Killing in the name of: Religion

In the light of recent events and in the wake of Eid (End of Ramadan) I have started to become curious as to why there is so much fear in our communities, particularly surrounding religion. In India I was invited to friends’ houses to celebrate the end of Ramadan, and I was actually quite surprised…

Kathmandu: One Year On.

April 25th. A day that is synonymous with kinship for all Australian and New Zealanders. Where we join together to commiserate and celebrate the lives of those who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. It is a day of reflection and celebration, from the dawn service at 5am to the…

Have Hands, Will Travel

A few months ago I wrote an article for the Australian Magazine “Hands On”. Since many of you lovely people do not live in Australia I thought it would be a shame not to share it with you. The brief was to chronicle my career in order to inspire students and graduates about pursuing a…

Lonely: or alone?

It is a strange and humbling experience to realise that you are alone. It has been very hard being so far away from home while my loved ones are going through some difficult and life changing situations. And it has made me realise just how caught up we get in our own lives that we…

Kumusta: Manila

    So I have arrived safely back to India. The past two weeks have been extremely hectic but just as rewarding. My colleague Rotana Cheng and I started off in Manila City with no contacts and a vague idea of what we wanted to achieve as representative for Hands on Health Australia. The first…

Killing Time: Manila Airport.

It is currently 4am on the 2nd of January and I have just arrived in Manila, The Philippines. I didn’t think I would make it. It took me 4 hours to get to the Airport from my home in Waihi Beach, when it should only take 1.5-2 hours. There had been a nasty crash on…

Volunteering: The Cons

I have the best job in the world. I have no doubt about that at all. To wake up every morning and know that you are making a difference and know that you are doing exactly what YOU want to do is the best feeling in the world and I wish all my friends could experience…