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27th Jan 2015 by admin,
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Our Alumnus Akshay Purohit – Teach For India Fellow

Photo Courtesy: Akshay Purohit “My time at UWC Mahindra College remains the most cherished and impactful two years of my life. While I didn’t realise how much it could and had shaped me at the time, I today realise and appreciate the privilege of a UWC education. The diverse, thought provoking and challenging environment I experienced at…

25th Jan 2015 by admin,
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January 2015

Enjoy the January 2015 newsletter featuring stories written by our very own students, Kaz, Laerke and Jayden, as well a vivid account of the Annapurna Trek by Marija. Read the thoughts of our alumnus, Akshay Purohit, the backstage profile of our new project based Triveni team, and hear from our Head of College.January 2015 Newsletter

22nd Jan 2015 by admin,
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Project Based Triveni Programme

Triveni is the co-curricular experiential learning programme at UWC Mahindra College. ‘Triveni’ in Indian culture is said to represent the confluence of 3 rivers: Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati. At UWC Mahindra College, Triveni signifies the coming together of IB CAS, the Project Weeks and Gap Year Options. Over the years, the programme has evolved to symbolise the…

22nd Jan 2015 by admin,
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Our Students at Harvard US-India Initiative (HUII) Conference

Photo Courtesy: Astrid On January 9th and 10th, Adityajit, Louise, Rohan, Sara M. and I attended the Harvard US-India Initiative (HUII) Conference. What I had thought of as a distant dream when we first got our confirmation mails back in October was suddenly happening right after winter break. The first Thursday in the new year, we…

21st Jan 2015 by admin,
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Environmental Sustainability: Missing Pieces of the Puzzle

My fellow gardeners and I stand over the garden bed puzzled as to how all of our corn crops seem to have had the tops chopped, or perhaps eaten off. We leave the farm that evening convinced there is a corn snatcher on the loose. A few weeks earlier in the biodiversity reserve, a group…

21st Jan 2015 by admin,
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Bliss of Triveni

This Sunday of Korean pancakes at ‘Branch,’ four hours of philosophy readings, and endless procrastination-based facebook checks was maybe not my ideal Sunday. But luckily, I could interrupt these tedious happenings with a little Triveni time. The past term I have taken part of four Trivenis, all of which have become an integral part of…

19th Jan 2015 by admin,
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India – “The Land of [Seizing] Opportunity”

Photo Courtesy: Kaz Christopher Tomozawa I come from the “land of opportunity.” I grew up hearing stories of the “American dream,” with pictures of a green front lawn, guarded by a dog sleeping lazily in a doghouse behind a white picket fence; a life better than one’s parents. And for the most part, I believe in…

19th Jan 2015 by admin,
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Outdoor Education Program

Photo Courtesy: Felipe Gutierrez“UWC and Outdoor Education share a long and rich history in the work of Kurt Hahn, who emphasized the role of outdoor adventure in his Ten Principles of Expeditionary Learning. An expedition is a microcosm of our world, in that many of the important questions of our age – climate change, poverty,…

19th Jan 2015 by admin,
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Annapurna Circuit – Discovering New Limits

Photo Courtesy: Urszula Agnieszka Adamska 2014 has been the year of highest highs and lowest lows — I started it diving down to 26m, and ended it having risen up to above 5000m twice. Doing the Annapurna Circuit over winter break with 5 exceptional young people and 3 reassuringly present adults was a tremendous challenge and…

6th Jan 2015 by admin,
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Message from the Head of College – Welcome to 2015!

Dear friends,It’s been a great semester on the hill this year.  The new Triveni programme kept the community intensely busy throughout the term and has given a lot to talk about in our semester reports! We have been diligently working on the Project Based Diploma and are excited about the pilot programme to be offered…