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How Useful Is A Health Insurance Scheme In India?

How Useful Is A Health Insurance Scheme In India?


21 Aug 2017

Travel (home to block hospital)- Rs 200 Medicine- Rs 300 Travel (block hospital to private clinic)- Rs 100 Medical expenses (doctor fees, caesarean delivery charges, medicines)-…

A Ray Of Hope – My First Visit To A Village

A Ray Of Hope – My First Visit To A Village


17 Aug 2017

“All the best for next two days. By the way, Patiya is a zero network village”. In today’s tech-savvy world, three magic words “zero network village”…

Contrasting Realities – My First Visit To A Village

Contrasting Realities – My First Visit To A Village


16 Aug 2017

It was one of those days when you are grateful for everything that you have and also, understand the stark differences in the perceived reality and…

KHAAN – The Evolution Of A Dead Mine

KHAAN – The Evolution Of A Dead Mine

A few months back I worked on a radio series called “Khanabadoshon ki Duniya” (The world of migrants). It focused on breaking the narrative of internal…

A Year Of New Experiences

A Year Of New Experiences


26 Jul 2017

It was 25th June 2016, when I got the call letter from the India Fellow program, at the same time I started planning the journey and…

Menstruation Practices – Beliefs, Myths & Taboos

Menstruation Practices – Beliefs, Myths & Taboos


8 Jul 2017

Menstrual cycle is an integral part of a female’s life which due to the superstitions and myths followed by the families and others in the community,…

The Privilege Called Information – Of Hierarchy, Distance and Language

The Privilege Called Information – Of Hierarchy, Distance and Language

My world view of West Bengal was very limited. West Bengal was just Kolkota. There was no knowledge about the state beyond Durga Puja, fish curry…

Looking At Domestic Violence In The Eye – A Story From The Capital

Looking At Domestic Violence In The Eye – A Story From The Capital


29 Jun 2017

All of a sudden, a girl in red saree entered into my office in Kalkaji, Child Survival India, with 2 kids. I was expecting my office…

Fighting All Odds – Sami Devi’s Story Of Courage

Fighting All Odds – Sami Devi’s Story Of Courage


28 Jun 2017

“She cannot give birth to your baby, so why don’t you re-marry to get a successor.” When these kind of statements come from relatives and neighbors,…

Ladakh, Not As A Tourist

Ladakh, Not As A Tourist


26 Jun 2017

“Why would people commit suicide in a happy place like Ladakh?” I asked a chemist while we were questioning him to get insights for our design…

Ladakh: The Land That Was!

Ladakh: The Land That Was!


19 Jun 2017

It looked like a dream, stayed like an old friend and will be often recalled as the land where most outsiders found bliss, either in nature…

How Will People Know That I Am Not A Witch?

How Will People Know That I Am Not A Witch?


15 Jun 2017

Witch branding is strong practice in the villages. Some people to fill their pockets are intentionally promoting witch practices by fooling innocents. Bhopa is a person who…

Aspiration Mapping Of Girls In Rural Bihar

Aspiration Mapping Of Girls In Rural Bihar


14 Jun 2017

अपने काम के दौरान मैं ग्रामीण बिहार की बहुत सी लड़कियों और उनके माता-पिता से मिलती हूँ, जो मुझे यहाँ लड़कियों की स्थिति समझने में मदद…

खुले में शौंच

खुले में शौंच


13 Jun 2017

open defecation या खुले में शौंच देश की एक बड़ी समस्या है | घर के आस-पास और इंदौर जैसे बड़े शहर में पढाई करने के कारण…

क्यूंकि मैं भी पढ़ना चाहती हूँ, आगे बढ़ना चाहती हूँ |

क्यूंकि मैं भी पढ़ना चाहती हूँ, आगे बढ़ना चाहती हूँ |


19 May 2017

While looking at Sonam, who was wholly immersed in her computer screen, I found myself reflecting on the brief stories I have been hearing from her. For…

Barter In The Hinterlands Of Gujarat

Barter In The Hinterlands Of Gujarat


5 May 2017

I work with Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a  legal aid organisation in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Foremost of CSJ’s vision is to create a network of legal…

A Decade Old Water Crisis & A Group Of Determined Women

A Decade Old Water Crisis & A Group Of Determined Women


3 May 2017

Water, water, everywhere, not a drop to drink – Samuel Taylor Coleridge What do you do when you are thirsty? What do you do when you…

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…

A Simple Trick Made A Radio Work With A Crowd Of Millions

A Simple Trick Made A Radio Work With A Crowd Of Millions


13 Apr 2017

Once in a year, Mhaswad gets a pink makeover. The occasion is festival of the local temple which is celebrated by people from and around Satara…

The Mhaswad Municipal Council Elections

The Mhaswad Municipal Council Elections


6 Apr 2017

Voters’ queue at one of the polling booths during the Mhaswad Municipal Council elections. Usually, I’m not very interested in local elections or politics. But, recently…

The Story Of What Renu Managed To Do With Training And Courage

The Story Of What Renu Managed To Do With Training And Courage


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….

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…

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…