Title: Sustainable Dignity (India)

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Worldwide VSO Network - 07/Sep/2011 07:53 - 3740 days ago
Gina writes:There have been many times in the past few years when I've realized what a great thing it is that VSO places volunte...
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Ganesh Puja - 02/Sep/2011 09:06 - 3745 days ago
Gina writes:Yesterday was a holiday to honor Ganesh, the elephant-headed god of knowledge and remover of obstacles. He's one of ...
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My Latest Project - 30/Aug/2011 10:16 - 3748 days ago
Corey writesI've just passed a milestone in the "main" project I've been working on during the second year of my placement. But ...
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Homeward Bound - 25/Aug/2011 10:40 - 3753 days ago
Gina writes:In 3 months, we’ll be sitting down to an amazing turkey dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving… with our families… i...
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Crafting the Night Away - 22/Aug/2011 11:27 - 3756 days ago
Gina writes:Contrary to what you might think, we havea lotof free time here. That means that I've had the opportunity to do lots...
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It's Raining Dogs and Dogs! - 16/Aug/2011 09:28 - 3762 days ago
Gina writes:Nothing much going on here lately, so here are some random tidbits from the past few weeks.DogsFromprevious entries,...
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Attitudes and Experiences - 10/Aug/2011 11:39 - 3768 days ago
Gina writes:The idea that I want to write about today is difficult to put down in words but I'll try my best, since it's somethi...
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Smelhi Delhi - 04/Aug/2011 09:59 - 3774 days ago
Gina writes:Last week, Corey and I were both in Delhi for 4 days to attend a VSO meeting. Here is a smattering of thoughts about...
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The Taj Mahal - 01/Aug/2011 15:45 - 3777 days ago
Corey writes:Gina and I have been looking for an opportunity to tick off a big box on our“Things to do in India” list: see t...
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Green Gina (and Corey) - 27/Jul/2011 11:15 - 3782 days ago
Gina writes:In thinking about how my time in India has changed me, one significant change that comes to mind is a whole-hearted ...
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Shame on You, Funders - 20/Jul/2011 10:22 - 3789 days ago
Gina writes:Frustration has been building regarding this issue and it's time for a rant about it. I'll try to be sensitive and h...
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Capacity-building - 14/Jul/2011 11:14 - 3795 days ago
Gina writes:Multiple choice quiz: What does capacity-building mean?I have no clue, but I use it all the time because I work in d...
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What Is America Like? - 08/Jul/2011 11:05 - 3801 days ago
Gina writes:Indians ask us about the U.S. pretty regularly. What is the climate like? Is there rice in America? America doesn't ...
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Jagganath Visits His Auntie - 04/Jul/2011 09:13 - 3805 days ago
Gina writes:Yesterday was a big holiday for Koraput. The main temple here honors the deity Jagganath and his big day is at this ...
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Sweating in a Sari in Sambalpur - 28/Jun/2011 08:44 - 3811 days ago
Gina writes:Last Thursday and Friday, we were outside of Koraput to attend our friend's sister's wedding in Sambalpur, another d...
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Bugger Off, Pests - 22/Jun/2011 11:38 - 3817 days ago
Gina writes:A few insignificant events in the past few weeks have caused Corey and I to say more than a few times, "We wouldn't ...
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Paddy Means Rice - 16/Jun/2011 12:31 - 3823 days ago
Gina writes:Every work day, I walk 1/2 mile to and from the office. One part of the walk is through a series of paddy (rice) fie...
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What I've Been Up To - 09/Jun/2011 11:13 - 3830 days ago
Corey writes:It’s been a while since I did asummary work postso I want to update everyone on what I’ve been doing. The serve...
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Our Colorful Neighborhood - 06/Jun/2011 07:04 - 3833 days ago
Gina writes:For the past 2 weeks, 5 or so workers have been laboring every day to paint the outside of our house. With rainy sea...
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Being a VSO Couple - 30/May/2011 08:57 - 3840 days ago
Corey writes:Today is our 2nd anniversary. We’ve been married in India longer than we’ve been married outside of India! I th...
