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
When I first started working in this NGO after Orientation I realized the need of the hour in the Indian development sector are qualified and dedicated professionals. Through the AIF
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
Imagine it’s night time, the sun has set. You are walking along a dimly lit road in a small town. A distant light helps you navigate the path. The noisy
By Alia Dharssi
Farida Begum’s face lights up as she talks about the day, four years ago, when she and her husband brought home a cycle rickshaw. To celebrate, they
One of my favorite movies is Paris Je T’aime. It is a series of vignettes set in various quarters of the city, each with its own distinct story and personality.
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
As an auntie jabbed her elbow deeper and deeper into the small of my back in an effort to propel me further into the mass of humanity waiting to enter
City of Joy
I looked into the eyes of a rapist at a criminal court case hearing on a Friday afternoon in September. I kissed the tomb in which Mother
My first two months in India have been an absolute rollercoaster. I have slowly managed to figure out how to juggle my dual identity as an Indian American in India.
When we were told repeatedly during orientation to “expect the unexpected,” I kept wondering what exactly that would end up meaning. As soon as I arrived in Madurai I started
Ever since I learned about being accepted for the William Clinton Fellowship for Service, I have thought about all that I will gain from this experience: learning how I can