Bringing Yoga and Meditation to Prisons

Bringing Yoga and Meditation to Prisons

June 20, 2019 |
Author: Parveen Chawla, Yoga and Meditation Instructor
My journey with yoga and meditation started when I was a child. Immediately after birth, I was adopted by my maternal aunt and her husband. At a young age, my adoptive father inspired me to practice yoga postures with him.… Read more
The Ethics of AI and Automated Decisions

The Ethics of AI and Automated Decisions

June 9, 2019 |
Author: Kartik Hosanagar, John C. Hower Professor of Technology and Digital Business, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and author, A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence
Computer algorithms touch our lives every day, from how we choose to purchase products (Amazon’s “People who bought this also bought”) to how we choose movies to watch (Netflix’s recommendations) to whom people date or marry (Match.com or Tinder matches).… Read more
Kolkata Foundation: A Way for Diaspora to Give Back

Kolkata Foundation: A Way for Diaspora to Give Back

June 2, 2019 |
Author: Dhritiman Banerjee, Founder, Kolkata Foundation
"If universities can have global alumni networks that give back, can cities not have the same?” The question struck me at a dinner get-together as the discussion turned to Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta), where I was born. After all,… Read more
Photographing the Indian Diaspora

Photographing the Indian Diaspora

May 25, 2019 |
Author: Preston Merchant, Photographer, Adjunct professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
      A few years ago, I was sitting in the living room of a family of sugar cane cutters on the Fijian island of Vanua Levu. We were outside the mill town of Labasa, deep in the cane… Read more
Staying Sukhi

Staying Sukhi

May 12, 2019 |
Author: Rahul Kulkarni, Co-founder and CEO, The Sukhi Project
  As in many Asian homes, mental health wasn’t spoken about within the walls of my childhood house. Yet mental distress was certainly part of the structure’s foundation. Suffering in silence was almost a tacit badge of honor – this… Read more
Partnership 2020: Expanding U.S.-India Higher Education Cooperation

Partnership 2020: Expanding U.S.-India Higher Education Cooperation

May 6, 2019 |
Author: Rick Rossow, CSIS | Patrick McNamara, University of Nebraska, Omaha | Sher Jan Ahmadzai, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  As we reach the end of the five-year term of the Modi government, there is no dearth of retrospectives reviewing our relationship through the twin prisms of our security relations and our economic relations. However, while our economic and… Read more
Leadership Lessons from a Nonprofit Guru

Leadership Lessons from a Nonprofit Guru

May 3, 2019 |
Author: Alex Counts, Senior Philanthropy Adviser, Indiaspora
During the early months of 2016, I decamped to Key West, Florida to take a break from running mission-driven organizations.  I decompressed from 18 years leading Grameen Foundation and geared up to take the helm at the American India Foundation.  As I prepared… Read more
ImmunifyMe: The Story

ImmunifyMe: The Story

April 28, 2019 |
Author: Neeraj Mehta, CEO and Co-founder, ImmunifyMe
I have been interested in making a social impact since my childhood. I was exposed to the concept early on by my family, who has always been active in doing social good in their community. When I was in university,… Read more