Life Skills Day, Every Day

In the late morning of November 20th, 2018, 34 parents and teachers from throughout Bangalore […]


Foregrounding Adversity: Dissecting ‘Pathos,’ a Mode of Persuasion

Recently, while browsing the internet on my cell phone I was met with an advertisement. […]


“Chai, Anyone?” Exploring Workplace Culture in India

It’s been a little more than four months since I’ve been in India as an […]


“A Recipe to Thrive:” How the Shared Ownership of Stories Changes the Script of Adversity

“Package for you, Christopher, sir.” I look up from my work station. Hovering before me […]


The Power of a Single Word: Passion

The movie credits start rolling as tears fall down my cheeks. I am feeling sad, […]


 It’s Actually Us Who are the Ones with the Disability”

 Tsering’s Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust. “It’s actually us who […]


The Doctor Will See You (Literally Right) Now

In India, I’ve gotten used to certain things happening slowly. “Quick trips” to the grocery […]


Tale of Aspirations – Past, Present and Future

Before starting the AIF Clinton Fellowship, I had the opportunity to visit a village in […]


Service from Local to Global

Before joining the AIF Fellowship, I completed a year of AmeriCorps service at a family […]



I anticipated many emotions during my final week in Bangalore: sadness, relief, uncertainty, and nostalgia. […]

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