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  • India’s forgotten people

    “A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of...

American India Foundation

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American India Foundation

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American India Foundation

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  • The Power of Narrative

    This week I had the pleasure of getting to know two amazing people from Ummeed Child Development Center, a narrative therapy center in Mumbai. Narrative therapy is a technique to...

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  • Who shall win the war-Salt or Water?

    A rather bizarre question I know, but it is equally significant in the complex world of natural resources. Resource antagonism has been an old phenomenon that has determined tribal community...

American India Foundation

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  • Dear Binod,

    Dear Binod, About 14 months ago, I sat in front of my laptop with the statement, “Discuss your motivation for applying to this fellowship,” staring me in the face. A...

  • Big Projects, Small Developments: Thinking about Connectivity

    Something interesting happened to me this past month: I became a digital migrant. At some point on January 25 or 26, a large avalanche/landslide struck the area called Shiatan Nallah...

  • She.

      She. Jamshedpur, Jharkhand She came to them in the night. They were scared, at a loss, and gave no consideration to hope, but she sought them out and came....

  • Namak Haram: Treacherous Salt

    It’s the most quotidian of seasonings, squatting primly on virtually every dining table and in every household cupboard. Its grains are unremarkable, innocuous, readily dissolved. Unlike its companion condiments, pepper and...

American India Foundation

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  • A Rea(LIST)ic Reminiscence

    I create lists for everything: to-do lists, quote lists, remember-this-when-you-are-old lists, shopping lists, lists of lists (that was a list in itself…can we say listception?) I’m that kind of person...

  • The Train That Tells

    When I was younger, I suffered from fear of germs. My sister, angel that she is, took it upon herself to help “cure” me of it. One day she pulled...

  • Of Boars and Babies (Part 2)

    The Midpoint conference was quite eventful, if you couldn’t tell already. Midpoint was followed by the thematic conferences where the fellows were divided into three groups of ten and flew...

American India Foundation

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  • Soy Beans and Self Reliance

    Along with a group of other fellows, I attended the AIF Livelihoods Conference that was hosted by Self Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action (SRIJAN), an NGO that improves livelihoods of...

  • Reflections on Digital Equalizer in Delhi

    A supporter of AIF in Chicago, Nick Behl shares his reflections on visiting the Digital Equalizer program in Delhi this winter. The Behl family (Nick and Divya, as newer Chicago...

  • Clinton Fellows attend Midpoint Conference

    The Midpoint Conference is an integral part of the AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India experience, and as the Fellows convene from across India in one location,...

  • The Politics of Cultural Change

    The day begins with a cup (or sometimes two) of chai, followed by the 2 kilometer walk to the school. During the morning assembly, the students are encouraged to announce...

  • What Are We Talking about When We Talk about Conservation?

    “We shall never achieve harmony with the land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations the important thing is not to...

  • Rural Education: More Questions than Answers

    In my lifetime, for as long as I can remember there has been a focus on worldwide universal education. As an ambitious and idealistic 17 year old, I too, believed...

  • “The Immaculate Inception:” When Technology Answers to a Higher Purpose

    Call me a tech skeptic. (A techtic?) Cringe-inducing portmanteaus aside, I generally have very little patience for the world of start-ups and software and shiny newfangled gadgets. I like to think...

American India Foundation

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American India Foundation

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  • My World, My Eyes

    They say picture says a thousand words. Well, I think a picture can express in thousand ways more than anything. It takes a lot to get the perfect shot and...

  • Why Evidence Matters

    The following blog introduces AIF’s new framework of Learning, Evaluation, and Impact by founding Director Dr. Varna Sri Raman. Dr. Raman has more than a decade of experience in social...

  • Those who Hunt Honey

    It takes several hours. Hours to plan ahead with the right questions and to establish the right connections. Hours to drive out to the villages and hamlets hidden within the...

  • In Search of Sustainability

    Before coming to India, I had worked at a few small non-profit organizations in Philadelphia and New Jersey. I spent hours sitting with mothers in public housing sites in Philly,...

  • A Flavor for Learning

    If I had to describe India in one word, I’d say….hmm…that’s a tough one. India is so incredibly diverse in every possible way; culturally, geographically, ethnically, climactically, politically, academically, you...

  • AIF NYC visits the DAG Modern Art Gallery!

    On January 11th, our New York office had the pleasure of visiting the DAG Modern Art Gallery. Originally started in New Delhi, Delhi Art Gallery now has 4 galleries with...

American India Foundation

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  • An Intervention Succeeds with Sacrifices of People behind the Scenes

    What are the qualities in a personality that can determine his ability to become an agent for social change? My professor whose words inspired me – and I have been...

  • Thank you, Babita

    I scrolled through Facebook, looking at pictures of friends in New York, DC, Philly, San Francisco–they were gathered together creating posters for the upcoming Women’s Marches around the U.S. Even though...

  • Sisyphus and the Pigeons

    If you polled the average person who has lived in or visited India on which animal caused them the most consternation, the vast majority would immediately describe a horned bovine...

  • The Education Troopers: A Walk through an Ancient Civilization and a Mystifying Ecosystem – Kutch, Gujarat

    When you have theplas (Gujarati bread) and aloo bhaji (spiced potatoes) packed for breakfast, any day trip is going to be fun. An enthusiastic and energetic bunch of ten AIF...

  • The Empowerment of Women in Rajasthan: AIF Livelihoods Thematic Conference

    A team of AIF Fellows traveled to Rajasthan to visit with social enterprising women from rural villages. In one village, women spoke about their work with the Srijan organization, which...

  • For She Who Tills

    January began with a particularly strong wave of writer’s block. I found myself procrastinate a fair amount and as any dawdler will understand, one can spend hours berating oneself for...

  • A Reflection after Four Months

    My experience these past four months have been filled with many firsts: working and navigating the cultural nuances of an Indian workplace in the context of a rapidly growing team;...

  • Celebrating the Fab Five: My Night at the Indiaspora Gala

    On Tuesday, January 3rd, I had the pleasure of ringing in the new year by attending the Indiaspora gala in Washington, D.C. Over 500 guests composed of political figures, local businesses,...

  • Cyclone Vardah

    Imagine, over the span of 40 years, watching a forest grow from delicate saplings to towering trees. That is the power of nature. Yet, with a strong gust of wind...

  • Reclaiming the Forest

    I had this realization a few weeks ago. For the longest time, I was struggling to connect the dots. In the interviews I was conducting, the events I was participating...

American India Foundation

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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American India Foundation

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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American India Foundation

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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American India Foundation

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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