As an organization that has been in the community for 25 years, building strong relationships with other organizations in the area and creating a great rapport with government agencies has
My project consisted of collecting the narrative of Valmiki women in Ahmedabad City. While collecting and listening to their stories during my daily trips to their homes, places of employment
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.
My Father’s Name
One of my first overnight field visits was in the Bellary district of northern Karnataka where my team oversaw sanitation initiatives in several schools. Driving from
My arrival to Madanapalle was a time of personal and professional change for my mentor. She had lost her husband 8 months prior and was slowly adjusting to the change
Being in a group is hard. Not always sure what I can offer. What my place is.
I flourish in intimate conversations with strangers,
yet struggle to show up within
I awoke earlier than usual. It was my final day at the resort, and I knew that I wanted to make my last morning count—to go higher than I had
Does shame make us healthier?
I felt a deep sense of discomfort as I watched a government school teacher ask a young girl stand up in morning assembly and
A supporter of American India Foundation in Chicago, Ritu Jain shares her reflections organizing a 5k run to raise awareness and funds for AIF.
By Ritu Jain
I’m a wife,
By Alia Dharssi
Farida Begum’s face lights up as she talks about the day, four years ago, when she and her husband brought home a cycle rickshaw. To celebrate, they
A lot of my time studying child malnutrition in rural Rajasthan has been spent figuring out what children are actually eating and in what quantities. One of the ways that
At 6am every morning, Divya Bachupally leaves home to travel to the Lemon Tree’s Red Fox Hotel. As a Guest Service Associate, she begins the day by attending to guests
Ashvini Parmar’s father dreamed that his daughter would one day become an engineer. Unfortunately, he never had the chance to see his daughter grow up beyond grade school as he
With a graceful ease, Nisha Chavda switches on her tablet, clicks on the computer icon, and turns up the volume. Today, she is learning about measuring temperature at different scales.