Making Change in India

Change is hard in India. No, not the profound and endemic change that so many individuals, organizations, and NGO’s here are working towards- you can see evidence of that almost everywhere you look. Instead, I’m talking about how challenging it is to break one large bill into smaller currency that can actually be circulated in … More Making Change in India

Ready to Work

After over a week of settling into Mumbai, filling out paperwork and meeting with my guest institution, it’s finally time to get to work.  That also happens to be the theme of my research here- how to best get students ready for the workforce. Workforce readiness comes through many different pathways, both here in India … More Ready to Work

Islands Within Islands

Mumbai’s first residents were thought to be deep-sea  fisherfolks, called the Kolis, who lived on what were originally seven islands along the shores of the Arabian Sea.  Over the centuries, Hindu dynasties, Muslim conquerors, Portuguese and British trading companies, and eventually the British government filled in the spaces in between- both figuratively and quite literally, … More Islands Within Islands