Bangalore day 19

Thursday 20th August. Today I sat with nothing to do again all day. The newspaper world in India is clearly more relaxing with no one worrying about deadlines. Eventually at 3.30 after sitting for 6 hours with no work I was given a story on nude yoga. Yes a great topic of conversation in India [...]

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Ready for an acid attack?

Published Thursday August 20th It all began one sleepless night when DJ Robert Babicz, also known as Rob Acid, sat down on his commodore and started creating music. Catch him live this weekend. Robert Babicz or ‘Rob Acid’ as has been called is due to perform in Bangalore next Sunday for the first time. As [...]

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Bangalore day 18

Today was yet another boring day at the office where I sat for 8 hours and was given no work to do. Thankfully i had my laptop with me so started on a story about deaf education in India versus Ireland. It was easy enough to find sources and speaking to teachers at SKID I [...]

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Bangalore day 17

Tuesday 18th August Today I managed to work the phone in work for the first time. After trying and trying for the previous weeks it never ever worked it just talked to me. The other intern in his 4 weeks never figured it out either. I had to contact DJ Rob acid for an interview. [...]

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Mridula Koshy on her latest book, her inspirations and her lifestyle.

 Mridula Koshy this week launched her collection of short stories “If it is sweet”. The Delhi-based author focused on the challenges in life explaining different lifestyles and the struggles they bring. The book is centered on Delhi but also visits Oregon’s Klamath Falls and Los Angeles Sunset Boulevard. Included in the stories are characters from [...]

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Bangalore day 16

Monday August 17 Today we went for dinner with Asha (the coordinator) at AJ international hotel. The purpose of this dinner was for us to meet the new volunteers. The meal was lovely and a lot nicer than the place we were brought on our first day. After that we headed to commercial street as [...]

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Bangalore day 15

Sunday August 16 Today we decided to take it easy and have lunch in Leela palace. It was a good experience but by far the most expensive meal we had eaten in Bangalore (920rupees each for 1 main course) . The experience was good and it did mean we got the chance to see another [...]

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From a high cliff to a cold lake

Published Monday August 17 Josh Kornbluth speaks of his attempts to adapt award-winning Citizen Josh to the Indian audience. The comic monologue on democracy, which swings from silly to serious, will be performed on Wednesday Described as being “a pleasure to behold” Citizen Josh makes its Bangalore premiere this week at Ranga Shankara. Josh Kornbluth [...]

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Bangalore day 14

Saturday August 15 Today was independence day so we went to a production at SKID. It was amazing how the kids all danced and moved and played instruments on time when they all had some hearing loss. After that we went into commercial street where we ordered some dresses at the tailors and also saw [...]

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Bangalore day 13

Friday August 14 Today we went to Mysore. A three hour bus journey required yet another early start. Arriving there we quickly found some place to eat. The choice of eating places in mysore is pretty poor and so many are really not clean. We finally settled for some Mallinge Idli is a really dirty [...]

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