There are different theories about why cows line the streets of Bhavnagar. Some say the cows wander because of old age and a waning ability to produce milk. Another
In this era of global warming and climate change, everyone is striving towards a clean and safe India. The recent initiative led by the Indian government added to its up-scaling.
A staff meeting was called on the second day of this brand-new year. We went around the room sharing a brief reflection of the past year and some of our
This week, Alumnus AIF Clinton Fellow Gaurang Raval (2012-13) was inducted into the Ashoka Fellowship in Delhi. As an Ashoka Fellow, Gaurang will continue working on Sauhard; a youth development
From my previous post, we were left with concerns and implications from questions raised in a recent office meeting: How far can we actually go in community involvement? How active can
When I first arrived at Avani, I was enchanted by the scarves and textiles on display, with their delicate patterns and deep, rich colors that shimmered and shifted in the light. I
For me, monitoring & evaluation is a push and pull between being social—getting to know the program team whose work I’m studying; and remaining solitary—reading, analyzing, writing. I’m fairly comfortable
The role of the people we work on the field on a day in day out basis is so essential to the change we seek for the community.
My first few weeks at the Naz Foundation (India) Trust felt oddly comforting. I still wasn’t used to the extensive kindness (especially as it relates to food) that people in
Almost exactly a year ago, I submitted two fellowship applications for work in India. I was ready to take on any role either organization would see fit for me and
Good evening, my name is Avan and I served as an AIF Clinton Fellow this past year. I’d like to share a story with you all.
Every morning, at 5:30
What exactly does human trafficking mean, and how does it affect communities in India? Human trafficking implies the unlawful movement or acquisition by improper means, such as of threat or
As time goes on, each fellow develops a special relationship with the topic of their project, be it honey hunting, silk scarves, or millet. In my case, (as odd as
In my previous blog, I discussed the debates around development from the lived experiences of Mr Girin Chetia. The challenges around developing ‘organic leadership’ and ‘ego’ of development actors were