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Archive for December, 2010

Homegrown Hero

I’m back in the country. My 5th day here started with an eight hour drive through potholed highways and dry, uninspiring landscape from Pune to Beed district in Marathwada region in Maharashtra. Just outside Beed the landscape changed.
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Half Way Mark!

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go,” said TS Elliot. Six months ago, I set out to spend a year looking for adventure and inspiration. I packed up my life in a backpack and took the proverbial leap of faith. Did I find what I was looking for? Am I inspired? Am I better person for having left? Was it worth it?
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Creating a Third Choice

Sihem HabchiIt all started with a nation wide march across 23 cities, in 2002- in response to an epidemic of violent crimes against young Muslim women that were perpetrated by Muslim male gangs in the infamous Parisian suburbs called Cites- low cost housing projects.(Pronounced See-tay).
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Globetrotting Girlfriends

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some amazing women on my travels. These gorgeous girls, some solo traveler, others cackling groups of girlfriends will be my friends for a long time to come. Allow me to introduce you to a few.
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Colours of Compassion

The greatest lesson I’ve learnt on this journey is to never again doubt the ability of a single inspired person to change the world. Meeting Jos Ruijs reinforced my faith further. Jos is a dreamer and a doer and runs an organisation called Colour4kids. They work on projects all over the world, simply adding a little colour to the lives of underprivileged children.
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