Of Boars and Babies (Part 2)

The Midpoint conference was quite eventful, if you couldn’t tell already. Midpoint was followed by the thematic conferences where the fellows were divided into three groups of ten and flew

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Why Evidence Matters

The following blog introduces AIF’s new framework of Learning, Evaluation, and Impact by founding Director Dr. Varna Sri Raman. Dr. Raman has more than a decade of experience in social

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What the future holds

The past few weeks have included a healthy dose of self reflection, especially as people have started asking, “So, what will you do after the fellowship?” A simple question

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The Price of Human Rights Work

When you work in human rights, you see a lot of sad faces. A ten-year-old girl describing when she was raped. A father explaining that his son was murdered.

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When Women Fight Back

 
Violence is not for me. Scenes of real-life fighting and bloodshed make me uncomfortably anxious. Sometimes even a little nauseous.  Conflict may be an inevitable part of life… but

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7 Reasons Why I’m Tamil

 
I was born in West Virginia and grew up in the Ohio Valley. Not many Indians can claim that. (And if you know another Indian from West Virginia, chances

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Festival Season

It is festival season here in India, and man do Indians know how to celebrate.  From Navratri and Durga Puja, to Dusshera and Eid, there has been a steady stream

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