Paul Colombini (India)


Paul Colombini

Paul Colombini (Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group): Paul graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a BA in art history and a BS in international business. He also taught English abroad for several years, first in Japan and then in China. At the time of his fellowship, Paul was studying for a Masters in international development at The American University in Washington, DC. After his fellowship, Paul wrote: "This experience helped me understand India and Indian society and also gave me a greater appreciation of the enormous difficulties of development and grassroots efforts in particular."



13 Aug

Heading Home

The fall semester at American University is fast approaching, and my time with the wastepickers

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Posted Aug 13, 2008

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03 Aug

Meeting the Wastepickers

Every week, members of Delhi’s wastepicker communities gather for meetings to discuss their work, their

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Posted Aug 03, 2008

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17 Jul

Wastepickers at Work

In his thought-provoking book “Whose Reality Counts? Putting the First Last,” Robert Chambers tells us

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Posted Jul 17, 2008

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03 Jul

A Site of Their Own

[youtube]8vcoltAZ7wU[/youtube] NOTE: The videos in this entry are excerpts from the Youtube site I have

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Posted Jul 03, 2008

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26 Jun

Delhi’s Dirty Little Secret

Above: A typical Delhi scene which I pass everyday on the way to work. Many

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Posted Jun 26, 2008

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10 Jun

The Seemapuri Toilet March

[youtube]mpun-MeElbs[/youtube] On June 6th, 2008 the wastepickers of Seemapuri, a suburb of Delhi, won a

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Posted Jun 10, 2008

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03 Jun

The Wastepicker Colony

They literally live in a huge pile of garbage. In a place called Bhopura, a

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Posted Jun 03, 2008

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30 May

The Delhi Commute & Paul in the Time of Cholera

The Delhi Commute [youtube]–NnEZSlWR8[/youtube] Video footage of my auto rickshaw commute through the narrow streets

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Posted May 30, 2008

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18 May

Getting Ready for India

It’s Saturday, May 18th. I’m now at home in Maryland, but in exactly one week

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Posted May 18, 2008

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