Author Archives: FollowTheChicken

Voluntourism: Saving the World One Gap Year at a Time? Or Happy Snaps with a Side of Poverty, YOLO!

Perhaps you’ve seen it advertised here and there on a few travel sites online. Perhaps you’ve even considered lending your own hand to a disadvantaged community in Ghana over your gap year, or saving up a few sickies to teach … Continue reading

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Conflict in the DRC: Competing Narratives and Framing Interventions

Recently, the Eastern states of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have experienced renewed instability and violence. After a fragile peace was declared following elections in 2006, the nation has  been shaken by internal conflict at the hands of rebel … Continue reading

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Majuli Floods – September 2012

The flood situation in the state of Assam has worsened with 1,972 villages cross sixteen districts submerged, and some 150,000 people affected. Majuli Island, situated on the swelling Brahmaputra, a mere two hour ferry ride from the city of Jorhat, … Continue reading

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Religion and Development: The Contested Zone

Loosely spread across the base of Shillong Peak, the small town of Laitkor in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills typically plays host to the passing of coal mining and cement tricks. The surrounding greenery is dotted with small scale farms, passing … Continue reading

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Puran Dhaka

Just a few more pics from Old Dhaka, or Puran Dhaka as they say. There’s some great coverage of Anzan Manzil, the Pink Palace, from the river. Just be sure to negotiate the boat trip price before leaving the jetty… … Continue reading

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Rangamati:

Few places in Chittagong can claim the fame, and infamy, of Rangamati. The district is home to some half-a-million people, mostly Bengalis, but also Chakma tribals, Marma tribals, Tangchanga tribals, Tripuran tribals, Pankho tribals, Bohm tribals and several other smaller … Continue reading

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Post pending: Only have time to toss up some pics from my old hood, Gulistan! Represent!

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