Follow Alyce's first experiences below.
The Human Connection
Walking through the local village on a tour with the amazing students from IIJNN, this rowdy group of young men mimicked our Aussie accents with aplomb and brought tears to my eyes with their joyous energy and laughter. THIS is part of what makes being a journalist so rewarding. The human connection. Day one. And my heart is already warm with the energy of India.
These are the 'service women' that keep the wheels of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media turning. I asked if they were happy taking a photo, and in a move that would make Beyonce proud, they got in formation and this beautiful photo is the result. In the 48hrs we have been here, they have been warm and generous with their time and for me, they personify my experience of India so far.
The Rural Farmer
A local rural farmer with his animals playing hide and seek with the camera.