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
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
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
“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
At a young age, we learned that we have five demarcated senses and we are lucky if each one is intact – seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. From the
After work the other week, I had a craving for chai (which, admittedly, is less of a craving now and more of a necessity to function) and stopped at my
Every day I take a 30 minute rickshaw to work – usually these rides are uneventful, marked by abrasive rickshaw drivers with poor hearing. Today, however, was the exception. I
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