Unveiling Deep Societal Issues through the Unusual Names of Girls in Rajasthan

In life, an individual’s name transcends mere labelling; it emerges as an integral aspect of […]


What’s in a Language? (Part II)

Like 24% of children in the United States, I grew up in a bilingual household […]


The Reverse Indian Diaspora: Indian Americans Going Back to the Motherland

For as long as I can remember, I have been caught between two identities.  The […]


A Single White Football: How a Community Photography Workshop Encouraged the Emergence of Self and the Ownership of Narratives

In Transit Tales: A Guide for Creating Participatory Photography Projects with Migrants and Refugees, the author recounts […]


Best of Both Worlds: My Journey to the AIF Clinton Fellowship

As a child, I watched Khabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham every night. I memorized Hrithrik Roshan’s […]


Religion and Belonging

Working with an Adivasi (tribal) organization, I’ve taken for granted that someone could count herself […]


7 Reasons Why I’m Tamil

  I was born in West Virginia and grew up in the Ohio Valley. Not […]


JY Day 1: Exploring Nationhood

450 yatris, taking up the entire station – it’s quite a site. Everyone is visibly […]


The Thinking Shoes

I spent the last twenty minutes mesmerized by the meticulous hands of Krishnadas, a cobbler, […]


Personal Inquiry Brief

As I prepare for this next 10 months, my mind racing, my heart pounding I’m […]

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