Development Debates, Disaster and Assam

As we embrace the ideas of development to embark upon the journey of change one needs to thoroughly understand the inherent debates. The role of traditional knowledge systems, communities and

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Service from Local to Global

Before joining the AIF Fellowship, I completed a year of AmeriCorps service at a family health center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In this role, I worked directly with new moms on

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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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Mindful Development

I have often wondered at what we call sustainable development. It is difficult enough to think about all of this injustice, inequality, and suffering in the world, let alone work

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The Changing Face of India

The Pathanias, my new neighbors since February, are two of the most simplistic and homely people I’ve ever met.  Gargiji, once a Hindi school teacher, always exudes a loving presence

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Listening to the voices of the poor

As a medical student, I’ve spent four years studying the human body, learning fact upon fact about pathophysiology and the treatment of disease, and gaining the knowledge needed eventually serve

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Pani Ki Kahani, Hamari, Zabaani

I share with you now a video .. . about water, sanitation, toilets and how this affects the lives of the approximate 6 million people who live in slums in

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