Daily Archives: April 25, 2009

Craigslist: Volunteer in Hampi

While volunteer programs with a fee make me slightly uncomfortable, this looks interesting…

As seen on craigslist:

August 17 – August 30, 2009
September 14 – September 27, 2009
October 12 – October 25, 2009

Located in the central part of the state of Karnataka, in the southern part of India, Hampi is definitely one of the most interesting travel destinations on the map of India. It is famous for its ruins belonging to the erstwhile medieval Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagar, now declared a World Heritage site. The temples of Hampi, its monolithic sculptures and monuments are breathtaking. The Hindu style of architecture found at Hampi speaks of the splendor of the Vijayanagar Empire.

The volunteer projects in Hampi will concentrate on the protection of the cultural heritage site and on creating awareness among the locals and the tourists. The volunteers will be involved in planting trees and plants, thereby converting dry areas into beautiful spots for an eye to rest on. The project activities will include physical work and will require a lot of creativity and motivation from the volunteers to convey the message through drama, plays, etc.

Volunteers should be 18 years old and over

For more details and to see other projects in India please visit: www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-india.htm

For volunteer opportunities in other countries: www.cadip.org, t. 604-628-7400

Daily Mail: Yoga Granny

The yoga supergran who can still assume the lotus position… at the age of 83
By Mail Foreign Service at Daily Mail
Last updated at 8:17 AM on 24th April 2009

Yoga instructor Bette Calman may be 83, but she’s still bending over backwards to spread the benefits of the ancient Indian discipline.

The nimble grandmother can really pull some shapes and with her set hair and pearl earrings she looks as glamorous as Greta Garbo in a pink jumpsuit.

With 40 years of teaching under her belt, the Australian wonder is living proof that a lifetime’s dedication to yoga will keep you flexible as a rubber band.  read more