Category Archives: India

Pitchandikulum through Jonathon’s eyes

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  All above photos are taken by Jonathon Wright 20 Advertisements

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a thousand gods

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The CERES Global group have a free day today – and Ben has gone with them climbing a mountain to the border of Maharasthra and Madya Pradesh. So I’ve taken the opportunity to fill you in on what the group … Continue reading

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From Mumbai to Pal, two faces of India

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After leaving Pitchandikulum, where we were staying down south, we spent 3 hyperactive days in the midst of the chaos, vibrancy, and energy of Mumbai. Somehow I was incredibly struck by the city. Perhaps it was the relief of the … Continue reading

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A cyclone’s welcome to India

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We arrived in India late in the evening in the very last days of 2011. It felt good to be back again in this very alive country and I braced myself with a smile for all that I knew India … Continue reading

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Teacher Training in Pal 2011

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Interacting with schools is always a fun and enjoyable part of our time spent in Pal and the surrounding tribal villages. The students always look forward to the CERES group visiting their schools, not just for the novelty of having … Continue reading

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Working with Women’s Groups at Pitchandikulam Forest 2011

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“Working with the women’s groups in Pitchandikulam was one of the most enriching and enlightening experiences I have had. Nothing could have prepared me for the impact these amazing women’s stories had on me. They shared with us their heartbreaking … Continue reading

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A retrospective glance at the Himalayas 2010

Balwadi teachers in and around Sharma village, performing some traditional Kumaoni tunes No road… anymore Planted by the British for their tea chest, the pines have taken over the mountains

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Elderly village woman carrying fodder, chatting on her mobile phone… we have the technology! 2010

So much has happened in the last leg of our journey… Sheena and I ventured up into the foothills of the Himalayas and were greeted by snow-capped mountains, cold temperatures, warm smiles and much sweet chai. We’ve just spent the … Continue reading

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New Year already! 2010

We ushered in the New Year with a visit with friends to the Tibetan Pavilion for the Candlelight Meditation. The grounding sounds of traditional Tibetan music, 1000 candles flickering in the night and a rising full moon made for a … Continue reading

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Christmas and the Coast 2009

A belated Merry Christmas from the Pitchandikulam Forest! Too much activity and not enough time to blog. We have been Kris Kringaling in Pondicherry, sharing time with friends over a delicious Christmas breakfast and getting stuck into some project work … Continue reading

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