been in India for a month!  In my first blog post from the field, I thought I would provide an introduction to two of the various initiatives that The Other Media (TOM) is… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 2: The art of letting go

Since mid-May, I have been living in New Delhi, India working with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) as an intern. It’s hard to believe a whole month has passed; I can easily imagine that 5 months from… Continue Reading →

Supriya Routh – Blog 1: Of Groceries and Discounts

The Indian-Canadian stand-up comedian Russell Peters once suggested to his North American audience that unless they visit India each of their five senses would never have been fully utilized. Although he did not mean this sermon as praise, once I… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 1: Here we go!

In preparing for our upcoming departure, my fellow CAPI intern Alanya sat down to chat briefly with me about my upcoming placement working with PRIA in India. We just finished up a week of pre-departure training with CAPI, which has… Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 1: Ready to Go

To concluded pre-departure training in Victoria, we’ve recorded introductory interviews about our upcoming internships.  Check out my interview with Charlotte to learn more about my internship this summer in Chennai, India.

Will Howling – Blog 6: Parting thoughts

With my feet firmly planted on Canadian soil once again, it is time for me to look back on the past 7-or-so months. My return to this vast mostly-frozen nation coincided with Christmas, a time to reunite with friends and… Continue Reading →

Sasha Mosky – Blog 5: Reflections on Celebration

Starting mid-August, I would regularly hear my Indian friends discuss upcoming Hindu festivals. This is because the last few months of my stay in India were known as “festival season”. Hinduism is an incredibly diverse religion so I was always… 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 →

Will Howling – Blog 5: Photography and Mindfulness (updated)

Here’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while; an idea that was further crystallized by a conversation I had with a colleague on our commute home one day in September. I was asked why I hadn’t posted any pictures… Continue Reading →

Will Howling – Blog 4: Corporate Social Responsibility in India

When I take an uberPOOL (shared taxi) in India I try to sit in the front passenger seat. There’s more legroom, I can aim the AC vents directly into my face, and I can generally avoid having to interact with… Continue Reading →

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