Title: Mark Takefman in Barmer (India)

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Argentina Miracle - 19/Feb/2011 13:05 - 4842 days ago
In 2002 I went to anInternational Association of National Youth Serviceconference in Buenos Aries dealing with national communit...
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This is the End - 04/Feb/2011 04:57 - 4857 days ago
As I quickly approach the end of my two year posting in Barmer, Rajasthan working at SURE I have been reflecting on what I was a...
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New Hindi Word - 19/Jan/2011 14:35 - 4873 days ago
2am, Jan 19, 2011, Barmer, RajasthanI just learnt a new Hindi word: BhukampIt means earthquake.5 minutes before my neighbou...
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Update: Leatherman Returned - 23/Dec/2010 07:34 - 4900 days ago
Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head…Went outside to find my Leatherman multi-tool on the floor of my front ...
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Of Language and Personality - 14/Dec/2010 12:35 - 4909 days ago
I was asked to give a one hour talk at the local boys college on language and personality. Ok, you can stop laughing.  The ...
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Snippets - 11/Dec/2010 03:06 - 4912 days ago
Sure has a vacuum cleaner. A simple canister type. But it wasn’t working, the plug needed to be rewired.  So I fixed ...
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Paul&Mark's October 2010 Quick Trip Specs - 08/Dec/2010 03:39 - 4915 days ago
   Time Period: August 27thto September 19th(Mark) and 24th(Paul)   Overall distance traveled:...
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The Long and Slow Road - 15/Nov/2010 08:43 - 4938 days ago
November 15, 2010I’m back in Barmer, Rajasthan. Asked by SURE to complete the work I was not able to continue six months a...
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July 26, 2010, Last day in Barmer - 28/Jul/2010 06:06 - 5048 days ago
I had already packed up my first four bags and left Barmer last June 15.  But I left behind another 5 bags that I returned ...
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10 - 12/Apr/2010 08:33 - 5155 days ago
I’ve been writing a lot about driving inIndia. I’ve also read a few other very funny accounts all along the same kin...
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Body Image - 06/Apr/2010 10:34 - 5161 days ago
I only have a small, head size mirror at my home. So when I recently stayed at a hotel in Udaipur with Vincent, where there was ...
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Links to Mt. Abu and Udaipur trip - 31/Mar/2010 05:41 - 5167 days ago
Mt.Abupictureshttp://picasaweb.google.ca/lh/sredir?uname=takefman&target=ALBUM&id=5454656996088801969&authkey=Gv1sRg...
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Mt. Abu, Udaipur and Birthdays - 28/Mar/2010 05:43 - 5170 days ago
I didn’t leave early in the morning toMt.Abuto catch the cooler air. But that was ok, the temperatures are getting hotter but ...
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NEW AND IMPROVED: Codes of Conduct in the West as Different from those in India - 26/Jan/2010 08:09 - 5231 days ago
ByMarkL.TakefmanWith thanks toMargaretR.Campbell, Louse Creber andMichaelRosenkrantzfor their contributionsThis guide is intende...
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Codes of Conduct in the West as Different from those in India - 23/Jan/2010 06:04 - 5234 days ago
ByMarkL.TakefmanWith thanks to Louse Creber andMichaelRosenkrantzfor their contributionsThis guide is intended for those Indians...
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Waiting At the Train Station - 14/Jan/2010 06:32 - 5243 days ago
I standing on the platform waiting for the train as I was returning home from Gurgaon, just south ofDelhiwhere I was meeting wit...
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Kullu Trip, Part Two: Delhi to Kullu and Manali - 22/Dec/2009 08:29 - 5266 days ago
Before I left for each section of my trip I studied various maps so that I would not have to stop to look at them on route. Gett...
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Kullu Trip, Part One: The Road to Delhi. - 02/Dec/2009 04:37 - 5286 days ago
7:45 am. I had waited outside my house in the dark, doors and gate locked for 15 minutes for a supposed group of staff who said ...
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Some Basic Concepts for Driving in India - 11/Nov/2009 06:18 - 5307 days ago
So you fancy yourself ready to drive the hi-ways, by-ways and no-ways ofIndia. Well let me tell you that it can be a very rewar...
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Chanchal - 25/Sep/2009 08:10 - 5354 days ago
Chanchal is a 33 year old woman, married toSudhirTailong. She has a beautiful 5 year old daughter Sabhya who comes over to the o...
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Attachments - 10/Sep/2009 08:46 - 5369 days ago
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Reflections - 09/Sep/2009 08:39 - 5370 days ago
There is always so much a parent wants to share with their children.  Some of these things are cleverly disguised lessons i...
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The Day I Saw the Prime Minster of India - 30/Aug/2009 05:12 - 5380 days ago
The afternoon before the day the PM was going to be in Barmer to dedicate the new Cairn oil well to the nation I did not have an...
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Update on my work - 27/Aug/2009 02:59 - 5383 days ago
During my two years at Avid Projects, I was honoured by my clients for the work I did for them in managing the construction of t...
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From Neil with love - 24/Aug/2009 08:58 - 5386 days ago
My brotherNeilwrote me:“Hi Mark, I love reading of your adventures and am envious as I have had many of my own having trav...
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Of Bikes and Biking - 23/Aug/2009 06:38 - 5387 days ago
Of Bikes and BikingsI was invited with Vishal to another Muslim wedding.  Vishal and I decided to go there on our own motor...
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Mobiles, Police and Illness - 14/Aug/2009 04:26 - 5396 days ago
Off off and awayThe volunteer conference was held at the Bundelkhand Hotel in Orchha this year.  Before I left Barmer to sp...
