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Student profile: Melissa Theiss

Melissa Theiss, a junior psychology concentrator at Harvard College, will be interning this summer at VidyaGyan with support from a SAI internship grant. VidyaGyan is a school for rural underprivileged students in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India that takes an innovative approach to providing transformational education for students from 6th to 12th grades

Harvard students in South Asia this summer

This summer, over 30 undergraduates and graduate students will be in South Asia for research and internships, on topics ranging from the role of media in Indian democracy, Sanskrit study, to postwar resettlement in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka.

Harvard College Pakistan Weekend

The Harvard College Pakistan Students Association (HCPSA) hosted its inaugural Harvard College Pakistan Weekend (HCPW), Ensuring Economic Progress in the Pakistan of the Future, on April 19th and 20th. The conference provided students from Harvard and other universities the opportunity to engage with experts on a range of issues relating to Pakistan’s economic future. The goal was to offer an alternative narrative on Pakistan by bringing together leading industry experts to discuss the pertinent topics shaping the future of the country.

4/14 Film Screening: Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek” (Chuppan Chupai in Urdu) by Saad Khan and Saadat Munir is a Pakistani-Danish documentary that highlights the lives and concerns of non-straight people in Pakistan – some who identify as “gay” or “trans”, some who use other terms not in currency in the West.

Harvard Holi 2014

On Saturday, March 29th, the Harvard campus became a little more colorful as students gathered to celerbate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors meat to celebrate the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil.

Holi celebrations at Harvard 3/29

Celebrate Holi at Harvard this weekend! Harvard Dharma and the Harvard India Student Group (HISG) are hosting celebrations this Saturday, March 29th

Harvard India Student Group Presents #WomenINSPIRE

HISG invites women from across all Harvard schools to come celebrate International Women’s Day with an evening of wine and crackers, fun performances and relaxed conversations. We welcome you to use this space to share stories, songs, dance, poetry and art that fosters sisterhood and solidarity.

10 tips for doing fieldwork in South Asia

On February 26, the South Asia Institute Graduate Student Associates (GSAs) hosted an interactive workshop for students considering doing research in South Asia. The GSAs shared their experience doing research in the field, and their diverse backgrounds working with NGOs and government organizations. The workshop was designed to be helpful for students contemplating or preparing for research abroad.

The power of basketball

Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy is an international basketball program in India committed to the teaching of the sport and to providing educational opportunities for its participants. Based in Chennai, India, Crossover uses basketball as a tool to help kids succeed in the classroom.