Title: Jane in India (India)

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Back home, my final blog! - 14/Mar/2012 21:53 - 3551 days ago
I'm home!I've been back in Ireland for almost a month now.I wanted to write one final blog post, as I have come full circle and ...
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Om Namo Narayanaya - Yoga in Kerala - 28/Dec/2011 15:14 - 3628 days ago
From Amritsar I returned to Delhi for a few days, crashing with some of the Delhi volunteers. I ran the 6k Great Delhi Run with ...
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The Golden Temple - 25/Dec/2011 12:31 - 3631 days ago
the shimmering Golden Temple at sunsetAfter the silent meditation retreat my next stop was Amritsar, the home of the Golden Temp...
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Silence - 25/Nov/2011 06:37 - 3661 days ago
On Wednesday I emerged from silence after a 7-day silent meditation retreat in northern India. The retreat started on 16th Novem...
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Bye Bye Bhubaneswar - 13/Nov/2011 15:21 - 3673 days ago
I'm writing this from McLeod Ganj in north India. My year with VSO is over and I left Bhubaneswar yesterday morning and flew to ...
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Diwali: festival of lights - 27/Oct/2011 11:44 - 3690 days ago
Diwali - the festival of lights - is one of the biggest dates on the Indian calendar, like the Indian version of Christmas. Last...
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We Care Film Fest - 25/Oct/2011 04:46 - 3692 days ago
After Durga Puja week, it was all-go in the Aaina office with the final preparations for the 'We Care Film Fest' - a documentary...
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The Arrival of Durga Puja and My Brother! - 25/Oct/2011 03:30 - 3692 days ago
I'm well overdue a blog update, things have been pretty busy so the next few posts will be a catch up on the past month or so..D...
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Has anyone seen Pawan? - 15/Sep/2011 03:17 - 3732 days ago
That's a question that has been coming up a lot in the past few weeks. Our beloved Pawan, who lives in Bolangir (Bolang-where?),...
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Has anyone seen Pawan? - 14/Sep/2011 16:56 - 3733 days ago
That's a question that has been coming up a lot in the past few weeks. Our beloved Pawan, who lives in Bolangir (Bolang-where?),...
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Kittens in the Cabinet, Geckos in the Fridge - 11/Sep/2011 15:47 - 3736 days ago
There have been a couple of strange and saddening incidents involving animals recently in the Ravi Talkies residence.Incident #1...
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Happy Birthday Lord Ganesh! - 09/Sep/2011 16:37 - 3738 days ago
Just a brief post to say Happy Birthday to Lord Ganesh! Ganesh is the oh-so-popular elephant deity in Hindu religion. He is the ...
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Suicide or Honour Killing? - 06/Aug/2011 10:31 - 3772 days ago
A teenage girl died in Ganjam, Orissa last month. A story came out in the local paper that it was an "honour killing" (i.e. when...
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Death by Lightning&Superstition in Orissa this week - 02/Aug/2011 15:48 - 3776 days ago
Everyday during lunch, after my rice& dhal I hang at reception in the office and browse through the local Orissa edition of ...
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Rath Yatra Festival - 12/Jul/2011 17:46 - 3797 days ago
The weekend before last was Rath Yatra / Chariot festival in Puri. Lord Jagannath is one of the biggest Hindu Gods, and the most...
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To the Hills! - Darjeeling, Sikkim, Kalimpong - 20/Jun/2011 18:56 - 3819 days ago
Summer in Orissa is HOT. As in, up to 44°Chot. Plus a lot of humidity, which makes for a very sweaty existence. From May up to ...
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THE FIELD - 23/May/2011 17:47 - 3847 days ago
This month I got a taste of rural Orissa, on a visit to Aaina's project areas. My job with Aaina is Communications (the website,...
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Kama Sutra in Konark - 20/Apr/2011 19:04 - 3880 days ago
On Sunday I did a day trip to Konark to visit the Sun Temple, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Orissa. It was a hot day...
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Varanasi - 19/Apr/2011 17:28 - 3881 days ago
From Bodhgaya, via Gaya to the Holy City of Varanasi....Highlights:1. Witnessing a CREMATION at Manikarnika Ghat, which is an au...
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Buddha, Tofu and a man called Om - 19/Apr/2011 16:45 - 3881 days ago
At the end of March I had a 2-day VSO conference - the Programme Area Review for all the partner NGOs and volunteers working und...
