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Gudalur – A Pudding With Many Flavors

Gudalur – A Pudding With Many Flavors


19 Oct 2017

After nearly a month I am convinced of one basic yet life saving thing “coconut is good for health”. The more you look at the south…

The Nights Were Dark And Full of Terror – Odisha And Education

The Nights Were Dark And Full of Terror – Odisha And Education


18 Oct 2017

After spending month in Kalahandi, experiencing almost all sorts of adventure, I ask myself, “Could there be anything left to  see?” I have seen death as…

A Day In the Life Of The Doodh Wale Bhaiya

A Day In the Life Of The Doodh Wale Bhaiya


11 Oct 2017

Bell rings Door opens “Bhabhi Ji, doodh” “Bhaiya, kitni der se aane lage ho. Waqt dekha hai, sab chai ke liye baithe hain” How many of…

Angels Or Demons? A Public Health Story From Manipur

Angels Or Demons? A Public Health Story From Manipur


10 Oct 2017

It was one of my initial days here in Khangabok, a pleasant day I would call it. A good day at the office and I was…

The Other Side Of Grit And Courage

The Other Side Of Grit And Courage


7 Oct 2017

The first week of my fellowship had pretty much of everything which includes humans and the wild. Right from a welcome by a wild elephant while…

First Day In The Classroom At Sukma

First Day In The Classroom At Sukma


3 Oct 2017

“Every child deserves a champion. An adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they boom the best that they can…

From Darkness Towards Light – Learnings From My Children

From Darkness Towards Light – Learnings From My Children


1 Oct 2017

Before I came to the fellowship, I was working with an international bank in Gurgaon. My shift timings were Eastern Standard Time (New York) 8 30…

A Traveller’s Tale – My First Month In Rural Maharashtra

A Traveller’s Tale – My First Month In Rural Maharashtra


27 Sep 2017

Have you ever noticed how the first piece of luggage on the carousel doesn’t belong to anyone? Rumour has it that it’s a dummy bag meant…

Unexpected Lessons In Nutrition

Unexpected Lessons In Nutrition


27 Sep 2017

‘Malnutrition’ was just another word I had heard years ago.  I don’t remember the last time this word passed my lips until I landed in Basic…

Mass Hysteria And Opinions – Story Of Kanpur Dehat

Mass Hysteria And Opinions – Story Of Kanpur Dehat


26 Sep 2017

I am writing to tell you about an incident that shook me due to the incredulous nature of the story that got fabricated around it which…

The Story Of The Black Angrez Of Rajasthan

The Story Of The Black Angrez Of Rajasthan


25 Sep 2017

I am sure all of you, after reading the title of this post are thinking: – Who are Black Angrez? Who can be the Black Angrez? …

Health Care : Right Or Luxury?

Health Care : Right Or Luxury?


12 Sep 2017

Ravi, Saumyadeep (my co-fellows) and I went to Dehari village on the Rajasthan-Gujarat border in Kotra block of Udaipur district in Rajasthan. The village is 23km…

Domestic Violence : Pegging The Blame

Domestic Violence : Pegging The Blame


8 Sep 2017

What do you say when a woman you met 20 minutes back, tells you, “Maar-pitai to yahan har ghar mein hoti hai. Maine shadi ke pehle…

A Rare Village Journey In Rajasthan

A Rare Village Journey In Rajasthan


4 Sep 2017

Sitting on the top of the jeep and initiating my journey to get a glimpse of what my next 13 months might look like gave me…

Of People And Places

Of People And Places


1 Sep 2017

Ever had the feeling where you were kicking yourself for leaving the good life behind? From being a reasonably well-off graduate student in Toronto, enjoying first-world…