Seva Mandir

I’m the kind of person that likes to be an active member of my community, wherever or for however long I find myself there. Engaging in community activities is a

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Spare Some Change

When my grandmother tells me stories about her life, she reiterates: "The biggest curse is to live in a time of change." I’ve always understood my grandmother’s aversion to change

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Garhwali Morning

Before the first adhan or alarm, you wake. Even the warmest blood cowers from this cold, but Sirius paces the Greater Dog along the horizon, invigorating. Shuffling feet interrupt the

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Chennai

It all started by running in heels.
I spent my first few days in Chennai horrified by the danger in which adolescent boys and young men put themselves to catch

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Roshan Vikas

Last week I sat on the floor with a task force we’ve formed at Roshan Vikas and led a discussion on business development. Anyone could see I stuck out like

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Interaction: Revised

Part of learning new things is doing them wrong. Sometimes repeatedly. But too often, we celebrate our successes while cowering from our failures. Failures are valuable and deserving of appropriate

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The Top Down (Approach)

I remember reading the vault guide and always wondering when in real life I would ever use the “top down” vs. “bottom up” approach.
And today, as I sat in

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Dream Connect – Part 1

Time flies by way too fast and I just like all the other AIF Fellows, have the unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of hundreds to thousands of youth

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Maher

“Hamare gar mai Papa ne Mummi ko bhot mara” “In our house, Father hit Mother a lot”
“Is liye Aap ithar hai, naa?” “That’s

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