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The monsoons hit Chandigarh this week, leaving people soaked and happy that temperatures are once again bearable. As I was leaving my room yesterday, I was met with a number of newly formed “lakes” and “rivers” (read: large puddles of still water and large puddles of moving water). Navigating my way around this to arrive at [...]

Zishan Jiwani is an Indicorps 2011 Fellow partnered with Grampari in Maharasthra. This column was first published May 7, on the Grampari blog.   When I got the news that I was going to Abhepuri, a village in the western part of the Indian state of Maharashtra, for a sanitation project, I logged on to [...]

Click the image below to learn more! Indicorps Newsletter June 2012

“It is lonely. No one listens to me. I haven’t left this house in over 2 years. I have forgotten what the village looks like”. I am sitting inside a small house in Kalale village, 2 hours from Mysore city, Karnataka. Ravi became bedridden 2 years ago, and his condition has gradually deteriorated. With three children, two [...]

Yuvsatta, an Indicorps 2010 Fellowship partner organization, will be holding the Seventh International Youth Peace Fest (IYPF 2012) in Chandigarh. 7th International Youth Peace Fest (IYPF 2012) Promoting the spirit of volunteering among the next generation to bridge the barriers of race, color, religion, nationalities as well as filling the gender and economic divides by [...]

Update on the Indicorps Fellowship Application process: the Application Deadline has been extended to March 10th 2012, 10pm IST. As we reach out to more dedicated and talented individuals of Indian origin, we have decided to extend the deadline to encourage new applicants who have just learned about Indicorps to apply.  We look forward to [...]

What is the value of land? If you asked me this question a year ago when I was living in New York City I would have asked for the dimensions and location of the land, then I would have considered market conditions and provided an estimate. Living in rural India provides me an entirely different [...]



As I was getting prepared to engage in a year-long organic farming project in India, I was constantly getting startling reactions from concerned family members; not because of the difficulties that would naturally arise from launching my project, but because I was going to Bihar. “Picture a Clint Eastwood western. That’s Bihar. Everybody carries guns [...]

Interested in learning more about the Indicorps Fellowship? We’re holding outreach events in various locations throughout India. Join us, learn more! Chennai on Feb 16, 2012 at 6:30pm outside Spaces opposite Besant Nagar beach. Please note, if you are running late, the interface will not be at Spaces, but at the beach across the street, [...]

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