Wealth from Waste & Rags to Riches.

Such are the catchy titles used to introduce social-upliftment based waste management projects in India. Recycling, composting and "going-green" are hot words that generate much social and financial capital for

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Eating by the Rules

"I can’t come to south India," my friend joked over the phone from Mumbai. "They eat with their hands."
I laughed. Eating etiquette is the only thing I cannot handle

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A Coconut Saga in Three Parts

Part I: Where Our Hero Innocently Undertakes a Leisurely Journey and Discovers His Destiny.
Navratri was my awakening to Uttarakhandi Marshallese-ness and the beginning of a Karmic quest that fulfilled

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Chennai Fellows – Sunday Brunch

A brunch hosted by Sridar Iyengar, AIF Trustee with AIF William J Clinton Fellows from various years; (from left to right) Elyse (2009-10), Nicole (2009-10), Payal (2003-04),

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Bhuj

This past week marked my one-month anniversary here in Bhuj, Gujarat. As a Gujarati (albeit, American born), I myself had to search google maps to figure out where exactly Bhuj

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Mumbai

There was one thing struck me right away when I arrived in Mumbai, marking the beginning of my 10 month fellowship with the American India Foundation.  That one thing was

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Only in India, by Pooja Bhatia

Only in India…
…can people pronounce my name better than I can.
…will a Catholic woman step aside so that a Sikh can be sworn in as Prime Minister by

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