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Namaskar...Again - 25/May/2011 07:40 - 3845 days ago
Gina writes:Inthis entrymore than a year ago, we discussed our Oriya lessons. Our neighbor and friend Binu was coming over once ...
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The Wedding Trifecta - 20/May/2011 06:49 - 3850 days ago
Gina writes:On Tuesday, we went to the wedding of our friend Masi. We've already blogged about weddings three times (here,here, ...
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Land Titles for Khajuriput - 16/May/2011 11:02 - 3854 days ago
Gina writes:Last week, I spent 3 days working in a rural area about 3 hours away from Koraput town. Our "home base" for the trip...
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Tribute to Mom for Mother's Day - 06/May/2011 08:33 - 3864 days ago
Gina writes:Mom,You sometimes remark about how different we are, but I think you're wrong. The manifestation of our values is di...
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Sunday Picnic - 03/May/2011 12:11 - 3867 days ago
Corey writes:This past Sunday, Gina forced me out of my normal rut (playing video games) to go on adventure to the Upper Kolab d...
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No Easter Bunny in India - 27/Apr/2011 11:27 - 3873 days ago
Gina wites:Awhile ago, our friend Prakash asked us to accompany him to his mother's grave for Easter. Of course we said yes. Of ...
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We So Lucky - 21/Apr/2011 12:09 - 3879 days ago
Gina writes:In mylast post, I mentioned that when we were offered placements, we didn't know enough about the volunteer experien...
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How Did We Get Here? - 14/Apr/2011 11:19 - 3886 days ago
Gina writes:More than 3 years ago, Corey and I started talking about working outside of the U.S. after graduating from business ...
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Jalaput Field Office - Weekend Visit - 12/Apr/2011 12:13 - 3888 days ago
Gina writes:Over the weekend, I stayed in another part of Koraput district, at one of SPREAD's field offices, in Jalaput. The pl...
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Cricket - 07/Apr/2011 10:52 - 3893 days ago
Corey writes:Since most of our readers are from the U.S., I’m going to go ahead and assume that your knowledge of the game of ...
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GPS and GIS with Gina - 05/Apr/2011 11:41 - 3895 days ago
Gina writes:Though our last three posts have been about another vacation, we've actually been back at work in Koraput, working h...
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Friends Visit India: Guest Post 1 - 01/Apr/2011 17:10 - 3899 days ago
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Friends Visit India Part 2: Koraput and Puri - 29/Mar/2011 06:06 - 3902 days ago
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Friends Visit India Part 1: Mumbai - 25/Mar/2011 12:00 - 3906 days ago
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"Marketing" in Koraput - 16/Mar/2011 18:51 - 3915 days ago
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Street Food is Awesome! - 09/Mar/2011 14:19 - 3922 days ago
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Kerala - Day 4 - 03/Mar/2011 14:13 - 3928 days ago
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Kerala Day 3 a.k.a. Baby Elephant Day - 28/Feb/2011 11:27 - 3931 days ago
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Kerala - Day 2 - 24/Feb/2011 06:14 - 3935 days ago
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Kerala - General Impressions and Day 1 - 22/Feb/2011 11:23 - 3937 days ago
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NGO-IDEAs Part II - 15/Feb/2011 16:31 - 3944 days ago
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Another Hindu Wedding - 10/Feb/2011 11:18 - 3949 days ago
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Compendium of Snaps III - 04/Feb/2011 07:45 - 3955 days ago
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Cashews Are Not Nuts - 01/Feb/2011 09:39 - 3958 days ago
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Cooking Lesson: Aloo Ghobi (Potato Cauliflower Curry) - 27/Jan/2011 10:22 - 3963 days ago
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Parab 2010 - 19/Jan/2011 13:09 - 3971 days ago
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Parents Visit India: Wrap-up Post - 13/Jan/2011 11:33 - 3977 days ago
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Parents Visit India: Guest Post #2 - 10/Jan/2011 05:57 - 3980 days ago
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Parents Visit India: Guest Post #1 - 04/Jan/2011 11:42 - 3986 days ago
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Hotels - 31/Dec/2010 06:19 - 3990 days ago
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Public Distribution System (PDS) - Public Hearing - 28/Dec/2010 07:12 - 3993 days ago
