By Alia Dharssi
Farida Begum’s face lights up as she talks about the day, four years ago, when she and her husband brought home a cycle rickshaw. To celebrate, they
1. The buffaloes bathe more than the people do
No, I don’t bathe everyday. And I am proud of it. You are lucky if you see me pouring a bucket
It goes without saying that all AIF Fellows, Americans and Indians alike, will undergo cultural exchange during the fellowship. Our placements across this vast and diverse country ensure us the
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
During my first year of law school, I took a class called Public International Law in which we studied human rights and the remedies that exist for human rights violations.
Today marks one month since I started my journey in India. Thirty days ago, I landed in New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport with three bags and my most cherished companion,
Life in Delhi can often be overwhelming. But one point of stability has been my placement at Breakthrough. Going in I was nervous transitioning into a foreign workplace but the
Living in tropical Goa can be the best and worst of both worlds. On the one hand there are beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees, and lush green rice fields.
It’s been hard to describe this experience to family and friends at home. Words like: busy, bright, stinky, noisy, confusing, colorful, consuming, unstable, joyful, devastating, dirty, historic, treacherous, enlightening, frustrating,
City of Joy
I looked into the eyes of a rapist at a criminal court case hearing on a Friday afternoon in September. I kissed the tomb in which Mother
I finished my meeting at Hengasara Hakkina Sangha (HHS) (a women’s rights group in Bangalore doing capacity building trainings for women’s collectives, reforming institutions and services, and working on other
JAI HIND! INDIA! INDIA! INDIA!
For long, India’s enthusiasm for cricket has been second to none, and since last Saturday, their ability to play the game is also second to
Amazing how three little pieces of plastic with a string of random numbers can really affect your life. Plastic makes life-vests, helmets, and debit cards, three things you wouldn’t want
I sat in on a meeting today with a man who runs an NGO dedicated to reducing traffic fatalities. At the end of the meeting he showed a slide-show that