On my last (and most memorable) night in India, I attended a Shabbat service at the 400-year old Pardesi Synagogue in the Jew Town section of Fort Cochin. The synagogue was so much more beautiful at night than it was during the day. The tourists w…

45 minutes after our final presentations with Dr. Sudarshan, the head of Karuna Trust, I traded in my salwar suit and outdated copy of “A Practical Guide to Labour Management” for non-wrinkling travel pants, a t-shirt, and Lonely Planet’s guide to…

I think I missed one of my blogging days so I thought I’d share some of my recent thoughts on the ethical dilemmas I’ve spent a lot of my time at their hospital that specializes in maternal care and deliveries. The experience has been absolutely f…

A steel gate divides the two divisions of the First Referral Unity (FRU) hospital. One side is the government-run trauma wing, crowded with men, women and children seeking some sort of emergency care. On the other side of the gate Karuna Trust run…

After two weeks of being in India, most of the transitional confusion has subsided and I have a good vision of what I’ll be doing with the rest of my time here with Karuna Trust. My goal is to assess the tribal community outreach programs that ope…