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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…

The Story Of Khajuraho

The Story Of Khajuraho


7 May 2017

One of the innermost yearnings for people throughout the ages has been to leave behind a legacy of themselves. While the human body cannot be immortal,…

A New Lens, Jharokha | झरोखा

A New Lens, Jharokha | झरोखा


6 May 2017

It has been 8 months in my project here in Siwan Bihar, and I would like tell everyone about the entire journey, so here it is….

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…

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 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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Nutrition Initiative for Poor TB Patients in Rural Bihar

Nutrition Initiative for Poor TB Patients in Rural Bihar


27 Mar 2017

Tuberculosis.  Commonly known as TB, is an infectious disease which can be fatal for the person infected if left untreated. TB usually affects the lungs but…

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….

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…

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…

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…

The People With PRAYOG

The People With PRAYOG


8 Mar 2017

Vijay Kumar Chauhan dropped out from Class V and fled to Amritsar from Bihar, in search of a job to sustain himself and earn some money….

The Natives & The Folks – Ashwini Krishna

The Natives & The Folks – Ashwini Krishna


7 Mar 2017

At 28, I was one of the eldest in my class of fellows. But self discovery had no age, I felt as energetic and rearing to…

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…

Of A Medicine Degree, Ethical Dilemmas & An Opportunity – Tushar Garg

Of A Medicine Degree, Ethical Dilemmas & An Opportunity – Tushar Garg


28 Feb 2017

“Do the doctors or the nurses scold if you are crying or screaming due to labor pain in the hospital?” – I listened to the exchange…

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,…

From Events Management To Meaningful Journeys – Richa Williams

From Events Management To Meaningful Journeys – Richa Williams


20 Feb 2017

I was born and brought up in Kota, a small town in south-eastern part of Rajasthan. At the age of 17 after finishing school, I decided…