Searching for the “Real” India: Cultural Exchange, Dominance,...

As an AIF Clinton Fellow, I’m living and working in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The city, dubbed […]


“When the Sky is Clear, a Mountain Will...

It was dark out when I first reached the Darjeeling hills in the Eastern Himalayan […]


Community Building during Diwali: Hospitality and Kindness in...

When I originally decided that I would both live and work on-site at my host […]


Understanding the Community: Relationship and Ownership

As a social worker, I know that developing a relationship with the community has a […]


Bhojn-Samay: Finding Comfort While Embracing My New Surroundings

To your average Hindi/Urdu speaker, the title of this blog might seem strange or perhaps […]


Finding ‘Masti’ in Sa‘Masti’pur: A Tale of Joy

Ananya’s Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust. ‘Masti’ means joy! The […]


What’s the Deal with Poverty?

A large portion of the world’s inhabitants are poor. What do I mean by “poor”? […]


Being an Indian from the North East: My...

Rachel’s Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust.   “Oh Nagaland? You eat […]


Manita Saves a Life in Rural Jharkhand

One year into my role as CEO at the American India Foundation, I continue to […]


Why Won’t People Openly Talk about Sexual Health...

Women’s reproductive health and hygiene has always been an awkward topic of conversation for the […]


Walk to Freedom: Celebrations for the International Day...

The enthusiasm and energy of thousands gathered to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities […]


RAISEWISE: Empowering Women with Disabilities

“Being severely disabled I never thought exercising was possible for me. After attending sessions under […]

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