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Sasha Mosky - Blog 3: A Taxing Situation: A look at on the ground responses to India’s most significant tax reform

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On July 1st, 2017 India consolidated various state and central government taxes into a singular, nation-wide tax. Goods and Service Tax (GST) was introduced across India with the aim of improving economic conditions across the country. It is the biggest tax reform since India’s independence and was celebrated by the central government as economic progress for India.

Duncan Chalmers - Blog 3: Feasting, Religion, and Gender - Experiences of a Karenni Funeral

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A number of weekends ago, August 5th to 7th to be exact, was an interesting one here at SDC. A hive of activity. A cornucopia of sounds. A true array of emotions. One could use all of these expressions to describe it. However, the one word that seems to best represent the happenings of this particular weekend stands as one of a much simpler diction: Fascinating. And oh what a fascinating three days it was. I say this for a number of reasons, but perhaps most notably due to the critical intersections the events exhibited with the concepts of religion and gender. Allow me to elaborate.

Marlin Beswetherick - Blog 3: An Unequal Price

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Recently, my job has given me the opportunity to hear about the realities of life as a refugee in Malaysia. It’s not pretty and there is no ‘one story’ that can encapsulate it. While all experiences are diverse and varied, one of the main factors of this variation can be boiled down to wealth. Privileges that are so taken for granted we hardly recognize as privilege must be bought (and the price is steep).

Rachel Barr - Blog 3: Disconnection and resislency

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My understanding of the lived experiences of girls and women in Sonipat and Panipat and the settlements that surround it would be dismal if all I did was sit and read reports about the area. My time out in the field was a stark reminder of how imperative participatory research and action is. If I had spent my whole internship reading government reports, I would tell you there is ample support and resources for women and girls living in these settlements.

Will Howling - Blog 3: Awakening to the tangled web of child marriage in Haryana

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My third blog entry also marks the completion of my third month in India. During these past three months I've been learning more and more about social issues in India, and the work happening at PRIA. I want to take the time now to share some of my experience learning about one particular issue PRIA is taking on: child marriage.

I apologize for making you click through to a separate PDF - it was a necessary evil in order to achieve the formatting I wanted.

Alex Lloyd- Blog 4: One Adventure's End is Another's Beginning

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Greetings earthlings!

I imagine most people can relate to the bittersweet feeling of sitting in an airport, sharing space with thousands of hurried others, getting ready to return home from travels of some variety. Stressed out parents, conked out kids, delayed travelers asleep on the floor, everybody vying for the last remaining outlet like it’s a quidditch match. Everyone waiting to be somewhere—anywhere—but here. Airports are both the exciting first facet of a journey, and the grueling final obstacle before you finally get home. Bittersweet.

Will Howling - Blog 2.5: 6 Quick Takeaways from Living in a Rural Indian Village

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This is a quick update from me - a "bonus" blog, until my next proper posting.

I recently spent a few weeks living in a more rural setting, and these are just a few of the things I noticed.

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Seema Prasad - Blog 2: English as a Second Language

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Working with MSRI for the last month and a half has taught me so much about myself, and what the world has to offer. I cannot begin to imagine what experiences and challenges the next couple of months will bring. I chose the Education Intern position in hopes that I might occasionally be able to visit the school and connect with some children. I never imagined the complexity of this position now that I am familiar with it.