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Esha Dwibedi

2016 fellow, placed with Development Alternatives in Delhi as part of her fellowship. Working on research and business modelling for enterprise development in low income groups. In her words, "a constant work-in-progress with a penchant for discovering the goodness in the world".
Ladakh Through A Pair Of New Lens

Ladakh Through A Pair Of New Lens


24 Jun 2017

It was an explosion of tiny little blinking beams scattered across the horizon. It takes your breath away and then dazzles you some more. The night…

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…

Our World At TARAGRAM

Our World At TARAGRAM


28 Nov 2016

I have been working with Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), the enterprise incubation wing of Development Alternatives Group for the last four months. This…

On Caste:  Prevelance and Severity

On Caste: Prevelance and Severity


17 Nov 2016

“Dwibedi… toh Brahmin ho?” “Umm… Haan” “ Achha. Kahan ke Brahmin ho?” “ Umm… humlog Kolkata mein rahte hain” “Achha. Toh Diwali ke time ghar nahi…

On Choices And The Power To Choose

On Choices And The Power To Choose


26 Oct 2016

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as…

In Pursuit Of Dreams

In Pursuit Of Dreams


1 Oct 2016

It is nearing two months since I’ve started staying in Delhi. Nearly three since I’ve left home and all that was familiar. There’s a saying, ‘absence…

MSME: The Current Scenario

MSME: The Current Scenario


24 Sep 2016

As part of my work with TARA, for the last few weeks, I had been doing a lot of research on various government schemes and provisions…

Green Building – The Development Alternatives Experience

Green Building – The Development Alternatives Experience


6 Sep 2016

One afternoon, in the brief patch of sunshine in an otherwise rainy and cloudy day, I came out on the balcony of my organisation Development Alternatives…

Confusion On The Way To Validation

Confusion On The Way To Validation


8 Aug 2016

The human mind assimilates facts very quickly and tends to form an opinion based on it. Most of us tend to look for opportunities to reaffirm…