Saad Amer

What Are Indians Eating on Thanksgiving?

In November of 1621, the first Thanksgiving was celebrated as a union between the pilgrims and the “Indians.” Little did the pilgrims realize they were not actually in India. In fact, they were nowhere near the subcontinent. That goes to say, ...

How Borders Can Cross the Line on Caring for the Environment

On a map, borders seem natural and intuitive. They represent a simple way to organize people and allow for efficient governing. But, between the Syrian refugee crisis and the potential “wall” between the U.S. and Mexico, it is clear ...

Life in an Indian Village Through the Eyes of a Child

This is Yangchin. She lives in Dilpa, a village of just 69 households in the mountains of West Bengal, India. Though her family subsists on agriculture and farming, Yangchin happily chewed away at some candy. Evidently, even if you’re from ...