India: From Enchantment to Appreciation

When I was a little girl, my family had a large house but not always […]

The Power of a Story: Perceptions and Attitudes Towards People with Disabilities

How does a blind person brush his teeth in the morning? How would he be […]

The Hidden Heroes: The Role of NGOs in Public Policy

A few years ago, while I was attending a legal workshop for budding social entrepreneurs, […]

“Looking through the Purdah:” Finding New Possibilities

If I talk about India and its life, easy lines do not do justice to […]

Exploring Kattaikkuttu and an All-Night Performance

As I prepared to interview with Dr. Hanne De Bruin during the matching phase of […]

On Conservation and Climate – Part 2

From October 15-18, I attended the Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) in Bangalore. It […]

Panchayati Divorce: Its Implications and Legal Sanctity

“Is your husband your friend as well?” I asked.* A question that was included in […]

Governing Diaspora: Tibetans in Exile in India

Firstly, as a Tibetan who was born and raised in the U.S., it is an […]

My Experience with Pneumonia: Exploring Emergency Medicine in India

Almost immediately after reaching my AIF Clinton Fellowship placement site in Puducherry, India, I contracted […]

Clearing the Fence: Inclusion, not just Accommodation

 “So… you’re not teaching blind students Braille? Shouldn’t they be focusing on Braille?” “Computers? You […]

Starting an Odyssey in Odisha: Rethinking Gender, Tradition, and Culture

‘Odyssey’ refers to “an important intellectual or physical journey, one which is filled with excitement […]

Applying Design Thinking to Coconut Farming

My journey as an AIF Clinton Fellow placed with a start-up social enterprise in rural […]

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