Rust and Glass

After navigating a particularly tight squeeze between two homes on, what I’m assuming was, a walking path, our truck came to a stop in the middle of a small hamlet.

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Of Plums and Horizons — Part I

It had been a grueling three hours of uphill, crisscross, back-and-forth travel. Especially for a person prone to motion sickness. Before the engine started, I procured some medicine from a

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Memory Marg

I left my home-away-from-home in August 2014. I took one last bite of stuffed naan at Hotel King’s Corner, enjoyed one last rickshaw ride down JLN Marg, and for one

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The LAMP Delivery System

The objective seemed straightforward on its face: “To reduce the extent of child migration and ensure that all the children ages 6–14 years attend school for the entire academic year.”

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Bachau and Back Again — Part III

I always know when I’ve reached Kachchh—the landscape dramatically changes. Where there once was scrub brush and sandy dunes in nebulous patterns, now there are perfect squares of blue-white crystals,

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Sisyphus and the Pigeons

If you polled the average person who has lived in or visited India on which animal caused them the most consternation, the vast majority would immediately describe a horned bovine

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Bhachau and Back Again — Part II

I had only been in Ahmedabad for nine days when the LAMP (AIF’s Learning and Migration Program) Gujarat team told me that I would be traveling to Kachchh district the

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