Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Global Internship in Mumbai
Kia Ora! I’m Tabby, and I am in the fourth year of my LLB (Hons)/ Global Studies conjoint, majoring in Global Politics and Human Rights.
I’m extremely excited to experience life in Mumbai over the next six weeks and hope I can capture some of the feelings and emotions I experience onto this blog!
I suppose my choice of conjoint is a bit of a giveaway to the fact that I’m quite passionate about human rights, particularly in studying policy work and the factors that influence legislation. I know that whatever work I end up doing will be something that differs from my life in New Zealand, which is great in the sense that I will be learning something new and hopefully applying the lessons to life back here!
I think diversifying our knowledge is important, but so is expanding our personal interactions with people who aren’t living the same lives as us. In a globalised world, we all need to make a conscious effort to learn about others and their different ways of life. Evidently, I am just genuinely keen to listen, learn and observe the culture and hopefully show my colleagues and friends over there a little bit about what it means to live in Aotearoa. Although I was born here, I am Middle Eastern, so there is that cultural element that I bring with me in all my work, which is also something I am excited to share in India.
Overall, I cannot wait to share with you all how awesome the experience will be, and I hope my blogging skills do it justice – stay tuned for all the updates!
Mahi in Mumbai – having a ‘free mind’ & working at Urja Trust: an organisation by women for women.
Haere Mai and Welcome back to the Mumbai Diaries everyone! Whilst I’d love you to give a full run down of the past three weeks here, I will do my best to give you the standout memories over the halfway mark! I’ll start right at the beginning of our trip to set the scene for…Continue Reading Mahi in Mumbai – having a ‘free mind’ & working at Urja Trust: an organisation by women for women.
A Slice of Home Away From Home: A Recollection of Working at the New Zealand Consulate & How I Learnt to Commute There Without The Hidden ‘Foreigner Fee’.
Namaste everyone! Welcome back to the blog rundown of my journey of being a Mumbaikar (a Mumbai Local). This entry delves into my internship at the New Zealand Consulate in Mumbai, where I was extremely fortunate to work with the lovely consulate team situated in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), and get a bit of a…Continue Reading A Slice of Home Away From Home: A Recollection of Working at the New Zealand Consulate & How I Learnt to Commute There Without The Hidden ‘Foreigner Fee’.
Made it to Mumbai – A look into Week One.
‘Have a free mind’ were the first words said to me by the lovely taxi driver that drove us to our accomodation upon landing in Mumbai, India. After a delayed flight, a twelve turned twenty four hour layover in Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia, and a scrummage to get through airport security- having a free mind was…Continue Reading Made it to Mumbai – A look into Week One.