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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…

10 Things That Happen To You When In Patna

10 Things That Happen To You When In Patna


25 Sep 2017

‘Why Patna?’  ‘Bihar! Out of all the places?’ ‘It’s ok I feel for you’  ‘Oh! Hmmm it’s ok’ ‘You are a South Indian and you are…

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? …

‘Survival Of The Fittest’ In Mumbai

‘Survival Of The Fittest’ In Mumbai


24 Sep 2017

The Marive Drive – One Of My Favourite Sites In the City Mumbai, a city of dreams and dust, where everyday hundreds of people come with…

Being Curious – A Lesson Learnt From Children

Being Curious – A Lesson Learnt From Children


23 Sep 2017

“Vishal, Makrand and Bharat, you three are going to Kotda Block,” said Anupama, of India Fellow Social Leadership Program who was allotting the block area to…

Thou Shall Know The Truth (About My 1st Month As A Fellow)!

Thou Shall Know The Truth (About My 1st Month As A Fellow)!


23 Sep 2017

“The grass is always greener on the other side”. But wait, is it, really? Not even a day has passed in the last one month, when…

What Is Insanity? – My Questions After One Month

What Is Insanity? – My Questions After One Month


22 Sep 2017

Last year marked a very important milestone in the field of Mental Healthcare. The Mental Health Act of 2016 was passed in August and it covered…

The Journey From Day 1 to Day 50

The Journey From Day 1 to Day 50


21 Sep 2017

July 2017 was an exciting time. I began this month nervously, yet excited. It was going to be the beginning of my fellowship journey, and also…

कचरा – विचारधाराओं का या सोच का

कचरा – विचारधाराओं का या सोच का


20 Sep 2017

आज हमारा देश विकास के मार्ग पर अविरल दौड़ रहा है| सरकार का चयन लोकतान्त्रिक ढंग से होता है; आज यहाँ की जनता उसी पार्टी को…

First Insight On The Health System Of Rural Uttar Pradesh

First Insight On The Health System Of Rural Uttar Pradesh


20 Sep 2017

It was another fine day in ‘Amberpur Chauraha’ (of Sidhauli Block, Sitapur District of Central Uttar Pradesh). As I prepared to start my routine journey to…

How India Fellow Happened To Me – Swati Saxena

How India Fellow Happened To Me – Swati Saxena


19 Sep 2017

अब ज़्यादा डर नहीं लगता, अपनी बात रखने में झिझक नहीं होती, अब खुद पर एक भरोसा सा है, कि मुश्किलों का सामना कर ही लूंगी, अब…

Understanding My Grassroots Work In Swasthya Swaraj, Odisha

Understanding My Grassroots Work In Swasthya Swaraj, Odisha


18 Sep 2017

As soon as the wheels of the train from Bhubaneswar to Bhawanipatna started rolling, my heart  throbbed unstoppable. I didn’t know what was coming my way,…

Taking A Pause

Taking A Pause


16 Sep 2017

Imagine a time when everything halts, The earth stands still, everyone at a pause! Water from the fall, leaf of the tree, Bee on the flower…

The Ostracization Of The Scheduled Tribe

The Ostracization Of The Scheduled Tribe


15 Sep 2017

Introduction As the first field visit of the fellowship, I was thrilled with excitement as I stepped foot into the beautiful Royda, the breathtaking village sitting…