‘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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Understanding India: Around the Coffee Plantation

A few days into the trip we ventured into the coffee plantations. Wild elephants kept meandering through the coffee plantations looking for sustenance they could not find in the forests. We traveled here specifically for these wild elephants, trying to determine why they came into the plantations, how farmers deal with the costly invasion of a troupe of elephants, what...

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UNDERSTANDING INDIA: RANGANATHITTU BIRD SANCTUARY

It was like a scene from Jurassic Park. Our group piled into a boat with bench seats and a canopy, each of us accessorized with some combination of cameras, tripods, monopods, go pros and life vests. One man rowed us in between small islands, all occupied by exotic and unusual birds. Crocodiles sunbathed on giant, half submerged stones, and bats swung lazily from tree...

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UNDERSTANDING INDIA: MYSORE PALACE

From 1399 to 1974 Maharajas lived in Mysore Palace. Featuring unique architecture, sprawling lawns and eight different temples, the palace is often referred to as a fort. The current palace is actually the fourth to be built at this location, the previous structure was burned down in 1897. The other iterations of the Mysore palace were destroyed by lightning strike,...

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Understanding India: Chennakesava Temple

The Chennakesava Temple (ಶ್ರೀ ಚೆನ್ನಕೇಶವ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ) is a dead temple. People no longer visit this temple with the intention of worshipping, so instead it functions as a museum. The temple is dead because it has sustained damaged. Several carvings have been chipped and a variety of invaders (the British, vandals) have removed full...

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U.S. Embassy India Praises CLIC Abroad

Recently the U.S. Embassy India on Facebook offered praise to CLIC Abroad for bridging students in America to India. See a screenshot of the post below or click this link to see it on Facebook so you can like it too! Using photography, CLIC Abroad pairs Indian & American youth for mentoring projects, entrepreneurship & to foster int’l… Posted by...

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