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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Loreen Regnander – Blog 2.4: We Art United

Link: Blog 2.4 We Art United During a table conversation at a state Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) dinner with Govt officials, NGO leaders and Bureaucrats; one man, a Dean of a university in Haryana, in between discussing his views on… Continue Reading →

Loreen Regnander – Blog 2.3: City by night

A reflection of exploring Raipur one evening during Ganesh Chaturthi. What an absolutely fantastic night with some equally fantastic girls, exploring the Lord Ganeshas all over the city for the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, where neighbourhoods and communities all over… Continue Reading →

Loreen Regnander – Blog 2.2: Lost in the art of translation – Stories of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in Sunderkera

August 11, 2017 This report will discuss my visit to the village of Sundekera, where I met with various community leaders and frontline workers, where we spoke on the successes and failures of SBM in their village community. Sunderkera a… Continue Reading →

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