This past Saturday, my mother and I sat in a packed room in Fremont’s Family Resource Center, gazing at walls covered with traditional Afghan paintings, crafts, and photographs from Afghanistan’s past. Folks had come all the way from San Francisco for the first screening of Little Kabul Stories, an oral history project that documents and […]

There’s a hut on the BR Hills VGKK campus. It rests on top of a large boulder that juts out of the otherwise green hill, on which stray dogs sunbathe during the day. The bricks are saffron orange – they were probably once red—and the roof is of th…

I was planning my post-internship travel yesterday (Ooty, Kochi, Alleppey, Varkala, and more, until I reach the tip of India! woohoo!) and as I was looking over my printed-out itinerary, saw the words: “Arrival: San Francisco, CA.” San Francisco, …

6/23/11 Sitting on the steps of the anganwadi center in Yarakannagadde. The men on the health education team are out of sight, painting health messages in curly Kannada script on the walls of the colony. There is supposed to be a community meeting…

Isabel, Bhargavi, and I have moved to the BR Hills (full name — Biligiriranga Hills. say that three times fast!). We spent Monday doing home visits in the tribal community with a health worker here, so here are a couple photos of 1) the tribal ar…

(I wrote this post on May 25, so some of the info may have changed, but here you go for now… happy reading!) Isabel, Bhargavi, and I are all in our guesthouse at the moment, typing away at our laptops. The monsoons have begun in Karnataka, and las…