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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 →

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 →

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