Haibei Peng, GSD student, spent her summer researching traditional Nepalese architecture and post-earthquake reconstruction.
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Saathi, founded by several MIT and Harvard graduates, has developed an eco-friendly sanitary pad made from local banana fiber that is fully compostable and bio-degradable. They hope it will give women more freedom in India and other developing countries.
In a webinar as part of the Livelihood Creation Project, Shantha Sinha, MV Foundation, and Jacqueline Bhabha, HSPH, HLS, HKS, discussed obstacles and challenges that girls face when pursuing education.
SAI welcomes submissions for its summer blog from Harvard students, faculty, alumni, and affiliates on an array of topics pertaining to South Asia.
“I wasn’t just reading the headlines; I was experiencing the problems and fortunes of the people of Delhi in real time,” writes Shaiba Rather, Harvard College student who spent her winter session interning at NDTV in India.
As part of the Livelihood Creation Project, the SAI team recently visited organizations in Delhi, where the craft sector has been influenced by the different dynasties that have ruled the city.
On Jan. 18, the SAI launched the book and exhibition Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity in Mumbai at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in partnership with the Asia Society India Centre and the Harvard Club of Mumbai.
Sunil Amrith led a virtual discussion on Nov. 5 with teachers about Sea of Poppies, a historical novel that sheds light on 19th century India.
The exhibit, on display now at Harvard, is designed to raise funds for SAI’s Nepal Research and Reconstruction Fund.
On October 2, musicians Salim and Sulaiman Merchant visited Harvard to reflect on their musical careers and some of their widely acclaimed compositions inspired by Islam’s rich tradition of spirituality and artistic expression.
SAI has launched an online photo exhibit to document the country’s reconstruction process. Harvard affiliates in Nepal are invited to submit photos via social media.