Ankita Rao

What is a Slum?

What is a Slum?

The spring day is out of storybooks—warm sun, cool breeze, shouts of playing children. Everything but the rustling leaves; there aren’t many trees in this n

Losing Myself

Losing Myself

I never wanted to be a teacher, especially the kind in a classroom. I might’ve even said, “I don’t really like kids,” probably when surrounded by the sc

The Learning Curve

The Learning Curve

Outside the metal sliding door there are sounds from the slum colony that I’m still not used to—the shouts of a drunken brawl, the sweet voice of a small gi

Yoga and Me

Yoga and Me

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith each new country, city, and soil that I land on, I unpack my bags, scribble a journal entry, and then turn to my one constant—yoga.

Job Hunt

Job Hunt

They offered me water, they offered me chai. They accepted my late-flight fiasco with understanding. It might have been a high fashion international magazine, b