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A new week and my new client

A new week and my new client

India.. It is full of surprises.. Any the same is CSC project 🙂 3rd week has just started.. I cant believe that we are in the half way and I have a new client, a new place to work. The day started with an hour yoga session (thanks to Lisa that she organized it.) With the sunshine and fresher air (comparing the mid day). In my first time at the client site, they welcomed me very warmly. Especially Sadhana. I…

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A new team, a new project

A new team, a new project

So today I had my first time with my new team: Angela (from Canada), Andreas (from Australia) and Natalie (from Argentina). They are working with Shramik Bharti, which is a non-profit organization established in 1986. It aims to eradicate poverty with a particular emphasis on empowering women and disadvantaged communities. They are already working with more than 1300 SHG (Self help group) that reaches to 25000 women. They mentioned about the current organization structure: SHGs, Federaiton, FPOs, AICYA company etc….

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Happy Holiiii :)

Happy Holiiii :)

Today is the Holi in India, festival of colors. It is a Hindu spring festival celebrated all across India. It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and it is a day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. We have seen the colorful pictures of the holi long back and asked how we are going to celebrate the holi at the first meeting with VSO, and…

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Finally we had our meeting but…

Finally we had our meeting but…

Finally our meeting with Dr. Tare is confirmed and we got ready to go to IIT Kanpur earlier, to work on the final list of questions. We went to the library. We were curious about it as we have been told that it is the 2nd or 3rd biggest library in Asia. I do not know if it was true but it was a big one. 20-25 mins before the meeting we started our way to the Lab and met…

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Still the things are not clear

Still the things are not clear

Today had some good and some bad things..  and also funny one.. I will start with good things: In the morning we met Kavneet and had a call with Thomas to talk about our concerns and they told us that the work we have done up to now is really good.. After hearing that we were a bit shocked cause we do believe that we still could not tart anything but it was good to hear that 🙂 We went…

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It was a wavy day

It was a wavy day

This week thursday an d friday is holiday in India, so we have only 3 working days cause most of the places are closed and people will spend time with their families. This means that we have only 3 days to work with our clients and monday has already gone. I was a bit tired today and not in the mood. maybe this also has the impact on this wavy day. We reviewed the presentation as a team , and…

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2nd week starts..

2nd week starts..

After a wonderful Agra trip, the week started with at the hotel. We spent the whole day about discussing th project plan, next steps, how we can increase the community impact of our project, creating a questionnaire for public interview, some technical investigation (IIB, google map apis. tableau etc.). It was a very useful day.. And the best part was that Tamara’s health got better, she clarified the issues and decided to stay and share her expertise in this project….

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Agra: the city of Taj

Agra: the city of Taj

Agra !! The city of Mughal!! This weekend we spent our time in Agra, which is a very famous tourist destination because of its Mughal-era buildings, most known are Tac Mahal and Red (Agra) Fort. They are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Agra is commonly identified as the city of Taj too.   So we started our journey on Saturday early morning by bus. It is around 5-6 hours from Kanpur to Agra. A long travel through India.. It sounded…

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A great day in Kanpur

A great day in Kanpur

I cant believe, the first week of our CSC journey is about to end. In the morning we had a quick meting with Deepti, to understand the impact of this project to community and her point of view for this dashboard as a citizen, what she would want to see.. And then we worked on the Executive Summary document that Tamara has uploaded and the presentation. We wanted to send these documents to Dr. Tare as earliest so that we…

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A few more meetings in IIT Kanpur

A few more meetings in IIT Kanpur

Today we had a few meetings with our client at IIT Kanpur. Our driver’s car had some issues and we changed the driver who does not know anything about English except thank you and hello 🙂 While we were searching for the western Lab, we met Mr. Rakesh and he took us to our first stop: Computer Science Department. We met Dr. Prabhakar (this is his surname, his real name is so difficult even for Indians that they use the…

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