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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…

The Role Of The Youth Today

The Role Of The Youth Today


7 Dec 2016

Youth is the joy, the little bird that has broken out of the eggs and is eagerly waiting to spread out its wings in the open…

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…

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…

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,…

बाल दिवस पे चर्चा

बाल दिवस पे चर्चा


30 Nov 2016

इस वर्ष 14 नवम्बर मेरे लिए बहुत ही अलग प्रकार का अनुभव रहा जिसमें परिवर्तन परिसर में स्कूली तथा समुदाय के बच्चो के लिए बाल दिवस…

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…

Financing Off-farm Sector Initiatives

Financing Off-farm Sector Initiatives


29 Nov 2016

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), as an institution promotes two sectors primarily. The farm sector and the off farm sectors. The farm sector…

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…

A Letter To Myself

A Letter To Myself


29 Nov 2016

Hey, How have you been? I am sorry I could not write to you for a very long time. I was a bit busy adjusting to…

Our World At TARA

Our World At TARA


28 Nov 2016

I have been working with Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), the enterprise incubation wing of Development Alternatives Group for the last four months. This…

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…

एक बात-चीत

एक बात-चीत


26 Nov 2016

परिवर्तन में होने वाले कार्यक्रम के किय में लडकियों को बुलाने में गाँव ‘मिया के भटकन’ (जो परिवर्तन परिसर से 500मी. की दुरी पर है) गई,…