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Making Progress on our Project

November 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

The local dogs barked all night (again) but Chris still got up at dawn to watch the students practice for the big anniversary of TCV celebration coming up on Saturday. I woke up two hours...

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Tashi Dalek to Me!

November 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today is my birthday. I haven’t been expecting anything special and the day started out somewhat badly as I woke up to a power outage. This meant no shower. The lack of power also meant...

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Tibetan Photo Shoot

November 10, 2008 | 1 Comments

Today is the first day of our big photo shoot! We met the students after an early breakfast and went down to Mcloud Ganj to see if our compassionate nun was home. We knew we...

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Day 8 in India

November 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

The calm of Sunday morning dissipated quickly as the students arrived. They listened attentively through a quick but comprehensive photography lesson from Josh and then they got busy with a photo ordering exercise to teach...

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Working With the Kids

October 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today we met with the Bridges to Understanding staff Lori & Tanya, & Josh, the photography instructor, to briefly discuss the mentoring aspect of the workshop. Suddenly 12 shy, but smiling, Tibetan students entered the...

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Getting to Work in Dharamsala

October 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today was exciting for us as we met up with the other participants of the Bridges to Understanding workshop this morning. We checked out of the Florence Hotel in Delhi, which inexplicably had paintings of...

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Day Five in India

October 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today we woke up early to watch the last presidential debate live. The Indian coverage of the election has been extensive here, both in the papers and on TV. I have been keeping an eye...

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Day 4 in India

October 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Up before dawn to view the Taj Mahal at sunrise; it was incredibly beautiful but very crowded (up to 20,000 people a day ). Guru, our guide, told us that there are two kinds of...

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Day 3 in India

October 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today we woke up early for our five hour drive to Agra where we listened to the world according to Kewel, our driver. No subject was off limits in this discussion. He gave his thoughts...

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Day One in India

October 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

After 24 hours of flying, we were welcomed at 6AM in Delhi by a huge red sun and some fragrant floral garlands. I had just started my two week adventure in India with my husband...

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Working as a Youth Mentor in India

October 14, 2008 | 2 Comments

Helen Tapping, (H to her friends and colleagues) director of marketing communications at Getty Images, is on her way to Dharamsala India, home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. There, she...

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Podcast: Brent Stirton Talks with Jonathan Klein

September 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images Conservation Rangers from an anti-poaching unit work with locals to evacuate the bodies of four mountain gorrillas killed in mysterious circumstances in the park, Virunga National Park, Eastern Congo, 24...

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Back at the Sculpture Garden – RNC Day 2

September 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

MINNEAPOLIS – SEPTEMBER 02: Cindy McCain (L) looks at first lady Laura Bush as former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist speaks to volunteers before packing boxes that will be sent to caregivers in Africa during the...

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Onto the Republican National Convention

September 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

My recent days have been filled with politics. Last week I was covering the democrats, this week it’s the republican’s turn. For all of the details in between, check out my personal blog. ST. PAUL,...

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