Category Archives: India

Thoughts on a visit to Amritsar

Thoughts of Amritsar. After a long six hour drive from Khajjiar, the thought of a hot shower was almost palpable. `But, it was not to be. Great Hotel, (The Golden Tulip, Amritsar) but only cold water was available due to……. “a technical problem, perhaps it will work in a few hours, Sir”. Not to be, …

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Himalaya, majestic scenery and forests.

Visiting the Himalaya (yes, correct grammar) is an entirety different prospect to a visit to Delhi. Gone is the dust, noise, questionable water and fear of infection, and welcome to majestic scenery reaching up to the snow line, Ravens, Eagles, Forests and open spaces. Although curiously, as you enter a town you are drawn back …

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Reflections, after a week with Asha

Reflecting after a week with Asha. In the Delhi slums that have well established Asha involvement, Asha’s influence is strong and growing. The Women’s and Children’s Groups form the core of support into the community, with the Group members receiving support from Asha in Empowerment and Education. These two skills, together with Financial Inclusion and …

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Gryphon School meets Asha

The Gryphon School are visiting Asha today, 16 students from Yr11, and 4 staff. A brief visit across the middle of the day. The Asha staff did a great job of explaining the work of Asha, and pointing out that Asha are working in 60 Slums in Delhi, and therefore supporting 500,000 people who are …

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First Day in Delhi, meeting up with Asha tomorrow

Arrived Delhi, 01:00 local time. VISA* and luggage collection took a while. Best way to get a taxi is pre-paid, less chance of having to negotiate a fare which you think is fair. Streets of Delhi at 3:00 am are certainly quiet. Red lights are ignored, and feral dogs are plenty. Taxi came straight to …

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Off to Delhi

Up early, but too early. Arrive at Bristol with plenty of time, and check in opens in an hour . Oops, ah well, we were awake very early anyway! Quiet in the airport, even though it is Maundy Thursday, perhaps too early in the day. Brussels is across the newspapers, and a wake up call …

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Next Trip…………off to India

After a brief time at home, collecting thoughts, doing lots of very interesting things, we are off to India to support Asha in Delhi. Hope to have regular posts, so stay in touch, and also check out