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Baby, It's Cold Inside! - 22/Dec/2010 06:54 - 3999 days ago
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Christmas Decorations - 15/Dec/2010 10:14 - 4006 days ago
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A Night at the Koraput Opera - 08/Dec/2010 15:03 - 4013 days ago
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Dhemsa Dance Competition - 03/Dec/2010 10:33 - 4018 days ago
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Araku Valley - 01/Dec/2010 10:53 - 4020 days ago
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Compendium of Snaps 2 - 24/Nov/2010 07:23 - 4027 days ago
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Indian Takeout - 19/Nov/2010 11:22 - 4032 days ago
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Gina's New Job - 16/Nov/2010 13:37 - 4035 days ago
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One Year Left - 11/Nov/2010 10:16 - 4040 days ago
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Diwali, the Festival of Lights - 08/Nov/2010 10:20 - 4043 days ago
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Visa Odyssey - 05/Nov/2010 02:22 - 4046 days ago
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How to Get Your Nose Pierced in India - 02/Nov/2010 10:39 - 4049 days ago
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Adventures in Eating - 28/Oct/2010 17:15 - 4054 days ago
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100 Posts!!! - 25/Oct/2010 12:56 - 4057 days ago
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Dussehra Staycation - 20/Oct/2010 12:41 - 4062 days ago
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Water - 15/Oct/2010 03:30 - 4067 days ago
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Yes, Mom, We Went to Church! - 11/Oct/2010 11:11 - 4071 days ago
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Meat - 08/Oct/2010 17:03 - 4074 days ago
Corey writes:Meat is important here in Koraput. One of the most common questions we get is "Do you take non-veg (meat)? What is ...
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I Quit - 05/Oct/2010 13:59 - 4077 days ago
Gina writes:I have a set of rules for how to succeed as a woman in the workplace (in India or in the U.S. or anywhere). The firs...
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My Side of the Story - 01/Oct/2010 06:20 - 4081 days ago
Corey writes:As you know, last week we had our first guests from the U.S. It was a really good experience for us, because we got...
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Guest Blog #2: 100% Indian - 27/Sep/2010 05:23 - 4085 days ago
This post was contributed by Brett, husband to Lindy (Corey's sister).Brett writes:Continued recap of Lindy and Brett’s time i...
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Guest Blog #1: An American in India - 23/Sep/2010 17:31 - 4089 days ago
This week, Corey's sister and her husband are visiting from Pittsburgh. Since his sister (Lindy) is an emerging novelist, we tho...
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ICO Workshop in Delhi - 17/Sep/2010 10:03 - 4095 days ago
Corey writes:As Gina mentioned, I was in Delhi this week for a workshop to improve the training that new VSO volunteers receive ...
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Gopalpur - 14/Sep/2010 10:38 - 4098 days ago
Gina writes:This week, Corey is in Delhi to do some work at the VSO office. I was planning to go with him, since he'd traveled t...
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Superstitions - 10/Sep/2010 10:59 - 4102 days ago
Corey writes:India is a superstitious country. The U.S. is not. Since moving here we've been exposed to lots (and lots) of super...
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How to Be a Good Guest - 07/Sep/2010 13:01 - 4105 days ago
Gina writes:We've been invited to friends' houses on about 10 occasions since we came here 10 months ago (10 months! can you bel...
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Indian Cinema - 03/Sep/2010 07:55 - 4109 days ago
Corey writes:On Tuesday two things happened: (1) there was a district-wide strike (no work!) and (2) I saw my first Indian movie...
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A Visit to the Hospital - 31/Aug/2010 09:34 - 4112 days ago
Gina writes:Here's a sad and frustrating story of a good friends of ours.One of our neighbors, Binu, has become a good friend he...
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Compendium of Snaps - 27/Aug/2010 05:51 - 4116 days ago
Gina writes:Some of our photos (or "snaps" as they say here) from recent months that didn't make the cut to merit individual blo...
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Rakhi - 24/Aug/2010 11:06 - 4119 days ago
Corey writes:Today was the festival of Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi in India.From Wikipedia:The festival is marked by the tying of a ...