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HAPPY HOLI - 12/Apr/2011 18:04 - 3888 days ago
20th of March was Holi, the Festival of Colours. The roots of the festival are about good overcoming evil. It's a Spring festiva...
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Sri Paddy's Day - 12/Apr/2011 17:44 - 3888 days ago
17th March was St. Patrick's Day and I was determined to spread some Irish cheer in India. I started the day with an Irish coffe...
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Indian Wedding - 11/Apr/2011 18:10 - 3889 days ago
Last month I got the chance to attend my first Indian wedding, something I've been wanting to do since I got here. Aunty (my lan...
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The Little Things - 09/Apr/2011 19:21 - 3891 days ago
After almost 5 months here in India I feel quite settled. But there are certain things about everyday life which are still a has...
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International Women's Day - 13/Mar/2011 15:43 - 3918 days ago
Last Tuesday, as well as being Pancake Tuesday, was International Women's Day, the 100th of its kind in fact. Women's Day is not...
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The Night of Shiva - 03/Mar/2011 15:18 - 3928 days ago
Yesterday was a holiday - Maha Shivaratri - an important date in the Hindu calendar for worshipping Lord Shiva.Lord ShivaIt was ...
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Census 2011: One Massive Headcount - 21/Feb/2011 16:15 - 3938 days ago
At the moment the Census 2011 is being carried out in India - a big job for a country with the 2nd largest population in the wor...
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Goddess of Knowledge - 09/Feb/2011 14:34 - 3950 days ago
Yesterday was Saraswati Puja - the day of worship for Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and the arts. So I went w...
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My Indian Crib - 02/Feb/2011 05:15 - 3957 days ago
Here's a little video tour of my home in Bhubaneswar, starting from the street outside. I'm sick at the moment (thanks to some s...
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A Cross between a Celebrity and a Circus Freak - 16/Jan/2011 17:56 - 3974 days ago
That pretty much sums me up here in Orissa. Apart from the other volunteers, I haven't come across many foreigners and I stand o...
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Happy Bunny Year! - 10/Jan/2011 16:37 - 3980 days ago
2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. According to some Googling I've just done, this means that a calm, placid year is in store, when...
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Christmas in India - 08/Jan/2011 06:52 - 3982 days ago
So, a little note about my festive season in India. This year was my first ever Christmas away from home (sob!). As much as I lo...
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We Can State Assembly - 29/Dec/2010 15:03 - 3992 days ago
Last week I was in Jharsuguda (western Orissa) for the 'We Can' State Change Makers Assembly.We Canis a campaign in South Asia t...
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My new job - 21/Dec/2010 06:06 - 4000 days ago
Work is good. I'm based in the main office, with about 10 employees in total. It will take some time to settle into the very dif...
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My new abode - 21/Dec/2010 05:37 - 4000 days ago
The other volunteers have been very welcoming and I'm sharing a house in the Old Town, with two girls from the Philippines. It's...
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Namaskar, Bhubaneswar! - 21/Dec/2010 05:14 - 4000 days ago
It was a long 24 hour journey on the Radjhani Express from Delhi. 2AC (one down from 1st class) was relatively comfortable with ...
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Delhi, Dal and the Taj Mahal - 05/Dec/2010 10:58 - 4016 days ago
Looking down on Old Delhi from the Spice MarketIt's my last day in Delhi before I leave for Orissa on a 24 hour train. I'm in an...
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Namaste from Delhi - 24/Nov/2010 08:39 - 4027 days ago
So I'm in Delhi! Arrived last Tuesday along with four other newbie volunteers. We're halfway through our 3 week“In-Country Ori...
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Bags for charity! - 28/Oct/2010 13:02 - 4054 days ago
I've had some cute bags made to help raise money for VSO! My friend Aoife created the design. The henna'd hands represent people...
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All that is not given is lost - 21/Oct/2010 13:19 - 4061 days ago
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So much to do, so little time.. - 29/Sep/2010 17:37 - 4083 days ago
Raatra thodee, songe faar.(Marathi)The countdown has begun...in just over 6 weeks, I'll (hopefully) be in Delhi in the midst of ...
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What you know is as big as the size of sand in your palm, what you do not know is as big as the size of the universe - 30/Aug/2010 18:21 - 4113 days ago
Katrathu Kaimann aLavu, kallathathu ulaga aLavuI have just completed my 4 day SKWID course (Skillsfor Working in Development) in...
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