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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A Trip Up the Mountain

Finally, my apartment in Darjeeling is all set up. I have a place to store my clothes, the necessary cooking implements, and curtains to help keep the first sunshine in

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Solutions Laundered

 
I have been terrible at keeping up with blogging! There has been so much that has happened in the last four months. I got really into watching volleyball at

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Myths and Legends

There is a new form of entertainment in town: lungten sung (myths, legends). The Lost Stories Project, run by the NGO Acoustic Traditional, seeks to preserve the oral knowledge and

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The Rules of Making a Mixtape

 
“The making of a compilation tape is a very subtle art.  Lots of do’sand don’t.  First of all you are using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel.”

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Just a bit.

The walk from the Shodhgram central square to the gate is my favorite, because it is the coolest part of the campus. The trees that line the walkway create the

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A Multitude of Experiences New

“The spectacle [of Calcutta] is altogether the most curious and magnificent I have ever met with.”- William Bentinck, 1805
Right from the moment I entered the city, I hear the

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and we’re off!

The months since being accepted as a Clinton Fellow seemed to drag on forever, yet I feel like these last two weeks got sucked up in a high-power super

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Fate or Not

I first visited India in 2005 as part of a study abroad program my sophomore year of college. I was sophomoric in more ways than just the collegiate sense, as I

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