Category Archives: Fellowship Blog

16 Aug

Disheartened by Kenya’s post-election violence

By Ashley Bahati Lime |  As the dust settles on last week’s hotly contested Kenyan general elections, we must take time to reflect on the legacy we will bequeath our youth. Future generations will remember this period when deadly protests ...

16 Aug

What everyone should know about Pashtuns

By Salman Yousafzai |  I was traveling from Minneapolis to Saint Paul on a light rail car when I started a conversation with a guy in sitting next to me. He asked me where I was from, and I told ...

15 Aug

Do you love your dogs as much as your children?

By Binita Dahal One aspect of U.S. culture that I’ve found striking is how much people love their dogs. Almost every home I visited here had a pet dog. I see people walking them every morning and evening, and I ...

08 Aug

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung Event

You are cordially invited to join the Alfred Friendly Press Partners and our special program sponsors Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman as we celebrate this year’s Friendly Fellows. The Fellows — from Malaysia, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Ukraine and Cuba — ...

21 Jun

Feeling safe means ‘no guns’ for me

By Yuliana Romanyshyn |  Until recently, I’ve never thought of war in my country or encountering people with guns. For me, war was happening in faraway places and in the memory of my grandparents and older generations who lived through ...

14 Jun

Hacking time

By Nicholas Cheng | Here’s something I would never thought I’d say. I don’t have enough time! The moment the alarm rings at 6.30am, the day has begun and the race is on. All engines go. First the derby is off ...

21 May

My Broadway shot, and I took it

By Nicholas Cheng|  I made a very impulsive purchase one evening last week after doing my weekly budget spreadsheet:  A ticket for one person, in the D row of the Orpheum Theater, to watch “Hamilton.” Now for those who do not ...

03 May

The spicy dilemma

By Smitha Rajan |  When I was leaving for the United States, a colleague advised me not to take my salwar kurta (a traditional Indian attire). You already look Indian, you don’t have to attract any more attention by wearing ...

02 May

I was meant to be here

By Ashley Lime |  It was barely a week before I made my maiden trip to the United States when the unexpected phone call came. “Ashley, would you come and see me in my office 8.30 a.m. tomorrow?,”  my boss ...

28 Apr

A warm welcome

By Binita Dahal |  During my trip to join the Fellowship program, I needed to board a flight from the Philadelphia airport to St. Louis. This being my first visit to the United States, I wanted to make sure that I ...

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