Author Archive

Niki’s Reflection

Niki’s Reflection

Niki is a rising sophomore studying Political Science, Philosophy, and Human Rights. This summer at Aarti Home was her first time travelling to a different continent and engaging in NGO work. This video is a small compilation of some special moments I was able to capture on camera. It doesn’t capture the jokes shared, the obstacles faced,…

dosti2018, Homepage

Learning How to Dance (Together)

Learning How to Dance (Together)

Anima is a rising junior studying Human Biology. She volunteered at AGN School this summer. By the third chime of the bell, I am halfway out the door, still laughing at the hilarious stories my 8th grade English class wrote today. Then a final wave goodbye, and I am flying down the stairs of Appu…

dosti2018, Homepage

My Stories of Aarti

My Stories of Aarti

Shikha is a rising sophomore hoping to study environmental engineering. She volunteered at Aarti Home this past summer. (she also sent this mid-week checkin: As Snoop Dogg/Notorious B.I.G. said and I have *edited*, “Ain’t no party like an Aarti party cuz an Aarti party don’t stop… and sometimes you don’t know when it starts either…”) On our…

dosti2018, Homepage

“This is India*”

“This is India*”

Jianna is a rising sophomore, and planning to study Product Design or Economics. She spent this past summer at Aarti Home. *India as I, a Filipino-Chinese-American on my first visit to the country, have come to know it. On our five hour car ride to Kadapa, I cannot tear my eyes away from looking out the…

dosti2018, Homepage

Catherine’s Reflection

Catherine’s Reflection

Catherine is a rising sophomore studying Biology and Art Practice. She volunteered at AGN School this summer, and took these beautiful photos of her time in Tamil Nadu!

dosti2018, Homepage

Ethics, Privilege, and Utility

Ethics, Privilege, and Utility

Chloe is a rising sophomore majoring in International Relations and minoring in Human Rights and Modern Languages.She previously was a teaching assistant with Teach for India in Pune, India. This summer, she volunteered at Aarti Home.   My dedication to the United States’ feminist movement has become stronger since being here. Not only because I…

dosti2018, Homepage

A Day in the Life of a Dosti Volunteer

A Day in the Life of a Dosti Volunteer

Alexis is a rising sophomore studying International Relations. Here’s an example of a typical day hard at work as a volunteer at AGN School! Through my eight weeks, each day has offered a mix of surprise and routine. Little things sometimes go better or different than planned, however, there is some order to all the chaos. 8:00…

dosti2017, Homepage

Finding My Name in The Great Dance of Indian Traffic

Finding My Name in The Great Dance of Indian Traffic

Arjun is a rising junior studying Theater and Performance Studies and Symbolic Systems. He volunteered at AGN School in Tamil Nadu this summer. He wrote this moving poem about this experience and choreographed a dance which the volunteers performed for the AGN students on their last day! Finding My Name in The Great Dance of Indian Traffic…

dosti2017, Homepage

Time in Kadapa

Time in Kadapa

Meiko is a rising junior, studying Urban Studies. She spent this past summer volunteering at Aarti Home, and wrote this piece reflecting on her time at Aarti. Anjali counts to three on her fingers. She’s in tenth class and can memorize lyrics to songs no problem, so I know it’s not that she’s having trouble…

dosti2017, Homepage

Tyler’s Reflection

Tyler’s Reflection

Tyler is a rising sophomore studying Product Design and Education. She volunteered at AGN School this summer, and took these beautiful photos of her time in Tamil Nadu!

dosti2017, Homepage
Go Top