Sikh Happens!

July 12, 2009

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BY JAMES KING

On Saturday, two of my fellow Cronkite-Europers and I spent more than two hours walking around London’s Hyde Park in search of a protest rally that we had heard about on the Web site Castewatch.com. The site claimed that thousands of Ravidasi Sikhs would be protesting the murder of one of their gurus about a month ago.

We got to the park about 12:30 p.m. and walked around with the assumption that despite the size of the park, there was no way we could possible miss thousands of Sikhs protesting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Back to the Drawing Board

June 3, 2009

BY JAMES KING
EURO-STUDY ABROAD
6/3/09

For me, reporting from a foreign country is like a vacation. It follows the cliché: “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” I like the work. Coming to Ireland and spending a day sightseeing was great, but I’m here to work, and that’s what I’m looking forward to.

Given my affinity for action, travel and leisure, I love the idea of being an international journalist. I always thought that for most stories, physically being there was a luxury but not a necessity, with traveling being one of the perks of the job. Read the rest of this entry »