Author: Maegan Gillespie

Maegan GillespieMaegan is in her final semester of a Bachelor of Journalism and Communications (Public Relations) and is a member of the UQ in Jaipur team for 2017. Along with studying fashion journalism in Italy, Maegan has worked with Queensland Magazines, GCMag, 4ZZZ radio, P4 Group and Invigorate PR. Going forward, Maegan hopes to pursue her passion for journalism.

The People and their Puppets

Maegan Gillespie- October 19, 2017

In the heart of Jaipur, India, lives a community like no other. The Kathputli Colony or 'puppet makers slum' have been crafting Kathputli puppets for ... Read More

Deafening Silence

Maegan Gillespie- October 19, 2017

India's children are facing an epidemic of abuse, with 53% of Indian children having experienced sexual abuse. Yet the people are silent, government initiatives are ... Read More

“I don’t know what that is”

Maegan Gillespie- October 19, 2017

India's ignorance surrounding autism, a spark exploration into the impact stigma has on autistic children in India.   Read More

The Cracks in ‘Gem City’

Maegan Gillespie- September 25, 2017

The scams that undermine Jaipur's gem production trade. How local street sellers use the popularity of Rajasthani gems in an attempt to exploit tourists. (more…) Read More