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India Trip 2015 - Visiting the Mirtariqahmad Brothers

April 01, 2016

Our third and last day in Kashmir - we packed the car with all our luggage and squash into Sajad’s car. He has one last family he would like us to visit before we fly out midday. Travelling out from the city the roads begin opening up, lush fields, the sheer mountains peeking through the trees - but everywhere the effects of the flood waters still apparent - still a lush and beautiful drive. At the gate of the Mirtariqahmad house, we are met by the Father and the youngest brother, who walks with the aid of a walking stick. They take us into a room where the two older brothers are seated and stitching. While the effects of muscular dystrophy can...

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India Trip 2015 - Society for Child Development Visit

September 18, 2015

Reflections from 2015 trip to India. Anna was invited to be a guest speaker at a Fair Trade meeting that MESH had organised. She suggested that I go and visit Society For Child Development  to see what they are doing there, and to ask for a few customisations to one of the products. I was greeted at the large ornamental gate of SOCD - inside a four level concrete building, a bright bicycle wheel sculpture hung above the entrance and the large open courtyard had a blanket of petals in one corner where the flower petals had been salvaged from the temples to be dried and cut, worked into powder, paints and incense products.     “Kept left for the...

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