Moving on from Ghana…

I wrote this post┬ájust after I got here***Today, I complete three weeks in Ghana - everything has been smooth and pleasant so far. In many ways, settling in has been easy and I am starting to believe that approaching a change of location as emotionless-ly as possible works! Neutralise expectations from people you are likely …

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Dress to kill

Please do not embarrass us is basically what the Ministry of Health seems to be trying to convey through the Roving Bandit.Those of us who work in the 'sector' are familiar with the liberties some people take in the name of being non-conformist or anti-establishment. In India, the 'kurta and jhola' are standard NGO-wallah symbols. …

The worst winters…

for me were during my three years in Delhi. Living in a room with wooden windows and doors that had cracks in them; no room heating; going to bed wearing three layers of warm clothes and socks under a warm razai (duvet) - doesn't matter the temperature is rarely ever sub-zero. Its just cold everywhere. …