Bringing literacy to India World Literacy of Canada (WLC) is a non-profit voluntary organization that promotes community-based adult literacy programs and non-formal education for both children and adults. WLC runs programs in both Canada and India. In India, the organization is centred in Varanasi, with the main office right on the ghats. As a supporter […]
Subcontinental Divide Indians tend to be very sensitive about how their country and culture are portrayed in the media. They seem to be especially critical of writers who practice, often unknowingly, ethnocentricity and cultural imperialism.* And they are not shy about voicing their criticisms. I don’t blame them. But I am sympathetic to writers, too, who […]
Documenting worthwhile projects in India Salaam Garage is a citizen journalism organization that partners with International NGOs and local non-profits. It was founded by photographer and really inspiring woman Amanda Koster. This month, the organization is taking a group of people from the USA to Rajasthan, India for two weeks to meet, research, understand and […]
Anatomy of a name I came up for the name of this blog — BreatheDreamGo — in a flash. It was one of those rare moments when an idea hits like a thunderbolt. In fact, it was an epiphany. And after the name dropped into my mind, like a ripe mango, I turned it over […]
I landed my volunteer job as an Assistant Art Therapist with Art Refuge more than a year before I actually arrived in Dharamsala, India to begin. And I found that I wasn’t prepared for the love.