India

The Game-Changing Innovation That Could Bring Financial Services to Millions in India

The Game-Changing Innovation That Could Bring Financial Services to Millions in India

IndiaStack enables cashless, on-demand financial services for all Indians The traditional financial system hasn’t worked for millions of Indians. The slow...

Looking ahead in global microfinance

Looking ahead in global microfinance

My last week in India has come and gone, and I have been reflecting on the eight weeks I had...

Dietary differences and health in India versus the U.S.

Dietary differences and health in India versus the U.S.

I was never a big fan of vegetarian food. As part of my everyday diet since I was a child,...

The temples of Cambodia

The temples of Cambodia

I have always been a big fan of the old architecture and big ancient temples. Therefore, being in Asia, I...

The magic of the auto-rickshaw in Mumbai

The magic of the auto-rickshaw in Mumbai

When you’re in a hurry when it’s 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside and you’re stuck in horrible traffic, your best transportation...

3 Key Insights on Disability Inclusion from India

3 Key Insights on Disability Inclusion from India

Since I’ve written a good bit about microfinance these last weeks, I want to turn back to disability inclusion for...

Tea and Its History in India

Tea and Its History in India

When you walk on the streets of Mumbai, you can find on every corner typical street tea stalls, which are...

8 Weeks Spent 8,000 Miles Away

8 Weeks Spent 8,000 Miles Away

This last blog entry was penned in no-man’s-land. My passport has been stamped – I’ve officially departed India. And, I...

Navigating the Slums of Mumbai

Navigating the Slums of Mumbai

One of the first things you notice when arriving at Mumbai (after the popular auto-rickshaws) are the slums. These slums...

Trust While Traveling: A Weekend in Sri Lanka

Trust While Traveling: A Weekend in Sri Lanka

At 9:00 PM, the wings shuddered and the wheels left the ground. The sprawling lights of Bangalore disappeared in the...