Stories from the field

Author Sasha Mosky

Hello! My name is Sasha. I am a fourth year geography and environmental studies student at the University of Victoria. Right now, I am completing a six month internship in India with an NGO called PRIA. PRIA takes a participatory approach to research and development practice and I have been working alongside the sanitation team in Ajmer, Rajasthan. This blog is a reflection of my time spent living and learning in India.

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 →

Sasha Mosky – Blog 4: Self Care and the Politics of Yoga

One way I have taken care of my mental health in India is by avoiding placing expectations or judgement on unfamiliar practices or new experiences. In this, I have been open-minded to try new things, while also avoiding disappointment if… Continue Reading →

Sasha Mosky – Blog 2: A bag for you bag? Reflections on waste and resource in Delhi.

Becoming familiar with a new place involves learning about new cultures, trying new food, and becoming familiar with a new locality. For me, getting to know a new place also involves an understanding of how actions indirectly or directly intersect… Continue Reading →

Sasha Mosky – Blog 3: A Taxing Situation: A look at on the ground responses to India’s most significant tax reform

On July 1st, 2017 India consolidated various state and central government taxes into a singular, nation-wide tax. Goods and Service Tax (GST) was introduced across India with the aim of improving economic conditions across the country. It is the biggest… Continue Reading →

Sasha Mosky – Blog 1: Introductions

My name is Sasha and I am a fourth year student at the University of Victoria. I am recording this podcast with Luc Nadeau, a fellow intern in preperation from my internship with PRIA in India. 

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