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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…

My Learning From Women Farmers Of Rural Bihar

My Learning From Women Farmers Of Rural Bihar


6 Mar 2017

गाँव बंथु श्रीराम में महिला कृषकों के साथ बात-चीत कहा जाता है, महिलाओ के विकास के बिना किसी भी समाज का पूर्ण विकास संभव नहीं है…

Humans Of Demonetization — A Digital Campaign

Humans Of Demonetization — A Digital Campaign

Photograph by Dyuti Sen. To read the whole story click here Just a few minutes before the official announcement, different corners of this nation had different…

My Bitter Experience With The Banking System

My Bitter Experience With The Banking System


15 Feb 2017

While working in the social sector as an India Fellow, you sometimes, need to be patient; sometimes, active as well. I have become a mix of…

Voice Of A Tribal Leader In The Aftermath Of Mining

Voice Of A Tribal Leader In The Aftermath Of Mining


16 Dec 2016

“Our coming generation will never forgive us”, said the tribal leader. The regret on his face was clear. As he continued, he said “our ancestors left…

Diwali Sights And Sounds In The Nation’s Capital

Diwali Sights And Sounds In The Nation’s Capital


14 Dec 2016

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated throughout India but there is a difference in origin, myth and the way in which it is celebrated. The festival,…

From Manual Scavenging To Managing A Production Unit

From Manual Scavenging To Managing A Production Unit


9 Dec 2016

26th January 2002. An ordinary day for millions. A holiday for some living in this part of the world…but for 32 women, living in a small,…

Finding An Empty Theatre: Lessons In Publicity

Finding An Empty Theatre: Lessons In Publicity

“Cinema should make you forget that you are sitting in a theater” – But what if there is nobody sitting in the theater? That is what…

Demonetization And Their Impact On Weekly Markets In Mhaswad

Demonetization And Their Impact On Weekly Markets In Mhaswad


8 Dec 2016

On a usual Wednesday morning I wake up before the alarm rings. It’s the weekly market day of Mhaswad. My accommodation being pretty close to the animal…

Using Communication For Social Change: Ajay’s Story

Using Communication For Social Change: Ajay’s Story


5 Dec 2016

While editing the movie “Ajay”, all of a sudden the laptop screen blacks out. The battery runs out. I observe my ‘face’ intently rather than hastening…

Voices Behind Statistics: The Faces Of The City

Voices Behind Statistics: The Faces Of The City

I had evidently become curious about every passing human – co-passengers in the metro, rickshaw pullers in the neighbourhood, friends, co workers and the like. No…

An Ode To Upendra: My Field Buddy

An Ode To Upendra: My Field Buddy


5 Dec 2016

My most favourite movie of all time is It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). It’s a movie starring James Stewart as the protagonist George Bailey. George Bailey harboured the…

Pidiya, A Unique Bihari Festival For Girls

Pidiya, A Unique Bihari Festival For Girls


2 Dec 2016

Pidiya made on wall India is a country of diversity where in every 5 miles the language and water changes. In different states people have different…

Night

Night


1 Dec 2016

As the day began to bleed into the night, he dragged his feet back to the place he now called his home. He didn’t know what…

From the Window Seeing a Riot

From the Window Seeing a Riot


26 Nov 2016

“…२० मिनट के लिए ही दूकान खुली रहेगी! जो लेना है जल्दी ले लो और फिर पुरे दिन दरवाज़ा बंद रखना!” (The shop will be open…

My First Visit To A Rural BPO

My First Visit To A Rural BPO


25 Nov 2016

Steve Ballmer once remarked “The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people…

Story Of Rani Laxmi Swayam Sahayata Samuh

Story Of Rani Laxmi Swayam Sahayata Samuh


24 Nov 2016

https://youtu.be/BxZBhGT6gIE Glittery eyes, cheerful faces, innocent smiles, unity, love and affection are some characteristics which I observe in “Laxmi Swayam Sahayata Samuh” group during a village…