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Rachel Barr – Blog 6: To all the future interns out there!!!

Dear future intern, When you first tell people that you are beginning a journey and heading off to India on a CAPI internship, there will be an eclectic mixture of responses. It will go something like this, “wow what a… Continue Reading →

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 6: Reflections & Strategies: Thinking about my time in India

  Over the holidays, I was asked countless times about how my “trip” to India was. I found this question hard to answer as my short, polite response did not feel adequate to encapsulate the complexities of my internship experience…. 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 →

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 →

Will Howling – Blog 2: Two Hours in Titana, or “Skin Color in India”

Saturday, June 10th, marked nearly a month of living and working in India for me. It also marked one of the most interesting and peculiar days of my life so far. Until then I had been spending almost all of… Continue Reading →

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