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Puducherry Part Deux (Reviews) - 20/Aug/2010 08:39 - 4123 days ago
Gina writes:Sorry for the length, folks. These reviews are mostly meant for others considering or planning a visit to Pondicherr...
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Puducherry - Part Un - 17/Aug/2010 15:32 - 4126 days ago
Corey writes:Gina and I traveled toPuducherry(nee Pondicherry) last week for fun. It was the first vacation we've taken sincePur...
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It's the Little Things - 12/Aug/2010 08:30 - 4131 days ago
Gina writes:A few weeks ago, Corey and I were watching a movie on his computer. One of the characters was walking down the cerea...
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Happy Birthday to Me - 09/Aug/2010 10:54 - 4134 days ago
Corey writes:Yesterday Isipped Bacardi like it's my birthday, because it was. Twenty-nine. On the verge. Last chance for a nose ...
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The Rainy Season - 06/Aug/2010 11:57 - 4137 days ago
Corey writes:Today I'll be discussing the rainy season. We knew going in that India had a rainy season, and that it would be wet...
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Street Encounters - 03/Aug/2010 14:15 - 4140 days ago
Gina writes:Today's post is an entry compiling a few funny things that have happened over the past few months involve encounters...
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Electricity - 30/Jul/2010 17:33 - 4144 days ago
Corey writes:Electricity. Power. Franklin's magic kite juice. LikeJoni Mitchell says, you don't know what you got till it's gone...
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Fitness in India - 27/Jul/2010 13:31 - 4147 days ago
Gina writes:Over the last 4 years or so, Corey and I have made conscious effort to balance the sedentary nature of our office jo...
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Village Visit: Kadamguda - 22/Jul/2010 04:31 - 4152 days ago
Corey writes:On Tuesday I visited Kadamguda to start applying the tools I learned at theNGO-IDEAs workshopa few weeks ago. For o...
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This one's for the dudes - 19/Jul/2010 12:09 - 4155 days ago
Corey writes:One of the interesting things about living in a culture other than the one you grew up in is you find out how your ...
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Ratha Yatra - 14/Jul/2010 05:27 - 4160 days ago
Corey writes:Yesterday was a major Hindu holiday here in India,Ratha Yatra(Car Festival). However, this car festival is a little...
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Birthday #1 - 09/Jul/2010 10:57 - 4165 days ago
Gina writes:Yesterday was my birthday...according to the English/Gregorian calendar. If I were a Hindu, I'd celebrate according ...
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NGO-IDEAs Workshop - 06/Jul/2010 07:45 - 4168 days ago
Corey writes:Where have I been for the past week, you ask? I'm glad you asked, since that's what I plan on talking about. About...
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Village Visits - Reproductive Health Rights - 02/Jul/2010 11:48 - 4172 days ago
Gina writes:This past Monday and Tuesday, I went to the field, to document work being done in 3 villages.The two villages that w...
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Deomali, the Top of Orissa - 28/Jun/2010 16:59 - 4176 days ago
Gina writes:Deomali is on the list of "tourist destinations" of Koraput district. It's the highest point in the state of Orissa....
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Being a Woman in India - 24/Jun/2010 13:37 - 4180 days ago
A few friends and family members have commented on the difficulties I must be facing as a woman in India. I thought my response ...
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Coffee - 21/Jun/2010 14:07 - 4183 days ago
Corey writes:I love coffee. I am a coffee snob in training. One of the things I miss about home is going down tothe Strip Dist...
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Fellow Volunteers Visit Koraput - 16/Jun/2010 10:46 - 4188 days ago
Gina writes:This past weekend, seven volunteers from other parts of the state came to Koraput. Combined with the four Koraput-ba...
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Indian English - 11/Jun/2010 08:46 - 4193 days ago
Corey writes:One of the amusing things we've found in our placement is the English phrases that are used here. Since English is...
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Marriage Paraphernalia - 08/Jun/2010 09:29 - 4196 days ago
Gina writes:Last week, for our anniversary party at work, I realized that I was wearing all of the jewelry and adornments that I...
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1 Year + 1 Day - 31/May/2010 12:07 - 4204 days ago
Corey writes:Yesterday was our first wedding anniversary. Gina and I decided to make a big deal of it because it gave us somethi...
