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Ladakh Through A Pair Of New Lens

Ladakh Through A Pair Of New Lens


24 Jun 2017

It was an explosion of tiny little blinking beams scattered across the horizon. It takes your breath away and then dazzles you some more. The night…

A Bitter Truth About Our Education System

A Bitter Truth About Our Education System


22 Jun 2017

Traveling with a purpose brings lots of learning and this time our purpose was to know Ladakh better through the of lens design thinking. I would…

#NotBeingDown: A Little Awareness On Heat Cycles

#NotBeingDown: A Little Awareness On Heat Cycles


16 May 2017

I want to cry and shout due to these frequent cramps. I am feeling so uneasy and people keep on asking why are you sounding so…

The Penalty For Choosing Our Schools

The Penalty For Choosing Our Schools


12 May 2017

“Mei kal se private jaa raha hun”, said Kishore to me. “Private?” “Private school bhaiyya!” And he cycled away happily, with one leg going through the…

Ethical Ways To Shoot People In Your NGOs

Ethical Ways To Shoot People In Your NGOs


4 May 2017

It’s been a considerable time working in a social organization. Too short to have seen it all but long enough to have been introduced to different…

A Case For The No Detention Policy (NDP)

A Case For The No Detention Policy (NDP)


16 Apr 2017

During my initial field visits of the Induction training of the India Fellow Social Leadership Program, I visited a few schools to learn from the teachers…

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…

Empowerment – Thinking Through The Development Statistics

Empowerment – Thinking Through The Development Statistics


24 Mar 2017

I work as part of an organization, that believes in empowerment. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about what empowerment means for me, so I went…

Poverty : My 1st Lesson In The Social Sector

Poverty : My 1st Lesson In The Social Sector


9 Mar 2017

How long has it been since you had your last meal? 17 hours for me, out of which 13 went by sleeping in an air-conditioned compartment of…

Dive In

Dive In


28 Feb 2017

Disagree if you want, but for me India is undoubtedly the eighth wonder of the world. Even after all the appalling incidents that happen every day,…

Attending The Delhi International Queer Theatre And Film Festival 2016

Attending The Delhi International Queer Theatre And Film Festival 2016


14 Dec 2016

But after stepping inside the very building of NCUI Auditorium only, I was told to fill a form. The one question which started driving me crazy and still doing that was, what is your reason for attending this fest.

Thinking Through Gender And Identity

Thinking Through Gender And Identity


12 Dec 2016

Simone de Beauvior in her book “The Second Sex” says that “one is not born a woman, but becomes one.” She explains that gender differences are…

Explaining The Fellowship To My Uncle

Explaining The Fellowship To My Uncle


6 Dec 2016

Random uncle meeting after 7 years. Let’s call him RU RU: Where are you these days? Delhi or Gurgaon? Me: Indore! RU: Indore?? Wahan kya hai?…

What Is Sexual Harassment?

What Is Sexual Harassment?


3 Dec 2016

Recently I attended a workshop on sexual harassment. Dhriiti and Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. organized the workshop to aware its beautypreneur trainees of Mongolpuri area of…

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…

Aga Bai Areccha

Aga Bai Areccha


1 Dec 2016

‘Development of SHG’s.’ I was pretty excited with this job profile. And the day arrived when the first meeting was scheduled. As soon as I entered…

Are We Selling Our Sons?

Are We Selling Our Sons?


30 Nov 2016

“Marriage is a transaction.”– As rightly said by one of my co-fellows, I believe this is the simplest yet honest definition of marriage. All the celebrations,…

Dividend Or Liability?

Dividend Or Liability?


30 Nov 2016

India has the world’s largest youth population with more than 41% of the population lying under the age of 20, half the population between the age…

Do Women Really Need Empowerment?

Do Women Really Need Empowerment?


29 Nov 2016

Picture: www.foter.com “Meri pariwar waale mujhe aur padhne nahi dete”- an angst of a 18 years girl, who wants continue her study. “Mujhe to apna kuch…

Of Disturbing Instances, Gender Disparities And Taking Charge

Of Disturbing Instances, Gender Disparities And Taking Charge


28 Nov 2016

It was just another day in one of the villages of South Madhya Pradesh. A colleague and I were passing through the half-broken muddy roads, to…

The Power Of Culture To Create A Better Future

The Power Of Culture To Create A Better Future


24 Nov 2016

India is most probably the most diverse nation in the world. Its geographical limits stretch from the great Himalayas in the north to the tropical peninsular…

Man-made Hierarchies

Man-made Hierarchies


23 Nov 2016

Boss- Hi you. You need to climb the Himalayas and come back by 5:00 in the evening with the report on how the flora and fauna there…

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect


23 Nov 2016

A butterfly flutters its wings on one side of the world and causes a hurricane on the other side. This concept knows as ‘The butterfly effect’,…

The Migrant And The City: The Need For Multiple Narratives

The Migrant And The City: The Need For Multiple Narratives

How can one describe a city? For a few, its the hustle – the traffic jams, overcrowded market places and tall buildings, always under construction. For…

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…