Monthly Archives: November 2007

two days to go…

World AIDS Day is two days away which is exciting and a little terrifying given how much stuff we have still to do, things are coming together. I picked up the slides we have for 10 cinemas around Pune and … Continue reading

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fortune cookies, condoms and chaos

¬†Busy busy week in Pune. Not helped by the fact that three nights over the weekend were spent indulging in a significant amount of Kingfisher beer. Also, surprisingly a bloody (literally) good steak in a restaurant found by Dave, Carole … Continue reading

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pune picture house

¬† Photos and people from the past week in Pune which has involved the perils and delights of saree shopping, a trip up to Parvati temple overlooking Pune, beer drinking in The Grand (where I nearly took home one of … Continue reading

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through a child’s eyes

Yesterday evening a group of us went along to the Film Archives in Pune to watch the screening of a series of short films about children in India that had been filmed and produced by children in India called Child’s … Continue reading

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cocktails and cows at sunset

I hadn’t really expected to like Goa a huge amount, I imagined a very touristy, built up beach resort and I couldn’t have been more wrong. Goa has a really strong Portuguese influence from their occupation and as a result … Continue reading

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the india of my imagination

With the celebration of Divali we had been given the week off work, so Friday evening I headed south east on a 12 hour bus journey to Hampi. The Indian bus was actually far less worse than I expected and … Continue reading

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we need more power!

Some things in India are reliably bizarre. Power blackouts for example. They will generally occur during any of the following situations: 10 minutes before the climax of a film you are watching on TV or half way through the season … Continue reading

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