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Communicating SOVA to the World - 28/May/2010 11:36 - 4207 days ago
Gina writes:To be honest, I'm not that interested in writing this entry today, because I'm busy doing some things that actually ...
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Motivation - 25/May/2010 11:53 - 4210 days ago
Corey writes:As Gina mentioned inher six month review, there are some things that are starting to bother us, which we were expec...
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This One's For You, Sophie - 21/May/2010 10:05 - 4214 days ago
Gina writes:Dear Sophie,I miss you. I miss cuddling with you in bed and on the couch. I miss seeing your tail wag so hard your b...
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There's No Place Like Home - 18/May/2010 04:50 - 4217 days ago
Corey writes:As Gina said in her previous entry, I've been away from home since May 5th. I've been traveling to attend a regiona...
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Come Back Soon, Baby! - 14/May/2010 11:36 - 4221 days ago
Gina writes:Nothing too exciting has happened in the past week. In fact, I've been bored out of my mind! Corey is gone for two w...
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Six Months Down, Eighteen to Go! - 10/May/2010 06:21 - 4225 days ago
As of today, we've been in India for six months! A good time for reflection. I have a lot of thoughts bouncing around my head ab...
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Booze - 05/May/2010 07:16 - 4230 days ago
Corey writes:This post is about booze and/or hooch. Here in India, and in rural India especially, drinking alcohol is frowned o...
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Mina Bazaar (a.k.a. Koraput County Fair) - 01/May/2010 07:35 - 4234 days ago
Corey writes:About two months ago, the fair came to town. That's right, a good ole-fashioned county fair. Everyone at work was...
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One Moped, Four Feet, Endless Patience - 28/Apr/2010 11:51 - 4237 days ago
Gina writes:We live about 3 km (1.8 miles) from the office. That's too far to walk, especially during the hotter months (right n...
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What a Week! - 23/Apr/2010 09:57 - 4242 days ago
Corey writes:SundayWe got up at 8:00am, got ready and went to work. Yay! Sunday was the first day of our new training program ...
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Visit to Bandhiaguda - 21/Apr/2010 10:49 - 4244 days ago
Gina writes:Yesterday's day in the office began like any other. I checked my email, checked for Facebook updates (I know, I know...
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Oriya New Year - 16/Apr/2010 11:46 - 4249 days ago
Corey writes:As Gina mentioned in her previous entry, we had the day off on Wednesday. It was the Oriya New Year and also Lord ...
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...and the Adventure Continues... - 13/Apr/2010 10:24 - 4252 days ago
Gina writes:In February and March, we were traveling a lot--for work out to thefield, for pleasure toSoradawith Siba, for VSO an...
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Another work post - 08/Apr/2010 09:19 - 4257 days ago
Corey writes:My work here at SOVA has been picking up over the last couple weeks since we purchased a server computer (after 4 m...
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Fighting Poverty - A Comic Matter? - 03/Apr/2010 11:01 - 4262 days ago
Gina writes:The SOVA office has two buildings. One building holds the staff offices. In the other building, the canteen is on th...
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Annals of Indian Medicine - 01/Apr/2010 10:21 - 4264 days ago
Corey writes:This past Friday, Gina and I invited a couple work friends, Mishra and Soumya, over to our place. Mishra just star...
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Pickanick Basket Lunch - 26/Mar/2010 09:51 - 4270 days ago
Corey writes:From the "ancient history" files, here's a neat thing that Gina and I did a while back. We decided to have a nice ...
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The Perils of Saying Yes - 23/Mar/2010 10:10 - 4273 days ago
Gina writes:About six weeks ago, we visited our coworker's family in Jeypore, just 1 hour west of Koraput. During the visit, we ...
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Puri-laxation - 19/Mar/2010 09:17 - 4277 days ago
Gina writes:Part two of our Puri vacation was better thanpart one, so I'm glad I get to write about it!Day 1- The day started of...
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VSO Conference - 15/Mar/2010 09:27 - 4281 days ago
Corey writes:So this past week, Gina and I were on the road again, this time traveling toPurifor a VSO Conference. Puri is on t...
