On Friday, March 9th, three distinguished artists came to perform at the Slosberg Music Center. MusicUnitesUs invited the celebrated Afghan rubab player Homayun Sakhi, the internationally acclaimed sarod artist Ken Zuckerman and the highly popular tabla player Salar Nader in an effort to bring together Afghan and North Indian raga. The concert was an experiment [...]
The following pictures were taken by Brandeis-India Initiative Fellow Melissa Donze ’12. Melissa worked in and around Bangalore with MILANA, a small organization founded by HIV-positive women that offers psycho-social support, nutritional and home-based counseling, familial and children’s services, prevention and outreach work, as well as advocacy for the rights of those living with HIV.
Students and faculty gathered in the Mandel Center for the Humanities last Monday evening, enjoying a delicious Indian buffet and catching up with friends and colleagues while Brandeis-India Initiative Fellows shared stories from their summers abroad in India. Students David Wilkerson ’12, Jessica Christian ’13, Nusrath Yusuf ’13, and Chenyu “Terry” Li ’14, spoke of their diverse experiences [...]
Program: Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management Year of Graduation: 2013 Hometown: Bihar, India Previous Education: Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Delhi, M.A. in Environmental Studies from TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) Award: Feldman Fellowship “I traveled across India [for the past] [...]
The following photos were taken by David Wilkerson ’12. David is a Brandeis-India Initiative Fellow who worked in Bangalore and traveled to other areas as part of a Health Team service project internship with Yuva for Sewa, or Youth for Service. The organization is dedicated to providing community-based outreach to the poor and underprivileged; David specifically worked [...]
Summer break and the incredible experiences traveling students and faculty embark upon remains among the most exciting and useful aspects of life in any university. Rarely does the opportunity come up to hear about the experiences of others, however: a gap the event “What Did You Do Last Summer?” aimed to close. Sponsored by the [...]
The following photos were taken by Nusrath Yusuf ’13 and her fellow internship colleagues. Nusrath is a Brandeis-India Initiative Fellow who worked in Delhi and traveled to other areas with an internship with Operation ASHA. The organization aims to eradicate tuberculosis from third world countries and works in impoverished regions to provide cost-effective tuberculosis treatment. [...]
David Wilkerson ’12 is a 2011 Brandeis-India Fellow who spent this summer in Bangalore, India. He is majoring in the Premedical Program and Anthropology with a minor in South Asian Studies. The piece below is an entry from his journal. 16 June 2011 I’ve been quite busy the last couple of days. Most of this [...]
The entry below is by Terry Li ’14. Terry is a Brandeis-India Initiative Fellow who worked in Dharamsala, India this summer with Love Volunteers. As a Chinese student, I spent ten years studying at government schools in China. Since elementary school, our teachers told us that Tibet was, and would always be, part of China. [...]
This article has been reposted, by permission, from Samantha Grosser ’12′s blog “a redhead in India”. Click here to see the original entry. You can also view her final presentation here. Over the summer I worked at John Paul Slum Development Project, an NGO that strives to “enhance the lives of the downtrodden in Pune.” [...]
The entry below is by Chenyu “Terry” Li ’14. Terry is a Brandeis-India Initiative Fellow who worked in Dharamsala, India this summer with Love Volunteers. You can see photos from Terry’s explorations in India here. I would never expect my experience in India to be this exciting yet meaningful. It was not my first time [...]
The photos below were taken by Chenyu “Terry” Li ’14 and his internship colleagues. Terry is a Brandeis-India Initiative Fellow who worked in Dharamsala, India this summer with Love Volunteers. Read Terry’s initial blog entry: First impression of India.
Brandeis and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management have formed a beginning partnership with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in Delhi, India: an institution devoted to climate change and sustainability. Nine TERI students — civil servants in the Indian government — have just completed a seminar at the Heller School. On July [...]
This entry has been reposted, by permission, from Samantha Grosser ’12′s blog “a redhead in India”. Click here to see the original entry. After two weeks and two days in India, the best way I can describe this experience is in one word: crazy. When I arrived in Mumbai, I was struck by the heat [...]
This entry has been reposted, by permission, from Jessica Christian’s blog “Masala Chat”. Click here to see the original entry. Approximately 70,000 children are affected by HIV in India. The numbers for adults are even higher. As a leading nation in HIV transmission, India is at odds with its urge to grow and yet its [...]