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‘Elephants in the Coffee’ documentary is screening around the world

The documentary in collaboration with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton is complete and is showing in many film festivals around the world. It is also being screened in Universities and schools upon invitation. For future screenings and to contact, check out www.elephantsinthecoffee.com The documentary has been well received by the public in all of its screenings and in the process has been selected as a best documentary in several film festivals.    ...

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College students: Join us on our next trip

D.K. Bhaskar and Tom Grant will lead another trip to southern India to study ongoing conflicts between farmers and Asian elephants in late May 2017. The trip is a study abroad class, COMM 4890, offered to college students through Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. The class is open to transient students from other colleges and universities. A brochure about the trip is attached below. The cost for the three-week study abroad, including air fare from Atlanta, lodging, meals and tuition, is $5400. Anyone interested can contact Dr. Grant at tgrant@abac.edu or 229-947-9738. clic-trifold-front-color-1 Brochure for Study Abroad...

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Answering the unanswered

http://www.clicabroad.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Abha_Final-project_updated.webm May 26, 2010 was the day that turned my life around. I had experienced something ineffable and unimaginable. The loss of a loved one is always a painful process. For me I had lost more than just one person, I felt like I had lost my life. I grew up all along envisioning her as a heroic manifestation surmounting all energy and grace for me. Unfortunately, all the energy and motivation that I drew from her was all lost in just a moment. I stood there feeling numb with the pain and inexplicable loss. A group of people...

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Why my India trips leave me sad.

 By, Abha Rai I believe that I am a proud Indian in every aspect. I am exhilarated about my rich cultural heritage, language and beliefs that emanate from my community. This is my second trip back to India this year and this trip makes me even more sad than the last one. My trips to India are one of those things that I look forward to each time it is planned because this is the only way for me to meet my family and friends. The last time I came back in March; it was after about two and...

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How married women in India are exploited in the name of marital rape.

By, Abha Rai  Recent statistics state that about 95% of rape cases in India are committed by a person known to the victim. Data also depicts that a woman is attacked once in every 3 minutes in India. The number of married women being sexually attacked by their husbands is on the rise in the country. The country had made it to the news for one of the most brutal rape cases committed in 2012. This required a serious revision in the law. The law was revised with there being a few amendments. However, marital rape was left outside...

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My hero, my Inspiration-A day into Usha’s life!

By Abha Rai Poverty is not a notion that any of us growing up in India have been unfamiliar with. The word does become a little hazy if you are away from India. Clic Abroad has done several projects in India and is very proud of its work deeply rooted in India. A photo project recognizing the real community heroes, and calling out their stories is what we at Clic Abroad embarked upon this summer. Our first eye opening encounter was with Usha, 37(name and age changed to protect identity).   Here is what Usha’s day looks like. Usha is...

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Satish and the King Cobra

By Shelby Evans Snake Satish asks me if I want to come closer. I shake my head, “No.” He grabs my forearm and pulls. He crouches behind the King and I do the same. I’m not gonna die in India, I think. Snake Satish tells me that the King has bad eyesight but can sense ground vibration well. I feel an uncontrollable tremor vibrate through my foot, which is supporting me. I’m not going to die here, I think again. We pulled over in a heavily forested area. Each of us clamber out of our jeeps and gather at...

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The Hindu reports on CLIC ABroad

This is an article published in June in The Hindu, one of India’s largest newspapers with a readership of 2.2 million. http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/a-new-world-in-photos/article73257ece21. The article quotes CLIC Abroad founder D.K. Bhaskar, Abraham Baldwin students Shelby Evans and Austin Morris, and ABAC professor Tom Grant. They all traveled to India in May...

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Preview ‘The Captives’

This is a four-minute preview of “The Captives,” a movie about India’s efforts to reduce the human-elephant conflict. The documentary was shot during CLIC Abroad’s visit to Karnataka in March 2014. A 30 minute documentary will be available for showing this...

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