When I arrived to Leh, apart from the starkness to the beauty and verticality of the surrounding peaks, I was struck by the birdlife around me. In part intrigued, part
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
The scenes of towering hills come into view while the dust of the plains settled as the car meanders up this hill, then down and then repeats onto the next
“Education is the manifestation of perfection already in a man.”
In a world of inequity, education often acts as a means for the less privileged to self-actualize. In
Back in the middle of October, I began doing field work for my project. As part of my work plan, 100 surveys would need to be administered, interviews from girls
It’s 9:30am and a Shaishav staff member is flying down the streets of the Kumbarwada slum on their bike as I grab onto the seat behind them. We are on
My project is with Bhasha, known in Gujarat as Bhasha Sansodhan Prakashan Kendra (Language Research and Publication Center). Bhasha works with tribal and adivasi (indigenous communities) in India. There are
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.
Unfortunately my life is not like the movie ‘Wake Up Sid’, and no, I am not ‘Dreaming in Hindi’
….But maybe that’s okay.
I. Bear with me (first an
Dombivli is a city of secret streets. Hidden passages lead between apartments from one road to another, conveniently avoiding the congestion and traffic in between. While I have visited many
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. In some cases, however, a picture is worth even more. Like the Grand Canyon—you can write about or talk
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.
I have no idea what time it is. My watch says it’s 3:45 am, but it’s daylight outside the nearest window and, regardless, it’s not clear what time zone
This past month I took advantage of the Fellowship “exposure visit” and made the train journey to Jaipur to meet with fellow education Fellow, Stephanie Dorman, at her NGO—Digantar. Jaipur—The