Waste Not, Want Not: India’s Transition to ‘Clean’ Energy

Villages across India are looking at new and sustainable energy sources with many using natural resources like cow manure to create energy. Outside the home of Mahendra Pingulkar, leader of Nivaje village, three men are digging. Deeper and deeper they burrow into the fertile south Indian soil, creating a hole the size of a baby …

Water For All: India Engineers a Response to its Water Crisis

Sapura Bee lives in a dry and dusty community on the outskirts of Hubli, Karnataka. While most of the houses in this settlement were built decades ago, the poor community has never been connected to local water infrastructure. Until recently, people relied on water deliveries from the government. But often these deliveries were late and …

Indian School Gets Musical

A rural school in India’s south is taking a unique approach to education, offering disadvantaged children tuition in traditional Indian music and performing arts, alongside academic subjects. Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya (KSV) was established in 2002 to provide local children with education opportunities they would not otherwise have. The school, located about 20 kilometres from Dharwad …

Tokyo Be Cray

So it turns out Tokyo is actually ridiculously crazy. There are people and cars and signs and neon lights and Japanese words left, right and centre! Like seriously, who would have thought?! *insert sarcastica here* So this morning, after the most amazing sleep - there's something about sleeping horizontally for the first time in 48 …

First Day Feels

So day one began in the typical emotional roller coaster type fashion that is arriving in a new country by yourself. I tend to pass through stages at this point, and I don't know if this is normal, but they usually go through amazement, anxiety, fear, excitement, jet lag, homesickness and the good old 'what …