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Rockstars of Sorada - 05/Mar/2010 07:38 - 4291 days ago
Gina writes:We just got back from our first vacation while here in India! You might think that our whole trip so far has been on...
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Corey and Gina's Big Adventure - Part 2 - 26/Feb/2010 06:39 - 4298 days ago
Gina writes:Following up Corey's post about our day out and about, I'll write about our visit to the hospital and our visit to K...
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Corey and Gina's Big Adventure - 24/Feb/2010 10:36 - 4300 days ago
Corey writes:Having a guest in our house for a couple weeks has introduced some adventure into our lives. (That's right, our li...
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Indian Wedding - 20/Feb/2010 09:03 - 4304 days ago
Corey writes:Yesterday Gina and I attended our first Indian wedding! We first got wind of a wedding in the works about a week a...
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"We just need some education..." - 18/Feb/2010 07:57 - 4306 days ago
Gina writes:For the next two weeks, we have a visitor and a roommate! Annie is from the U.K. and has been fundraising for SOVA f...
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Would you like fries with that? - 15/Feb/2010 05:32 - 4309 days ago
Corey writes:First, a big "Thank You" to for all the helpful suggestions on what to cook for our Indian friends yesterday.A reca...
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Reader Input Needed - 08/Feb/2010 06:04 - 4316 days ago
Gina writes:Next Sunday (February 14), we're having some co-workers over for lunch. We're planning to cook a variety of American...
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Namaskar! - 06/Feb/2010 06:59 - 4318 days ago
Corey writes:So this week the old lady and I started our official Oriya tutelage, with the help of our neighbor and friend, Binu...
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Behind the Video Camera - 02/Feb/2010 11:17 - 4322 days ago
Gina writes:A few Saturdays ago (January 23), I joined about 20 other SOVA staff in a nearby village of Koraput for a full-day h...
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Lunch - 30/Jan/2010 06:41 - 4325 days ago
Corey writes:One of the things we've been loving here at SOVA is the fact that we get a fresh, hot, healthy lunch every day from...
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Just Goin' With the Flow - 27/Jan/2010 09:06 - 4328 days ago
Gina writes:Just as we thought we had figured out some of the nuances of India, we experienced a string of unexpected events.On ...
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Masala Chai - 21/Jan/2010 09:29 - 4334 days ago
Corey writes:To fulfill the promise from last week: here is a recipe formasala chai. If you practice this recipe, you might bec...
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Visiting Nua Kerenga - 20/Jan/2010 11:35 - 4335 days ago
Gina writes:Last Saturday, Corey and I finally had the chance to go out to the field. We hadn't yet been able to see SOVA's work...
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Roti - 18/Jan/2010 04:16 - 4337 days ago
Corey writes:Here's a quick and easy flatbread that is eaten every day in the north of India. I make it once or twice a week. ...
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Bad Moon Rising - 15/Jan/2010 09:46 - 4340 days ago
Corey writes:Today I had planned to share recipes for amazing Indian roti and even more amazinger chai, but, like many things in...
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Cheese and Beef and Oreos...Oh My! - 12/Jan/2010 06:01 - 4343 days ago
Gina writes:Living in tiny Koraput limits our access to products and foods that we're used to having in the U.S. Demand and abil...
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Workin' On the Railroad - 09/Jan/2010 10:44 - 4346 days ago
Corey writes:We've just passed the first month mark of living here in K-put, so now we're starting to focus on the real reason w...
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Welcome to Our Home - 05/Jan/2010 16:00 - 4350 days ago
Gina writes:We've been working hard to set up our house. The furniture and appliances were there when we moved in, but we've bee...
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New Year, Indian Style - 02/Jan/2010 09:48 - 4353 days ago
Gina writes:Imagine spending New Year's Eve in Koraput!New Year's Eve6 p.m. - You go shopping for gifts for co-workers, since yo...
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Koraput Map - 31/Dec/2009 11:06 - 4355 days ago
Here's a mapwith some of the landmarks in Koraput. We'll continue to update it as we go along!...
