Finally Landed April 20th 2008 13/04/08
So today was the day that our comfort blanket was pulled from under us. I’ve said before that South Delhi is really quite western and very easy to spend time in; it’s also become very familiar. This morning all the volunteers began to go their separate ways and make the marathon journeys across country. Eamon and I actually lucked-out as we got the shortest journey (17 hours) and t ... read more
Asia » India » West Bengal » Kolkata The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
Welcome To West Bengal!... via my eyes and ears, a few neurons in my struggling brain, an Internet cafe and the wonders of cyberspace. I've got a 2-year mission, should I accept it, to help nurture joy and stength within the HIV+ community of West Bengal, to learn from them and hopefully to share some of my own skills...
I'll be living and working in Kolkata (formally known as Calcutta), but will also be working throughout the state of West Bengal. I will be working through VSO, who are a development charity with almost 1,500 skilled professionals currently volunteering ... full info