AIF Leadership Conference Speech

I had the privilege to speak on behalf of my fellow education fellows about my experiences thus far during the AIF Leadership Conference where we had the opportunity to

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Basant Aiya!

For the past two months we have been singing a song in morning assembly with the chorus “Basant Aiya”.  I finally asked one of the teachers why we were constantly

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The AIF-APV Connection

(Charlie and I at the SBMA office–NGO affiliated with APV School–in Dehradun)
The past 3 months at APV School have included visits from 3 AIF Clinton Fellow alums (and 1

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Meri Zindagi Ka Ek Din

(photo: Jan.26th–Republic Day)
Friends,
This month I offer you a video-blog: “Meri Zindagi Ka Ek Din”–A Day In My Life.  Mazey Karo!
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On Cold and Community

My Minnesota pride has been severely humbled during the past few weeks of winter weather here in Anjanisain. I am the only person wearing wool socks (most of the

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John Van Rooy-Personal Inquiry

In the summer of 2008 I had a serendipitous encounter with Chad Robertson, AIF Clinton Fellow Class of 07-08, in Delhi.  He had just completed his fellowship at the APV

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Departure

Looking down, ever down, calloused hands scout crusty soil for the sole pewli she pirouettes—a habit of anxiety belying pretenses of stoicism. We know so we smile, in these final

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