Raksha Bandhan

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Story by: Elisabeth Fong On the 4th of August, the entire Sanjhi Tokri team headed to the Pilakhanwali village for our Raksha Bandhan celebrations. Earlier on that week, we asked our customers to leave an extra Rakhi in their baskets for collection, so that we could tie those Rakhis on their …

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Immersion Stories: Utkarsh Somaiya

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Immersion: breaking down assumptions, realising your own biases and forming raw, empathic connections. When I applied for the program, I knew the three weeks would be challenging and I fully expected to be taken out of my comfort zone…. Read about Utkarh’s Immersion experience: https://utsbuildabroadblog.com/2017/05/15/one-year-on-drishtee-immersion-program/

Immersion Stories: Catherine Walsh

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My time in India was an unbelievable experience, we were meet at Delhi airport by two of the most incredible people who were there to guide us through India. Nothing can compare to first time you drive through Delhi traffic, what an experience…. Read about Catherine’s Immersion experience: https://utsbuildabroadblog.com/2017/05/08/2176/

Empathy. What’s The Big Idea?

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This post originally appeared in nathanwiltshire.com  Empathy. We all know what it is. Empathy is an essential part of being human, of connecting with and understanding other humans. Empathy is a word that most of us instantly ‘get’. Or so we believe. Recently, I spent time seeking new perspectives on …

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Immersion Stories: Iain McKelvey

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“Bihar” is a poem written by UTS student, Iain McKelvey I saw a snapshot of your people standing in New Delhi Railway Station, each of your trains seemingly enchanted shooting mysteries in every direction. The rolling carriages sung me your lullaby of sleep, while your sunlight enveloped my being to …

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Zhuo’s Internship With Drishtee on Gharaunda Project (1)

Drishtee is a company focusing on rural entrepreneurship development in India. According to Jyotsna, coordinator of talent acquisition, Drishtee operates as an “umbrella”. These include the Drishtee Skill Development Center; the Drishtee Foundation (NGO); the Drishtee Rural Apparel production (DRAP); and the Centre for Education and Entrepreneurship Program (CEEP), etc. …

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