Seacreatures, shipwrecks, deserted beaches and books: what I read in the Philippines

By Emma


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Tales from the land of Maharajahs, tigers and spices: the books I read in India

By Emma.

India has a space programme. Its defence budget for 2014 is 2.24 trillion rupees (that’s EUR 26.1 billion or US $36 billion). Yet, in India, the level of female illiteracy is heartbreaking. The literacy rate for the lower caste women in rural Rajasthan is less than 5%, the lowest in India.  It’s  something I just can’t understand. The figures rob the room of oxygen. Feeling powerless, I began the search for a charity to support. I chose Educate Girls ( learn more and contribute to change here).


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