Monthly Archives: December 2011

Waah (Wow) Taj!

My second time at the Taj – felt like the first!  The scene that strikes you does not change – the gleaming white marble visible through the arch of the entry gate, makes everyone gasp a little.  The 4.5 hr … Continue reading

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Reflections

I’ve just arrived in Paris, and find myself surrounded by Westerners for the first time in two weeks.  Twelve hours from now I will set foot back in the States and be on my way to enjoying Christmas Eve dinner … Continue reading

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RUDI: Our time in Ahmedabad comes to a close

All 15 members of our group spent yesterday sharing our activities with SEWA, in and around Ahmedabad, and project scope for our specific group with directors, managers, and other SEWA staff. I feel it was great to share across the … Continue reading

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Last Day in Ahmedabad

Today was our final day in Ahmedabad, as well as the day we presented the fruits of our labor to SEWA.  The morning was spent like most every other since we arrived, hitting the breakfast buffet at the Lemon Tree … Continue reading

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Hariyali – Desolation in the Desert

If you think cooking dinner too difficult so you order takeout, consider yourself lucky.  If you find yourself complaining about the size of your house or apartment, bite your tongue.  When you feel yourself complaining about the monotony or challenges … Continue reading

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STFC Day 10 – Our Final Day

These last 10 days of meetings, village visits, chai tea, and mice have been so much more than any of us were expecting. Today was our final meeting with SEWA before heading off to Delhi and then back home. We all spent … Continue reading

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STFC Day 9 – A fun shopping day!

Ishita here.   Today was a busy day spent driving all over the city. Our day started with going to the old Ahmedabad city to the STFC office to meet with Mr. Farid. After an interesting discussion on Retail store design with … Continue reading

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RUDI: Final day trip to Mehsana

After all of our interesting and informative village visits last week, we decided that we wanted to return to Mehsana for our last village visit to ask some clarifying questions.  Mehsana is one of three districts we’ve visited and they … Continue reading

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Team Ni – Stacie’s Studio – Henna Happenings

This is a personal perspective from Team Ni member Stacie. So all of the women in our India consulting trip were super excited to get henna and we had been talking about it for days. Finally the weekend came and … Continue reading

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Team Ni – Jon’s Jacuzzi

This is a personal perspective from Team Ni member Jon. Hello from Jon’s part of this house, unfortunately referred to as Jon’s Jacuzzi, due to a lack of common household rooms starting with the letter “J.”  However, in keeping with … Continue reading

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