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For Dali Basu, there was never really any doubt about what she would be when she grew up. “As a child I could never sit still,” the 27-year-old says. “I don’t think I ever walked—I was always dancing.” What is perhaps surprising is that Basu...

Dr. R.B. Singh has learned many lessons from his long-standing collaboration with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute over the years. From tasks such as proposal writing to working with large groups of people amidst cultural differences and...

He has lost count of the number of times he has been to India, but Dr. John Sinclair is under no illusions about the value of those trips. “It has been a life-changing opportunity for me and for the students who have gone,” says Sinclair, a...

When he flew to Delhi in the summer of 2005 Abbas Janmohamed was making his first trip to India, but in many ways he was catching up with an old friend he’d left behind.

Janmohamed was using a Shastri arts fellowship to pursue his passion...

“On a professional level, I can say that I probably wouldn’t be working where I am today if it wasn’t for my Shastri Institute internship,” says Shelly Abdool a former youth internship participant who now works with the Department of Gender,...

“What is multicultural in Canada pales with what one finds in India where you have so many different languages being spoken; where you have so many different cultures and different religions brought together in a single very populous country,”...

A fourth year seminar course at Queen’s University was not only an integral part of Deviah Aiama’s undergraduate studies but a pivotal moment that would introduce him to the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and put him on the course toward his...

High school gives many students an inkling of what they want to do with their lives. Dr. Anne Pearson spent those formative years in New Delhi in the early 1970s and began to think that her career path might lead through India.

“It...

It was the mid-1970s and Dr. Judy Whitehead was working on her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia when a life-long interest began to steer her toward what became the focus of her future research. “I had always been...

In 1999 when a joint Canadian International Development Agency-Shastri Institute project took her to some isolated forest communities in the southern Indian state of Karnataka Dr. R. Indira found villages that were all but cut off from the...