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Koraput Kristmas - 29/Dec/2009 10:45 - 4357 days ago
Corey writes:It's been a little while since our last post, but just like in the U.S., our week last week revolved around the pla...
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Food, Glorious Food! - 23/Dec/2009 05:32 - 4363 days ago
Corey writes:A couple thoughts about food and cooking here in K-put:All of the food we buy here is organic and local, but not be...
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Status Check - 19/Dec/2009 11:40 - 4367 days ago
Corey writes:Six weeks in...As I write this, I am looking out the front door of my new workplace, watching a row of tribal women...
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Sunday Market Extravaganza - 15/Dec/2009 03:54 - 4371 days ago
Gina writes:In Koraput, we work six days a week, so we're definitely going to learn to make the most of our Sundays. Here is wha...
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First Week in K-Put - 10/Dec/2009 07:48 - 4376 days ago
Corey writes:As you heard from Gina last time, we've finally arrived in Koraput! Two SOVA staff members picked us up from the t...
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Pittsburgh to Koraput by Plane, Train, and Automobile - 08/Dec/2009 09:43 - 4378 days ago
Gina writes:Finally, finally, finally, we are in the town that we are to call home for the next two years! Since we left Pittsbu...
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VSO India Strategy Workshop - 30/Nov/2009 14:58 - 4386 days ago
Corey writes:This past week, Gina and I went to a Strategy Workshop for VSO India. It was held at ahotel in Gurgaon, which is a...
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Old Delhi - 27/Nov/2009 08:37 - 4389 days ago
Gina writes:Last Saturday, VSO treated the entire group to a trip to Old Delhi. Old Delhi is the“original” part of Delhi, fo...
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TND: Nizamuddin Dargah - 22/Nov/2009 05:03 - 4394 days ago
Corey writes:On Thursday, Gina and I, along with a group of our fellow vols made a trip toNizamuddin (Neez-aah-moo-deen) Dargaht...
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Salwar Kameez Pleez - 20/Nov/2009 13:44 - 4396 days ago
Gina writes:This entry is a little late, but we've been really busy this week in classes, exploring Delhi, and spending time wit...
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Prices - 15/Nov/2009 10:09 - 4401 days ago
Corey Writes:This is the first of my "this is how things are different in India" series. Let me preface this by saying that we'...
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Delhi Driving - 14/Nov/2009 06:06 - 4402 days ago
Gina writes:One of my favorite cultural experiences so far in Delhi has been experiencing the craziness of riding a rickshaw (or...
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First Impressions - 11/Nov/2009 02:20 - 4405 days ago
Gina writes:We are here in Delhi, safe and sound! 28 hours after saying our final good-byes in the Detroit airport, we were reli...
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26 Hours - 02/Nov/2009 21:25 - 4414 days ago
Corey writes:We've got our visas! After an early setback with our visa applications, we got it right the second time around. And...
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Our Home in India - 15/Oct/2009 21:11 - 4432 days ago
Gina writes:I've been communicating with some Brits and an American who are currently in Koraput. They've been so helpful, recom...
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Fundraising - 08/Oct/2009 13:59 - 4439 days ago
There are many ways to make a difference in the fight to alleviate poverty. Although our desire is to make a difference by worki...
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About Our Work - 07/Oct/2009 15:41 - 4440 days ago
From November 2009 to November 2011, we will be working in India.The OrganizationsSince its founding in 1958, more than 43,000Vo...
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Last Meals - 23/Sep/2009 17:03 - 4454 days ago
Corey says:Gina and I are planning our last tastes of Pittsburgh. Here's the list so far. Where else should we go? Put your s...
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The Wait Is Over - 14/Aug/2009 19:06 - 4494 days ago
Corey writes:We're off to seethe wizardKoraput! After talking about it for a year-and-a-half, and working with VSO since last N...
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Must be patient, must be patient - 30/Jul/2009 13:42 - 4509 days ago
Gina writes:Our first placement offer came from VSO on April 20. It was in India and was a great match to our skills. The placem...
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PFC Training - 22/Jul/2009 16:17 - 4517 days ago
Gina writes:PFC (Preparing for Change) training was this past weekend in Ottawa. Given the sub-zero temperatures during our asse...
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