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Vasundhara Saravade

Student, blogger

I am a 21 year old from Mumbai studying Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. Being passionate about the environment, I like to write on global warming, climate change and anything that inspires me to connect these topics to the real world. Sometimes, I regress and write about personal experiences such as culture shock and going to live abroad as a teen. I believe that education is key and therefore spent the past year honing my teaching skills by being a Peer English Conversation Leader to fellow international students at Carleton University. I co-run the Carleton University Students for the Environment Club and write for Times of India during my spare time. In my summers, I intern for NGOs, consulting companies and government agencies. This summer, I am doing my first internship abroad, at the UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID) based in Jakarta. Follow my blog at

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The Iron Sky: Why We Must Battle Climate Change To Win The War On Terror

Terrorism isn't caused by an act of war or a fundamentalist speech -- it is caused by the inequalities that countries have faced in the past as well as the ones they are facing today. Inequalities that only get exaggerated by problems like climate change. Religion isn't at the root of terrorism, it is scarcity of resources and a lack of empathy. Nothing illustrates this as well as the story of Syria.
25/12/2015 8:27 AM IST
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10 Things to Do If You Feel Lonely Abroad

This summer when I moved to Jakarta for an internship, loneliness reared its ugly head. Since I was going to be living in Jakarta for only three months, it became hard to establish stable support systems. And for the first time, I was completely by myself. I made friends, but there were times when being my sense of loneliness became overwhelming. But I made it through. So I decided to catalogue my journey in 10 steps that could help you.
05/08/2015 8:19 AM IST