Tag: India

Some Lessons from India

My journey through the vibrant tapestry of India has been a profound exploration of place, people, and connection. Along the way, I’ve encountered remarkable individuals and initiatives that embody the spirit of open-heartedness and community empowerment. In this blog post, I delve into some memorable lessons I gained through some of my experiences on the…Continue Reading Some Lessons from India

Wearing Culture

For many of us, the clothes we wear each morning is an unconscious decision. Shopping for clothing is about finding something which grabs your interest and looks nice on you. Even if you have gone about consciously thinking about your own style, thinking about all the different aesthetics out there, you probably haven’t thought that…Continue Reading Wearing Culture

A Transformative Journey Through India

As I sit down to reflect on the whirlwind of experiences that encompassed our six-week journey through India, I’m overwhelmed by a flood of memories, emotions, and profound realisations. From the bustling streets of Chennai to the serene banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh, each destination left an indelible mark on my soul, shaping my…Continue Reading A Transformative Journey Through India

He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata

It has been a week since we returned to Aotearoa, and as I reflect on my time in India, I am struck by the profound truth embedded in these words. India, with its breathtaking architecture, stunning landscapes, and mouthwatering cuisine, is undeniably awe-inspiring. Yet, what truly makes India remarkable is its people. Throughout my six…Continue Reading He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata

Poem: Dragon Warrior

Six weeks of Herculean effort, Encountering trials of Agni on the body and mind, Atop Mount Olympus, the dragon scroll is what we find. The most arduous journey, Leaving carbon footprints externally, Uncovering spiritual signposts internally. Songs of sonder, Lost in translation, Found in adoration. Immersed within a Thali of plurality, Smelling richness within spirituality,…Continue Reading Poem: Dragon Warrior

From South Auckland to India: Anything is Possible

Reflecting on my life-changing journey through the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, I am compelled to share three profound lessons that have not only expanded my horizons but have also fuelled my personal growth: The paramount lesson I’ve learned in relation to my future career goal is the significance of service, even when resources are…Continue Reading From South Auckland to India: Anything is Possible

Unveiling India and Myself: A Transformative Journey of Growth and Gratitude

Stepping off the plane in Chennai, India, the overwhelming heat set the stage for an adventure that would redefine my outlook on life. For me, this wasn’t just an ordinary trip; it was a life-changing six weeks under the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia 2024, revealing the beauty of India and, unexpectedly, the beauty within…Continue Reading Unveiling India and Myself: A Transformative Journey of Growth and Gratitude