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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…

Engineering To Educating Underprivileged Kids – Prashant Sharma

Engineering To Educating Underprivileged Kids – Prashant Sharma


8 Feb 2017

The application for the 7th cohort of India Fellow was underway and we were getting in touch with the alumni of the fellowship to see if…

From Chennai To Ladakh – Suryanarayanan

From Chennai To Ladakh – Suryanarayanan


5 Feb 2017

30th August 2016, while the rest of the country was experiencing the customary monsoon, the Sikkim bureaucracy was worried. They awaited the arrival of the delegation…

Increasing Your Happiness Quotient – Anvesh

Increasing Your Happiness Quotient – Anvesh


3 Feb 2017

We hardly question ourselves on why we are doing something currently, especially if that option provides us with most of the material comforts. If one thinks…

Becoming A Socially Conscious Leader

Becoming A Socially Conscious Leader


18 Jan 2017

What does it mean, to become a socially conscious leader? How does one think in terms of a social consciousness, let alone imbibe it. A recent…

How An NGO In Mumbai Helps School Dropouts To Build Their Skills

How An NGO In Mumbai Helps School Dropouts To Build Their Skills


7 Jan 2017

In my last blog, I talked about the Demographic Dividend/Liability in India and the need to provide skills to the youth who could not complete their…

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,…

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…

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…

Rural Immersion For DPS Patna Students

Rural Immersion For DPS Patna Students


7 Dec 2016

Rural Immersion Programme (RIP), the six-days, five-nights long residency at Parivartan, Siwan meant for the students of classes XI from Delhi Public School, Patna began on October…

A Reflection On Personal Beliefs

A Reflection On Personal Beliefs


6 Dec 2016

After a messy break up and a distant sibling relationship, I started to realize the value of strong bonds in my life. Up until 19 years…

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?…

Experiences From November 2016: Organic Farming And A Convocation

Experiences From November 2016: Organic Farming And A Convocation


6 Dec 2016

Four months is the longest I’d been away from home and had been planning a visit on the pretence of my convocation. The visit back home…

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…

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…

Attending The North East Festival In Delhi

Attending The North East Festival In Delhi

I was thrilled to hear it from my Supervisor that I should go for the North East Festival in Delhi as a delegate. I went with…

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…

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…