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Do You Like Mushrooms?

Do You Like Mushrooms?


20 Apr 2017

Urmila ji packing bags for mushroom production. I work in Chattisgarh, the rice-bowl of India. In the third biggest city of the state: in the tribal…

A Case For The No Detention Policy (NDP)

A Case For The No Detention Policy (NDP)


16 Apr 2017

During my initial field visits of the Induction training of the India Fellow Social Leadership Program, I visited a few schools to learn from the teachers…

A Simple Trick Made A Radio Work With A Crowd Of Millions

A Simple Trick Made A Radio Work With A Crowd Of Millions


13 Apr 2017

Once in a year, Mhaswad gets a pink makeover. The occasion is festival of the local temple which is celebrated by people from and around Satara…

Are You Feeling Empowered?

Are You Feeling Empowered?


9 Apr 2017

E…laan…g, Ela…, Elan + go… Elango!!! That’s my appa’s name! I gamboled in happiness as a 6 year old kid. I was in my 1st grade…

The Mhaswad Municipal Council Elections

The Mhaswad Municipal Council Elections


6 Apr 2017

Voters’ queue at one of the polling booths during the Mhaswad Municipal Council elections. Usually, I’m not very interested in local elections or politics. But, recently…

Nutrition Initiative for Poor TB Patients in Rural Bihar

Nutrition Initiative for Poor TB Patients in Rural Bihar


27 Mar 2017

Tuberculosis.  Commonly known as TB, is an infectious disease which can be fatal for the person infected if left untreated. TB usually affects the lungs but…

The Story Of What Renu Managed To Do With Training And Courage

The Story Of What Renu Managed To Do With Training And Courage


25 Mar 2017

Dyuti Sen, India Fellow 2016 in a Mahila Mandal meeting at Innovators In Health, Bihar Renu Devi was 7 months pregnant and expecting her second child….

Empowerment – Thinking Through The Development Statistics

Empowerment – Thinking Through The Development Statistics


24 Mar 2017

I work as part of an organization, that believes in empowerment. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about what empowerment means for me, so I went…

Sanju’s Tryst With Beekeeping

Sanju’s Tryst With Beekeeping


21 Mar 2017

Beekeeping, apart from helping improve crop produce and sustainability, can also provide a viable source of income for many in rural India. An account of how…

Why I Chose To Spend 13 Months At Grassroots – Swetha Davuluri

Why I Chose To Spend 13 Months At Grassroots – Swetha Davuluri


14 Mar 2017

I happened to do the India Fellow program at that point of time in my life, when everything was going bad. I was disappointed that I…

Delhi Commission For Women Honored 30 Unsung Heroes

Delhi Commission For Women Honored 30 Unsung Heroes


10 Mar 2017

Today, the world is celebrating the International Women’s Day. It was earlier known as International Working Women’s Day to express the fight for women’s rights. It…

Poverty : My 1st Lesson In The Social Sector

Poverty : My 1st Lesson In The Social Sector


9 Mar 2017

How long has it been since you had your last meal? 17 hours for me, out of which 13 went by sleeping in an air-conditioned compartment of…

The People With PRAYOG

The People With PRAYOG


8 Mar 2017

Vijay Kumar Chauhan dropped out from Class V and fled to Amritsar from Bihar, in search of a job to sustain himself and earn some money….

The Natives & The Folks – Ashwini Krishna

The Natives & The Folks – Ashwini Krishna


7 Mar 2017

At 28, I was one of the eldest in my class of fellows. But self discovery had no age, I felt as energetic and rearing to…

Saving The World – One Stupa At A Time

Saving The World – One Stupa At A Time


7 Mar 2017

Everyone agrees the planet is getting warmer, barring maybe a President of the world’s most powerful country. What do we do about it? How do we…

My Learning From Women Farmers Of Rural Bihar

My Learning From Women Farmers Of Rural Bihar


6 Mar 2017

गाँव बंथु श्रीराम में महिला कृषकों के साथ बात-चीत कहा जाता है, महिलाओ के विकास के बिना किसी भी समाज का पूर्ण विकास संभव नहीं है…

Of A Medicine Degree, Ethical Dilemmas & An Opportunity – Tushar Garg

Of A Medicine Degree, Ethical Dilemmas & An Opportunity – Tushar Garg


28 Feb 2017

“Do the doctors or the nurses scold if you are crying or screaming due to labor pain in the hospital?” – I listened to the exchange…

Dive In

Dive In


28 Feb 2017

Disagree if you want, but for me India is undoubtedly the eighth wonder of the world. Even after all the appalling incidents that happen every day,…

From Events Management To Meaningful Journeys – Richa Williams

From Events Management To Meaningful Journeys – Richa Williams


20 Feb 2017

I was born and brought up in Kota, a small town in south-eastern part of Rajasthan. At the age of 17 after finishing school, I decided…

Humans Of Demonetization — A Digital Campaign

Humans Of Demonetization — A Digital Campaign

Photograph by Dyuti Sen. To read the whole story click here Just a few minutes before the official announcement, different corners of this nation had different…

My Bitter Experience With The Banking System

My Bitter Experience With The Banking System


15 Feb 2017

While working in the social sector as an India Fellow, you sometimes, need to be patient; sometimes, active as well. I have become a mix of…

Engineering To Educating Underprivileged Kids – Prashant Sharma

Engineering To Educating Underprivileged Kids – Prashant Sharma


8 Feb 2017

The application for the 7th cohort of India Fellow was underway and we were getting in touch with the alumni of the fellowship to see if…

From Chennai To Ladakh – Suryanarayanan

From Chennai To Ladakh – Suryanarayanan


5 Feb 2017

30th August 2016, while the rest of the country was experiencing the customary monsoon, the Sikkim bureaucracy was worried. They awaited the arrival of the delegation…

Increasing Your Happiness Quotient – Anvesh

Increasing Your Happiness Quotient – Anvesh


3 Feb 2017

We hardly question ourselves on why we are doing something currently, especially if that option provides us with most of the material comforts. If one thinks…

Becoming A Socially Conscious Leader

Becoming A Socially Conscious Leader


18 Jan 2017

What does it mean, to become a socially conscious leader? How does one think in terms of a social consciousness, let alone imbibe it. A recent…