Costa Rica

by Ragini

posted September 5, 2013

category Vacation

Ten days in paradise.

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A summer tart

by Ragini

posted July 25, 2013

category Bay Area, Food

Thanks Smitten Kitchen for the nectarine, mascarpone, and gingersnap tart recipe. Thanks to the comments, instead of cream cheese, I added heavy cream, and instead of sour cream, I added 15% fat greek yogurt.

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Uttarakhand

by Ragini

posted May 19, 2013

category India

In March I visited Chirag, a non-profit in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand.

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Nilgiris

by Ragini

posted May 19, 2013

category India

In December, I visited Keystone Foundation, a non-profit in the Nilgiri mountain range of Tamil Nadu.

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Rishi Valley

by Ragini

posted May 13, 2013

category India

A friend of mine lives at the Rishi Valley School in Andhra Pradesh, and we roadtripped to see her (and some friends in Madurai, Tamil Nadu – sadly no pictures from there).

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Sri Lanka and its elephants

by Ragini

posted April 27, 2013

category India

At the beginning of April, I went to Sri Lanka for a weekend – which is not nearly enough time to explore this beautiful country. We stayed in Kandy, near the Pinnewalla elephant orphanage.      

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Pondicherry

by Ragini

posted April 8, 2013

category India

It’s been months since I last posted pictures, and I have a few trips backlogged. That said, here are pictures from a recent weekend in Pondicherry. Sri Lankan elephants are coming up soon!

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Ten days with Sambhaav

by Ragini

posted November 19, 2012

category India

Arghyam’s India Water Portal (IWP) team, which is distributed all over India, recently went on a 10-day trip to Jaisalmer and Jodhpur in Rajasthan. We were hosted by Farhad Contractor, who heads an NGO called Sambhaav that works on issues of rainwater harvesting and community empowerment in the Thar Desert. Tehelka has covered some of […]

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One night in Kabini

by Ragini

posted September 16, 2012

category India

I work for Arghyam, a non-profit in Bangalore that does work on water and sanitation, and the whole office recently went on a retreat to the Kabini River Lodge. The seven-hour bus ride was the first time I’d really met everyone at Arghyam, including our chairperson and our CEO, and let me tell you – there is […]

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Salt work in Rajasthan

by Ragini

posted August 12, 2012

category India

In July, I took another trip to the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan, this time in the full summer heat. In addition to photographing the watershed work that I’ve posted about here previously, I took pictures of people working at the salt pans. The work is hard, pays very little, and wreaks havoc with the […]

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