"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
It is from the rickshaw that I do much of my observing of Delhi. The long stretches of kilometers that run through back alleys and over six-lane flyovers are
For my AIF Fellowship, I’ve been placed with Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) in Bangalore. AYV is a global initiative aimed to empower underserved youth using digital tools