The ‘As’ in ASHA

Public health programmes have a long history of working with community health workers. In India, Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHAs) are health workers selected from the village and trained to

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The Need of the Hour

When I first started working in this NGO after Orientation I realized the need of the hour in the Indian development sector are qualified and dedicated professionals. Through the AIF

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The Perfect Mix

It’s 9:30am and a Shaishav staff member is flying down the streets of the Kumbarwada slum on their bike as I grab onto the seat behind them. We are on

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So Much to Learn, So Little Language

My project is with Bhasha, known in Gujarat as Bhasha Sansodhan Prakashan Kendra (Language Research and Publication Center). Bhasha works with tribal and adivasi (indigenous communities) in India. There are

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Run for India, Run for AIF

A supporter of American India Foundation in Chicago, Ritu Jain shares her reflections organizing a 5k run to raise awareness and funds for AIF.
By Ritu Jain
I’m a wife,

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A different kind of aspiration

Over the weekend, micro Home Solutions hosted a workshop for students from the University of Minnesota, who are visiting Delhi for three weeks in order to understand broadly the challenges,

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The Jigsaw Puzzle

It’s been two months since I moved here, and Delhi is still to me a city that is indescribable to a frustrating extent. Any word you use to describe it

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Living by Yourself

 
Moving to a foreign city, where I have no family or relatives present, I have had to create a new community for myself. Strangers have become my friends.

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Mindfulness in Action

345am. Awaken to the darkness of night. A time when all else sleeps except the teachers of APV school and the crickets.  Sitting in silence with one’s body, breath and

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