The City that Became Home

When I moved to India in September 2016, I knew that I was embarking upon a transformational year. I knew that simply because I was doing something so out of

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Ten Months of Takeaways

After 10 months in India, I’m left with a collection of evolving thoughts on a number of topics. Here’s a bit of what I’ll take with me.
Service
During our Fellowship

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Incredible India, Indeed

“Ugh, I don’t want to go to India this summer. Can’t we go somewhere more exciting?”
When I was growing up, my parents and I used to make the long

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The Women of BEMPU: Dr. Archana

This Year, I’ve Been Working With BEMPU Health, A For-Profit Social Enterprise That Develops And Commercializes Medical Technologies For Newborns In Low-Resource Areas. We Are A Tech Startup. Most People Think Of

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The Women of BEMPU: Gini

This Year, I’ve Been Working With BEMPU Health, A For-Profit Social Enterprise That Develops And Commercializes Medical Technologies For Newborns In Low-Resource Areas. We Are A Tech Startup. Most People Think Of

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The Women of BEMPU: Mona

This year, I’ve been working with BEMPU Health, a for-profit social enterprise that develops and commercializes medical technologies for newborns in low-resource areas. We are a tech startup. Most people think of

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In Search of Sustainability

Before coming to India, I had worked at a few small non-profit organizations in Philadelphia and New Jersey. I spent hours sitting with mothers in public housing sites in Philly,

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Thank you, Babita

I scrolled through Facebook, looking at pictures of friends in New York, DC, Philly, San Francisco–they were gathered together creating posters for the upcoming Women’s Marches around the U.S. Even though

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Tuesdays at the OPD

Every Tuesday morning, instead of walking to the Bempu office for work, I catch a ride to a children’s hospital in the Southern part of the city. The hospital is a

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Small Windows of Opportunity

Crossing the street is a skill I thought I had mastered when I was five. Look both ways–simple enough. In India, and in Bangalore particularly, it’s more like look left,

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