A Week Away: Opening our eyes

There is a social stigma connected to physically and mentally challenged children in the society. They are not included in the society, left out and are often not cared for. In India this gets even worse, apart from the child, the family also suffers when a child which such incapabilities or disorders is born. They […]

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A Week Away: Mules, Mountains and Me

“Chai! Chai!” came the call from Surender, one of the five guides (“bhaiya”) accompanying the Braadsaar expedition. The eleven residents slowly roused to the call for 6:30am tea. I sat up in my sleeping bag, slowly gathering up the courage to brave the frigid morning air. So began Day One of the Baradsaar expedition-a grueling […]

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A Week Away: Camel Safari in the Thar

This year, a group of 15 Grade 11 students signed up for a 4-day camel safari near the Golden City Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Because Jaisalmer is situated very close to the India-Pakistan border, the first part of this adventure was a long journey— during which we went from sitting in a bus on Tehri Road to […]

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Mr. Jeff goes to Bollywood

On the evening of July 28, a large group of students took a trip to the local Ritz Cinema in the Library Bazaar to watch the new film Raag Desh (2017). As they waited in the theatre lobby, a debut actor featuring in the movie walked through the entrance to the delighted screams of the […]

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