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Urban Village

In teaching the first year intro to urban planning and design, I realized that the term “urban village” has at least three quite distinct meanings depending on what country you start from.   668 more words

Rainy Day? Dickens is Always Your Man

And this is because he writes about them. A LOT.

Here’s a bit of obvious, but important, insight into the character of a Dickens novel. Are the first few pages soaked in rain? 343 more words

Musings

Christmas Kathmandu experiences and our new products!

Last weekend Samudayik Sarathi was present at Christmas Kathmandu 2014, which was organized in Jawalakhel. Despite the rainy weather and cold wind, we met many warm-hearted people, who were truly interested of our work. 293 more words

Exposure Trip to Bangladesh 2015

To learn from the current situation and needs in Bangladesh; how local Christian groups walk with deprived communities.

Date: 14-22 March 2015
Activity: Visit the children we serve, slum dwellers, trafficked victims and villages vulnerable to disasters in the South. 24 more words

Bangladesh

Paris - a city of contradictions

Paris is a a magnificent city – romantic and grand. It’s because of all the neo-classical buildings. Napoleon commissioned Georges-Eugène Haussmann to rebuild the city – a massive public works program that included the demolition of crowded and unhealthy medieval neighborhoods, the building of wide avenues, parks and squares, the construction of new sewers, fountains and aqueducts. 590 more words

Holidays

Old laptop batteries could power slums in India: Study

The research presented at a conference in San Jose, US, analysed a sample of discarded batteries and found 70 per cent had enough power to keep an LED light on for more than four hours a day for a year. 192 more words

India Energy News

India by rail

You can’t understand India without traveling by train.
A station like Howrah, Kolkata, overcrowded, noisy and colorful, is an extraordinary example of how people of every caste live together in apparent harmony.

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