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Invitation to view Mark Takefman's Picasa Web Album - Bundelkhand - 11/Aug/2009 06:16 - 5399 days ago
Pictures from the VSOI conference in Orchha at the Bundelkhand Hotelhttp://picasaweb.google.ca/lh/sredir?uname=takefman&targ...
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Driving to Breakfast - 25/Jul/2009 08:39 - 5416 days ago
Driving inIndia, 101I wonder if I should even be writing about this to you.  I know after you read this you will kindly, an...
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Bulletin - 16/Jul/2009 02:41 - 5425 days ago
BulletinI went for my first ride on an Enfield Bullet (no I didn’t drive it). I was in Balotra at Vishal’s family ho...
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Binjrad Music - 06/Jul/2009 05:14 - 5435 days ago
Our monthly staff meeting is at a campus in the small hamlet of Binjrad. Several buildings on 5 acres of land about 70 kilo...
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Craig, Eggs and Eating - 22/Jun/2009 10:51 - 5449 days ago
CraigCraig Cameron is from Aberdeen, Scotland but he now lives with his wife Lisa and three children in Singapore.  He work...
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Rain and My Second Wedding - 20/Jun/2009 04:10 - 5451 days ago
RainIt came early this year.  And a lot of it. How much? Let’s just say I don’t live on a street anymore, it...
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Storms, Birds, Weather and Work - 17/Jun/2009 04:59 - 5454 days ago
STORMSI could hardly believe the storms we had last night, first it got dark really fast, and I could hear the kids in the stree...
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Parinda / Birds - 08/Jun/2009 03:06 - 5463 days ago
My house, like all the other houses in this neighbourhood, has an opening in the roof into a room below to let the heat out. The...
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View my Picasa Web Album - Children of India - 24/May/2009 07:04 - 5478 days ago
  Children of India Children of India23 May 2009byMark TakefmanView AlbumPlay slideshow  ...
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Camel Riding in the Desert - 22/May/2009 04:50 - 5480 days ago
Ok, it was not planned.  My friend Craig (from Aberdeen) and I were invited to the Chouhan’s“farm”. ...
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Web Album -माय न्यू Home - 19/May/2009 05:23 - 5483 days ago
माय न्यू Home6 May 2009byMark TakefmanView AlbumPlay slideshowIf you are having problems viewing this email, copy...
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Jaisalmer Fort - 13/May/2009 10:57 - 5489 days ago
Jaisalmer Fortis one of the largest of desert forts of the world. It is situated in Jaisalmer city in theIndian state of Rajasth...
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Shifting Times - 08/May/2009 04:18 - 5494 days ago
The don’t call it Moving Day here, it’s called Shifting.  Have you shifted your accommodation?I did.  A li...
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Water - 28/Apr/2009 04:36 - 5504 days ago
Water April 23 2009It was most disturbing today to see a man drinking water. It wasn’t just any water, he was a thin man, par...
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Accommodation and the Start - 23/Apr/2009 11:07 - 5509 days ago
Temporary Accommodation Number 3The first was the KK Hotel. The first night was like sleeping in an oven so I moved into an air ...
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Mohan and Accommodation - 23/Apr/2009 11:04 - 5509 days ago
Mohan (April 15, 2009)Mohan is from Singapore.  His parents were Indian and they left India before he was born.  ...
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First 1.5 hours in Barmer - 15/Apr/2009 05:53 - 5517 days ago
First 1.5 hours in Barmer, RajasthanNow I could say that I was picked up and put in a hotel because my accommodation wasn’...
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Farewell and Moving On - 15/Apr/2009 05:53 - 5517 days ago
THE ANU SONG EXPERIENCE.One day in Hindi class Joe and I decided to write a class song with Hindi words. So that evening we got ...
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Link to Last Week In Delhi Pictures - 09/Apr/2009 15:01 - 5523 days ago
Last Week In Delhihttp://picasaweb.google.ca/lh/sredir?uname=takefman&target=ALBUM&id=5322705101240392817&authkey=Gv...
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One More Thing April 4 - 04/Apr/2009 17:26 - 5528 days ago
Yesterday, the ISI receptionist Michael offered me the use of his motorcycle. At first I was a bit hesitant, should I really tak...
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Medical Issues April 4 - 04/Apr/2009 05:35 - 5528 days ago
This past week I’ve had exposure to a little bit of the medical community and it’s practices here in Delhi. My tooth...
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Links to India Pictures - 28/Mar/2009 13:14 - 5535 days ago
Arriving in Delhihttp://picasaweb.google.co.in/lh/sredir?uname=takefman&target=ALBUM&id=5313252333150672289&authkey=...
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Friday March 27 - 28/Mar/2009 12:22 - 5535 days ago
TGI Shookravaar. (Thank God It’s Friday)It was evening and I was up in my room with Joe when Michael came up telling us we...
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Tuesday March 24th - 25/Mar/2009 11:15 - 5538 days ago
A typical day:Mediation at 6am. Tai Chi around 7:00. Then breakfast on the roof of the ISI conference center.  An omelette ...
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March 22 - 22/Mar/2009 06:16 - 5541 days ago
A week of language classes with our teacher Anuji.“mera naam Mark hai” (My name is Mark.)Not bad for the first week!...
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March 15 2009 - 17/Mar/2009 07:34 - 5546 days ago
Sunday, a day offI got up early to meet up with vols Kate, Judith and Mary to go to an internet café that Kate liked. While sip...
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March 13, 2009 - 14/Mar/2009 03:43 - 5549 days ago
In IndiaGood News, my luggage arrived when I did. Going through Indian immigration was easy.Two wonderful smiling faces,&nb...
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Accepted! - 03/Feb/2009 19:58 - 5588 days ago
February 3, 2009So it’s now official, I’ve been accepted by the NGO in Barmer, Rajasthan to work with them.I’m going toInd...
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