Better Off (Un)knowing

*Thwack*!
Absent-mindedly, I swat another mosquito away that has landed on my arm. I can now trace invisible lines on my body from one bite to another, and even with

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Rethinking Women’s Empowerment

When I told my coworkers, family, and friends that I was going to live in rural India for ten months, the reaction quickly became predictable: raised eyebrows, pursed lips, and

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Here’s My Story: What’s Yours?

I consider myself a storyteller, a wordsmith, a communication expert, a journalist. I seek out narratives in my day-to-day, craft puns in my spare time, accidentally interview my friends mid-casual-conversation.

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A Mic to the Mic-less

Nestled in a quaint village on the outskirts of the jungle in Anjuna, Goa is an old Portuguese house that is the home to a small media organization with a

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Bringing India Home

The final expectation of every Peace Corps Volunteer is to bring the lessons of your host country home. As an AIF Fellow in India, I aim to do the

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Waters of March

I’ve tried to reflect on what I value the most from this fellowship experience. There have been moments of elation, and there have been deep lows. However, all these vignettes

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Peregrination!

I applied for the AIF Clinton Fellowship after doubting myself to an extent that I was sure I will never get through. It was 1:20 am on 30th June, 2016,

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The City that Became Home

When I moved to India in September 2016, I knew that I was embarking upon a transformational year. I knew that simply because I was doing something so out of

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