The course ended yesterday, and I am on the plane back to the United States. The morning I spent in Amsterdam today reminded me of the different life I live in my home country: the bland food, the quiet streets, the low population density, and the less colorful clothes. Mumbai overwhelms the senses, at least [...]
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I spent the second week in Mumbai continuing to research Mahila Mandals (women’s organizations) with my research group. We talked with several strong women who have passion and dedication for improving their communities. For example, one woman, who lives in an unauthorized slum (see my second blog for a discussion on authorized versus unauthorized slum [...]
It’s been a little over a week in the town that Suketu Mehta called the Maximum City in a book about Mumbai. I have not read this book but I do believe that it is a nickname that is well deserved. This week has been full of new sites, sounds, and experiences. Driving from the [...]
Disclaimer: All photos included in this blog are my own, unless otherwise stated. I did receive a verbal or implied consent for all included photographs. The Paradox of Mumbai: Mumbai has thus far proven to be an amazing and stimulating city. The people have been incredibly kind and welcoming. Despite the current tension in the [...]
I arrived in Mumbai on Sunday, December 30 and will be spending the next several weeks studying urban public health at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. There are 20 public health students from the United States, Canada, and Australia on the trip. Our task is to conduct research projects on health issues in Mumbai’s [...]