Alex in India

Alex’s Blog : Week 2

Posted on July 4th, by RuckinRugby in Alex in India, Apprentice Alex, India, Jungle Crows RFC, News. No Comments

First and foremost, apologies for the delay on the blog for my second week of travels in India. Life in Kolkata is very hectic, and you constantly find yourself buzzing around from one place to another, or if you’re Bengali, you just sleep all day – but that could just be the two lads I’m staying with, Arun, Roshan, and Nanda.

To kick off week numero dos we had a bit of inner country travel as myself, Arun, and Roshan caught the night bus to another city in the state of Bengal named Siliguri, which is located in the East part of the state and is nestled between Bangladesh, Nepal, China, Bhutan and Burma. And in all honesty, from the second we stepped foot on the bus I immediately knew that it was going to be no luxurious form of travel … Read More »

Alex’s Blog : Week 1

Posted on June 12th, by RuckinRugby in Alex in India, Apprentice Alex, Jungle Crows RFC, News. No Comments

I have asked Alex to send a Blog each weekend of his trip – here’s the first one …

Week 1, May 23rd – May 30th

After a long 16 hour flight with a typical snoring monster whom fully reclines their seat sat in front of me for the entire journey, I had arrived in Kolkata to be greeted by an immense wave of heat and humidity, but no Paul. So as I wonder around the exterior of the airport in search of a friendly face (as any clueless traveller would), an over friendly Indian man had begun to follow me, as for some reason he’d decided to help me try to find Paul (even though this kind gentleman had no idea who Paul is or what he looks like). When I finally found Paul and started to walk towards him, the … Read More »

Alex the Apprentice is off to India

Posted on May 7th, by RuckinRugby in Alex in India, Apprentice Alex, News. No Comments

On March 1st, Alex Pike (seen here (above) getting stuck in RuckinRugby style for Tiverton v Hayle) started with RuckinRugby as an Apprentice Website Designer through Yeovil College and although it is a far cry from what anyone might describe as a traditional apprenticeship, he has already learned a lot about website design and contributed a lot to the company. He only spends maybe a day a week in the office and we get together for a coffee and a catch up once a week too – time permitting. But Alex is young and he is ‘involved’ in rugby, he is playing it right now for Tiverton Chiefs and Devon Seniors, so his most important contribution to the company is his perspective – and you cannot underestimate the affect an alternative perspective can have on a small company.

In 2009 I went to … Read More »


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