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Living In The Absence Of Electricity and Mobile Networks

Living In The Absence Of Electricity and Mobile Networks


21 Feb 2018

Recently, I was in a village called Dabdar, in Ahwa Block of Dang, Gujarat. It is beautifully situated on a river bank, close to a mountain,…

Everyday Life At Porta Cabins Of Sukma

Everyday Life At Porta Cabins Of Sukma


20 Feb 2018

What are Porta Cabins? An innovative educational initiative began in Chhattisgarh, to build schools with temporary material like bamboo and plywood. These were residential schools that were…

Not All Those Who Work With Government Are Corrupt

Not All Those Who Work With Government Are Corrupt


19 Feb 2018

If we walk into a tea stall in any part of India, enjoy a hot ‘Chai’ with those running the stall and strike a conversation with…

I’m Literate But I Wonder What Is Education

I’m Literate But I Wonder What Is Education


18 Feb 2018

Literacy means the ability to understand, read and write a short simple statement in your everyday life. According to Human Development report 2016, the HDI Rank…

Vulnerability – Of Working In The Mental Health Sector

Vulnerability – Of Working In The Mental Health Sector


17 Feb 2018

“Jo mental hospital me kaam karte hain, wo bhi mental ho jate hai”, said one of my colleagues and laughed. Even though he was joking, I wondered…

What Happens In My Village During a Medical Emergency?

What Happens In My Village During a Medical Emergency?


16 Feb 2018

After the Diwali vacations, when I came back to the school in Rajasthan, where I’m currently working, there was only one teacher who, at that moment,…

Its Never Too Late To Start Again!

Its Never Too Late To Start Again!


15 Feb 2018

“Well, what if I’m 50? I knew it was now or never. I packed my bags and left for Kerala.” Ratna* said with pride and enthusiasm. This line…

पुरुलिया, पश्चिम बंगाल में सोहराय त्यौहार – एक चित्र कथा

पुरुलिया, पश्चिम बंगाल में सोहराय त्यौहार – एक चित्र कथा


14 Feb 2018

जैसा की मैंने अपने पिछले ब्लॉग में बताया था की मैं इंडिया फ़ेलो द्वारा पुरुलिया में एक सामुदायिक रेडियो स्टेशन नित्यानंद जनवाणी 91.2 FM  में नियुक्त…

Talk About Education And Growth, Not Marriage And Kids

Talk About Education And Growth, Not Marriage And Kids


13 Feb 2018

While working with Ekjut in Jharkhand, my documentation work takes me to different villages. I saw several young girls holding kids, and assumed them to be…

Re-thinking the Basics of a Good Lifestyle

Re-thinking the Basics of a Good Lifestyle


12 Feb 2018

Staying at a village of Mhaswad, Maharashtra, for 6 months, I have now become comfortable with the local travel and how people are late most of the time….

How Tulasi Girls In a Tribal Village of Odisha Inspired Me

How Tulasi Girls In a Tribal Village of Odisha Inspired Me


11 Feb 2018

When I was assigned to work at a healthcare organization, I pictured myself working in health camps in remote areas. Damn, I was so wrong and…

Why Farmers Are Growing Cotton When Water Is Scarce

Why Farmers Are Growing Cotton When Water Is Scarce


10 Feb 2018

“I wish they’d had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would’ve been straightened out.” -Jimi Hendrix,…

When Gender and Disability Discriminate Together

When Gender and Disability Discriminate Together


9 Feb 2018

“What do you see yourself doing in 10 years from now?” This is one of the questions that I have asked repeatedly over the last two…

A Conversation With A Child Abuse Survivor

A Conversation With A Child Abuse Survivor


8 Feb 2018

“When we talk with our children about sexual abuse, we are not only taking a proactive step toward protecting them, we are building our relationship with…

Early Marriage – An Evil Social Practice

Early Marriage – An Evil Social Practice


7 Feb 2018

Girl education and early marriage are two sides of the same coin. Getting married before a certain age, then becomes a root cause for many social…