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
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
“Auntie, may I have some water?”
Each day, empty 2 litter bottles exchange hands from me to my landlord. A smile stretches across her face while I await the
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.
My alarm went off on that Wednesday night at 10:15 pm, and although I wasn’t asleep, I just needed to make sure I logged in on time for this Skype
Yes, I know, the first thing that might come to your mind after reading the title – Banker to the Poor is Dr. Yunus. Banker to the Poor is the autobiography
The word just sounds welcoming, like a soft, verbal hug. Oftentimes, the second syllable lasts longer than the moment shared between passersby, as if to not only offer an approaching
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
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
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
Serve, Learn, Lead.
Behold, our fellowship motto. To me, this motto is much more than a list of actions that we as AIF fellows engage in. It speaks to the
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,
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
When I write things like blog posts, I try very hard to highlight the big lessons I’ve learned. I try to say something essential (literally “of the essence”) of my