Morning begins with a 1.5 hour journey via two buses from the Brahmin heart of Madras to the small fishing village of Kovalam. You know you are nearing when you
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
"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
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
Dates: 2nd September – 9th September 2009.
Venue: Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, Chanakyapuri, Delhi.
No. of participants: 19 fellows, 2 full time AIF Staff, Sridar.
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),
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
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
In just a few days, on Sunday, June 28, an historic event will occur in Chennai – the city’s first Pride March. We’ll join Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi (which had
Excuse #1: “I Work for the Youth Center”
The Deep Griha Youth Center is located in a building with many other Deep Griha projects, including a nutrition
This question is impossible to answer. Having lived abroad before, I’ve received it a number of times (insert relevant country/city). There are long and short answers to these friendly queries,
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
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics
is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. — Plato
It was almost unbearable