Welcome to my blog.
I’m going to be in Ghana with Engineers Without Border from May through August. While I’m over there I’ll be writing stuff about it on this blog. And in the time before I fly over to Ghana I’ll be writing about the work I’ll be doing there, what I’m doing to prepare for it, and my thoughts and ideas about development, development work and activism in general.
Hopefully you’ll find what I have to say interesting enough to follow my posts.
The name of this blog, Jana Ghana Mana, may seem like it’s senseless but there’s actually something to it. Jana Gana Mana is the name of a famous Bengali poem written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1911. (It’s used today as the national anthem of India.) Changing the word Gana to Ghana is meant to be a gesture of solidarity between where I’m from, South Asia, and Ghana.