The Impact of Yoga

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that originated in India, speculated to date back to pre-Vedic times. Yoga comprises of a disciplined method for attaining a goal, and has techniques of controlling the body and the mind. It is a great way to exercise as it increases muscle flexibility, body strength, and improves…

No space for love in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is currently suffering from, perhaps not a wave but more of a persistent flood of extremist attacks, manifesting in the form of assassinations of various free-thinking, secular or atheist bloggers, publishers, writers and journalists. While this trail of blood may be linked to a point of origin with the murder of blogger Avijit Roy…

Humans of Bombay

First of all, Bombay is now known as Mumbai, (Bombay was the official name until 1995, but many people are still attached to it) and is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Being the financial, commercial, and entertainment capital, it is the most populous city in India. Just as USA is a…

A year at Clark from my eyes

What a year has passed by!!! The year has ended in a blink of an eye. Everything flew by so fast. For a whole year, I have learned and met a lot of people. Thanks to them, I became more attached to Clark, my second home. Clark has handed me a chance to experience so…

An Interview with Delight

I was lucky to meet Delight Gavor from one of my very first weeks at Clark. I had just started working  at the Clark Fund, and I was to shadow her to get comfortable with calling. Throughout the past two years, I would then witness some of the many sides of her through organising TEDx…

6 Ways to Reduce Commuter Stress

Commuting has been found to be one of life’s least enjoyable activities and has been labeled “the stress that doesn’t pay”. Longer commutes are systematically associated with lower rates of well-being. As the summer approaches, many of you will be commuting to work, internships, and volunteer opportunities. And therefore, here’s an illustrated article on ways to…

Budget Travel

Many travel blogs are written by the people who have travelled the entire world, sold everything to be a nomad, see everything in the world traveler. However, I do not believe in that idea. Also, I do not think you need an art history to appreciate great art. When people see the places I have…

In Conversation with Dr. Ramon Borges-Mendez

Professor Ramon Borges-Mendez is an Associate Professor of IDCE and of Community Development and Planning at Clark. I had the opportunity to be a part of one of his FYI courses and then later be a Peer-Learning Assistant for the same. He has an extensive background when it comes to engaging and advocating for diversity….

Kolkata Musings

The dawn breaks early here. The soft sunshine, slowly working its way through the chilly morning air, enshrouds the city in amber. As I look outside my window, I see trees, fresh from an early morning shower, laden with raindrops. On the street below, people are opening up their shops, dusting and arranging their displays….

African and Caribbean Identity at Clark [Part 2]

Every year at Clark University, the Graduate School International Development and Social Change Department (IDSC) hosts an Africa Day celebration to celebrate Africans on campus. This year Celestina Agyekum, a Ghanaian Masters student, was in charge of the event, and she set out to make some changes to the event in the hopes that its impact…

What do graphic design and ancient Indian art have in common?

Each era is unique and distinctive in its cultural significance. Indian art forms, including sculptures and architectural methods, have continuously evolved over thousands of years. The history of art in ancient India begins with prehistoric rock paintings. Soon after, advanced town planning systems were displayed in important cities of the Indus Valley Civilization such as…

Weekdays in Worcester

Anh earlier posed the question: “How do you spend the weekend?” in her first piece on our blog. In this post, I pose you another question: How do you spend the weekday?! I’ll tell you mine. I spend it on the Clark campus, usually running around between Jefferson, JC, the gym, and the library. With…