Daniel O’Brien

Daniel O’Brien

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Reimagining India Study Tour


Kia ora!

I’m Daniel, and as of the other day, I have just finished a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of Auckland.

I’m a part of the group going off to India for a month and a half at the beginning of next year, and I’m so excited to be able to experience all this fascinating place has to offer. After the last couple of years of not being able to travel, I’m thrilled to be a part of this programme – visiting India has to be the coolest thing I could have imagined doing to cap off the last three years of mahi at UoA.

I’ll be one of the Instagram ambassadors for this trip, alongside three others – this means that you’ll be able to see some snippets from our time in India, so keep an eye on the 360 Instagram for that. I should add that I’m a bit of a geek for urbanism, and I love to explore the cities that I visit as much as possible, so I’ll be the one that brings you along to the Indian cities that the team and I get to knock around in!

  • The Rise of India

    As part of our trip in Delhi, the IndoGenius team organised for us to attend an event at the New Zealand High Commission. I tried to get together some traditional Indian clothing that I could rock to the event. I remembered I had a kurta and pyjama that I bought back in Pondi. I put…Continue…

  • Navigating the Chaos

    I thought I’d read enough about India and seen enough of it on screen to have a sense of the beauty, chaos, and diversity I could expect to encounter once I arrived here. But some things need to be experienced to be understood, and India is one of those things. At first, it’s a place…Continue…