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Jayashiree Elango

2016 fellow, placed with Drishtee in Korba, Chattisgarh as part of her fellowship. Working on financial inclusion and business modelling with women self help groups and inspiring them to start small scale enterprises.
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…

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 Riddles In Indian Education System

The Riddles In Indian Education System


19 Nov 2016

‘Building sustainable communities through shared prosperity’ is the tagline of Drishtee, the organisation I’m working with for the last three-and-a-half-months. I still hark back to my…

Life In A Metro

Life In A Metro


16 Nov 2016

One of the remarkable things about slums is that they do develop their own social organization and economy and even culture that is, on some cases,…

Cogito Ergo Sum

Cogito Ergo Sum


30 Aug 2016

At the end of a day tiring yet pensive, when I forsooth couldn’t distinguish myself from Ishaan Awasthi suffering from dyslexia, just like those numbers in…