The Errant VSO October 27th 2008 Incredibly, it’s been four weeks since last I wrote about the particularities of my world; definitely time for a catch up me thinks. I’m pleased to say that I’ve been too busy having fun… apart from a three-day wobble, but let’s not go there just now!
Where I left off last time was just before Puja, but it was also just before my leaving do. Rose and I had a joint leaving party and we ... read more
Asia » India » West Bengal » Darjeeling 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