March 30, 2012

10 days and 945km: The India Project.

So, uh, I have some really exciting news. For the last few months, I've been mustering up the courage to let this plan loose on the world. To put it out there that this is what I wanna do, and after talking to a few people who I really trust and respect, I finally feel confident in doing this.

Without giving away too much of the plan, in a week and a half, I'm going to India to look into the silk & cotton industries, and into families working from their homes. I want to see if I could legitimately make a positive difference to the horrendous socioeconomic gap present in India, and this is the starting point. I'm scared as all hell, because it's a bit of a crazy mission to be embarking on, and as much as I've seen poverty depicted on TV and in photos, I know that seeing it first hand will be something completely different. But I keep reminding myself that this is just a starting point, a stepping stone.

I'll be travelling through the south of India for 10 days with my Uncle and cousins, who lived in Ooty for 2 years, and whenever I can get some access to the internet I'll try to update the blog. I'm gonna be spamming you all with a ridiculous amount of photos (if you add me here), madly writing down ideas and taking notes on potential ways to make a difference, and trying to avoid getting sick despite eating food that's going to be hotter than anything else I've ever eaten.

So there you have it, a wonderfully vague outline of the biggest project I've ever taken on. I'm excited, nervous, scared shitless and absolutely glad to (hopefully) have you all on board :)

10 days and 945km.
Should be interesting... :P
Oh and while I'm on the topic of India, everyone should check out The Shaanti Project! I only discovered it tonight but what these guys are doing is incredible, and it would be great to see them getting truckloads of support :)

Over and out.


Paula said...

Such a cool post! That sounds like such an adventure, good luck! Thanks for stopping by my blog btw, I´m following you now, do follow me if you like my blog too!

Christine said...

thanks for the comment!
and what an incredible experience that is going to be- i think all the advise i can give you is bring lots of hairbands and deodorant? :) hah
boy will it be hot!
Have fun!

God bless