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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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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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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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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Bangalore day 12

Thursday August 13 Today work was slow again. I was given a story to do on a new book on short stories by M Koshy which didn’t take long. I also attempted to buy an Indian sim card. A process which I found to be impossible and the sales guide was not in the slightest [...]

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Bangalore day 11

Wednesday August 12th This morning we woke up to burnt toast after Mrs Katary described the toaster as “a moody teenager”, Today was a long day. Having completed my Josh Kornbluth story I waited for hours for my next story. I got one on the launch of a planetarium which turned out to not be [...]

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Bangalore day 10

Tuesday August 11th Waking up tired from the weekend I dragged myself to work where I waited and waited for a story to do. Eventually I was given a preview to do on Josh Kornbluth’s play Citizen Josh which will premiere in Bangalore next week. Attempts to contact Josh failed miserably so I did my [...]

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