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How Useful Is A Health Insurance Scheme In India?

How Useful Is A Health Insurance Scheme In India?


21 Aug 2017

Travel (home to block hospital)- Rs 200 Medicine- Rs 300 Travel (block hospital to private clinic)- Rs 100 Medical expenses (doctor fees, caesarean delivery charges, medicines)-…

KHAAN – The Evolution Of A Dead Mine

KHAAN – The Evolution Of A Dead Mine

A few months back I worked on a radio series called “Khanabadoshon ki Duniya” (The world of migrants). It focused on breaking the narrative of internal…

10 Things Never To Say To A Person Working In NGO

10 Things Never To Say To A Person Working In NGO


29 Jul 2017

For a year now, I have been working full-time in a NGO (and by full-time I mean almost all my waking time.) As a part of…

How Much Is The Farmer’s Life Worth?

How Much Is The Farmer’s Life Worth?


28 Jul 2017

“…तुम ज़हर खा के यही मर जाओ, हम सब किसान मिलके तुम्हारे परिवार को २ करोड़ देंगे!” (Eat poison and die right here and all of…

A Year Of New Experiences

A Year Of New Experiences


26 Jul 2017

It was 25th June 2016, when I got the call letter from the India Fellow program, at the same time I started planning the journey and…

10 Types Of People I Met In My NGO

10 Types Of People I Met In My NGO


25 Jul 2017

I spent half of my fellowship year in the back office, which is in a residential colony of Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Since it is known to…

Menstruation Practices – Beliefs, Myths & Taboos

Menstruation Practices – Beliefs, Myths & Taboos


8 Jul 2017

Menstrual cycle is an integral part of a female’s life which due to the superstitions and myths followed by the families and others in the community,…

The Privilege Called Information – Of Hierarchy, Distance and Language

The Privilege Called Information – Of Hierarchy, Distance and Language

My world view of West Bengal was very limited. West Bengal was just Kolkota. There was no knowledge about the state beyond Durga Puja, fish curry…

Ladakh – Why Is It Different?

Ladakh – Why Is It Different?


6 Jul 2017

“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” ― Stephen Richards…

Between Hindi & English: A Language Crisis

Between Hindi & English: A Language Crisis


5 Jul 2017

I’m slowly forgetting English. The words are avoiding me because I’ve ignored them for too long. Moreover, I kept putting them in Google Translate and converting…

Looking At Domestic Violence In The Eye – A Story From The Capital

Looking At Domestic Violence In The Eye – A Story From The Capital


29 Jun 2017

All of a sudden, a girl in red saree entered into my office in Kalkaji, Child Survival India, with 2 kids. I was expecting my office…

Fighting All Odds – Sami Devi’s Story Of Courage

Fighting All Odds – Sami Devi’s Story Of Courage


28 Jun 2017

“She cannot give birth to your baby, so why don’t you re-marry to get a successor.” When these kind of statements come from relatives and neighbors,…

Ladakh, Not As A Tourist

Ladakh, Not As A Tourist


26 Jun 2017

“Why would people commit suicide in a happy place like Ladakh?” I asked a chemist while we were questioning him to get insights for our design…

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…

Ladakh: The Land That Was!

Ladakh: The Land That Was!


19 Jun 2017

It looked like a dream, stayed like an old friend and will be often recalled as the land where most outsiders found bliss, either in nature…

How Will People Know That I Am Not A Witch?

How Will People Know That I Am Not A Witch?


15 Jun 2017

Witch branding is strong practice in the villages. Some people to fill their pockets are intentionally promoting witch practices by fooling innocents. Bhopa is a person who…

Aspiration Mapping Of Girls In Rural Bihar

Aspiration Mapping Of Girls In Rural Bihar


14 Jun 2017

अपने काम के दौरान मैं ग्रामीण बिहार की बहुत सी लड़कियों और उनके माता-पिता से मिलती हूँ, जो मुझे यहाँ लड़कियों की स्थिति समझने में मदद…

खुले में शौंच

खुले में शौंच


13 Jun 2017

open defecation या खुले में शौंच देश की एक बड़ी समस्या है | घर के आस-पास और इंदौर जैसे बड़े शहर में पढाई करने के कारण…

क्यूंकि मैं भी पढ़ना चाहती हूँ, आगे बढ़ना चाहती हूँ |

क्यूंकि मैं भी पढ़ना चाहती हूँ, आगे बढ़ना चाहती हूँ |


19 May 2017

While looking at Sonam, who was wholly immersed in her computer screen, I found myself reflecting on the brief stories I have been hearing from her. For…

#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…

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…