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Mid-Year Public Progress Report Bakhel, Rajasthan Indicorps 2011 Fellow   Community and NGO Background   This year, I am serving in Bakhel, a small subsistence-farming village in Rajasthan’s Udaipur District. The Bakhel community includes about 200 families spread over five mountainous hamlets. I have been living with one of these families for the past three [...]

28.01.2012

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By Preethi Sundaram “Let’s give the villagers soup – we’ll start a soup kitchen.” “I’m going to bring sprouts to the school today – they kids can eat it and be healthy.” Great ideas- except one thing. Nobody understands what you’re talking about. International development, grassroots field work, poverty alleviation are all very trendy words [...]

Thinking now about why I wanted to do the Indicorps fellowship feels like trying to remember something from a past life. It’s a bit hazy and very diluted by what the year would eventually become. I remember that I wanted to challenge myself, I wanted to do service, and more than anything, I wanted to [...]

The toughest Fellowship program in India invites dedicated individuals of Indian origin who are willing to challenge themselves to serve with humility and pride. If you are ready to test your mettle, your worth, your purpose, come apply. Are you ready to put all you have got on the line? We are looking for individuals [...]

Update on the Indicorps Fellowship Application process: the Application Deadline has been extended to March 27th 2011, 11:59pm EST. Good luck to all the applicants and we look forward to reading your submissions soon!

My experiences are so interspersed and polarized that I can’t find a way to share them in an earnest manner. So instead I’m going to talk about what I’ve learned, with the hope it provides just a little insight into my experiences thus far. It’s not a conventional message, but I hope it means something to you.

On average, men in India urinate six times a day, whereas women in India urinate only twice. If both men and women are supposedly both born free and equal, barring a ‘Y’ factor, one would wonder what produced such a vast difference. It’s the same reason women traditionally have not been allowed to run, laugh [...]

I am on the side of the road in rural Andhra Pradesh with nothing but twenty rupees in my hand (the equivalent of 50 U.S. cents). I am surrounded by palm trees, small shops, and photoshop-brightened-green grass. The smell of salt water and fish wafts toward me, reminding me how close I am to the Indian Ocean. Never mind how I got here by myself or why I wasn’t clever enough to bring a phone—it’s a long story. The important part is what happens next.

As a graduate of the University of Michigan, August 2009 Fellow Mansi Goyal reflects on one of many bus rides that prompted her to think about everyday life in a new way. Based in Sakad, Mansi is partnered with Adharshila Learning Centre and focuses on teaching math and science through active learning methods. I race [...]

The fourth workshop for Indicorps 2009 Fellowship class in May 2010 encompassed visits to Sevagram (Wardha) and Lok Biradari Prakalp (Gadchiroli). The Indicorps Fellowship’s second annual pilgrimage to Central India in the sweltering heat is a testimony to the Indicorps values and resilience, and has earned us respect and friends in the region. The serenity [...]

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