Better Off (Un)knowing

*Thwack*!
Absent-mindedly, I swat another mosquito away that has landed on my arm. I can now trace invisible lines on my body from one bite to another, and even with

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Run for India, Run for AIF

A supporter of American India Foundation in Chicago, Ritu Jain shares her reflections organizing a 5k run to raise awareness and funds for AIF.
By Ritu Jain
I’m a wife,

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The best hug I’ve ever had

The session was called “Trust Fall”, which was a fitting name considering I found myself standing at the edge of stacked tables, hands tied together, with the instructions to fall

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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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From Weddings to Plane Rides

This past Saturday was my sister’s wedding. Several months ago when I first broke the news to her that I was awarded AIF’s Clinton Fellowship for Service in India (and

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Dazed in the Mumbai Maze

Life in Mumbai has been a lot like a board game for me. The past month has gone something like this:
START:
Head to Mumbai for ten months of service

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