Posts Tagged ‘India’

Shezeen Suleman’s project was to help ensure the availability of safe and adequate drinking water in Ludiya and surrounding villages. “I brought my thousand page hydrology book from college thinking it would be the best resource I had, and it was utterly useless. I had to re-learn how to learn,” she remembers. Starting with what [...]

Dear Changemakers, Pour in equal measures community immersion, grassroots development, courage, and compassion. Indicorps offers Fellowships for passionate individuals of Indian origin to implement sustainable development projects with community-based organizations across India, to live simply and to embody what it means to “BE THE CHANGE.” Compact it into a year. From Gujarat to Bihar, and [...]

The girls of Bagar continue to inspire me, but where is Bagar? A not-so-quick search on Google Maps reveals a tiny dot in Jhunjhunu district in the particularly conservative Shekhawati region of Rajasthan in Western India. How exactly does one find inspirational girls and women in an environment which seems to be conducive for precisely [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Bhuj, Gujarat Silpa Kaza graduated with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2007 and a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics in 2008. For her fellowship year, Silpa will be partnered with Sahjeevan, focusing on a number of projects designed to alleviate public health issues in [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Rajgurunagar, Maharashtra Shriya Palekar with a Bachelors in Economics and History from Cornell University is paired with Chaitanya in rural Pune district. Shriya’s interest in economic development is being put to good use as she develops a health insurance program from rural women. Chaitanya came into existence when two pioneering women [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Ahmedabad, Gujarat As one of the only premedical students majoring in International Development Studies, Rikin’s interests lie in the realm of healthcare development. His travels have exposed him to life and cultures throughout the world from Buenos Aires to Rajkot. As an August 2009 fellow, Rikin is partenered with Aajeevika Bureau [...]

An elderly woman came into a rural government hospital recently, complaining of a bothersome gynecological problem.  I looked into Hirabai’s weathered, wizened face, and I detected only the slightest trace of worry behind her grin.  She was merely being cautious.  She did not anticipate any major problems.  I hoped she was right, as I watched [...]

Rupa Chilukuri’s The Fourth Monkey was first published in Research Foundation for Governance: in India I first heard about the Fourth Monkey at Kanan’s office.  A colleague and I were sitting in her office and noticed the additional monkey attached to the ubiquitous ‘Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil, See No Evil’ monkey set. Kanan [...]

Letting Go I recently returned from my third Indicorps workshop and what keeps striking me is that time is running out. At this point, there are only 9 weeks left which translates into 5 biweekly reports, a paper entitled “Year-in-Review” and too little time to say goodbye to a community I love. When I return [...]

Get out of the cube (even if only for a few months) . . . And help change India! Indicorps invites YOU, a young Indian professional, to commit your time and skills to India! Young Professionals Initiative (YPI), a new sabbatical program at Indicorps, allows you to meaningfully bring your knowledge and talents to your [...]

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