Simant Verma

2016 fellow, placed with Under The Mango Tree in Jamai, Madhya Pradesh as part of his fellowship. Working on capacity building of bee keepers. So, he works with people and bees ... and prefers the latter
A Reflection On Beliefs

A Reflection On Beliefs


6 Dec 2016

After a messy break up and a distant sibling relationship, I started to realize the value of strong bonds in my life. Up until 19 years…

Connecting The Dots

Connecting The Dots


1 Dec 2016

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in…

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great


29 Oct 2016

I woke up to the sound of a series of prayers being played on a phone. They were coming from the lower berth; I was on…

A Day In The Life Of A Beekeeper

A Day In The Life Of A Beekeeper


3 Oct 2016

A Natural Colony Transfer is the process through which honey bees are transferred from their hive to a bee box. It is important to carry out…

The Devil In My Head

The Devil In My Head


19 Sep 2016

Here, in my field, I have fallen in love with travelling as a pillion rider. Sometimes, listening to music, feeling the cold air on my face…

Where The Farmers Call The Shots

Where The Farmers Call The Shots


24 Aug 2016

“Producer’s Companies are the future of farmers in India” exclaimed Saurabh, my colleague, who had been witnessing their meetings for the past 2 years. A Producers…

The Corn Vendor’s Insight

The Corn Vendor’s Insight


6 Aug 2016

Alston and I started our journey of testing our stereotypes by sharing a samosa on our way to a village called Devali. I believed that families…