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Nutrition Initiative for Poor TB Patients in Rural Bihar

Nutrition Initiative for Poor TB Patients in Rural Bihar


27 Mar 2017

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease which can be fatal for the person infected if left untreated. TB usually affects the lungs but can affect any…

Luck Favors The Brave

Luck Favors The Brave


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: Comes From Within?

Empowerment: Comes From Within?


24 Mar 2017

According to the Oxford dictionary, empowerment means ‘the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights’. Personally, do…

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…

How An NGO In Mumbai Helps School Dropouts To Build Their Skills

How An NGO In Mumbai Helps School Dropouts To Build Their Skills


7 Jan 2017

In my last blog, I talked about the Demographic Dividend/Liability in India and the need to provide skills to the youth who could not complete their…

Voice Of A Tribal Leader In The Aftermath Of Mining

Voice Of A Tribal Leader In The Aftermath Of Mining


16 Dec 2016

“Our coming generation will never forgive us”, said the tribal leader. The regret on his face was clear. As he continued, he said “our ancestors left…

Diwali Sights And Sounds In The Nation’s Capital

Diwali Sights And Sounds In The Nation’s Capital


14 Dec 2016

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated throughout India but there is a difference in origin, myth and the way in which it is celebrated. The festival,…

Attending The Delhi International Queer Theatre And Film Festival 2016

Attending The Delhi International Queer Theatre And Film Festival 2016


14 Dec 2016

But after stepping inside the very building of NCUI Auditorium only, I was told to fill a form. The one question which started driving me crazy and still doing that was, what is your reason for attending this fest.

Thinking Through Gender And Identity

Thinking Through Gender And Identity


12 Dec 2016

Simone de Beauvior in her book “The Second Sex” says that “one is not born a woman, but becomes one.” She explains that gender differences are…