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Theatre Workshop in Saharsa

Theatre Workshop in Saharsa


15 Dec 2017

It’s been more than three months, now. After finishing my fellowship, all I was yearning for, was to get back to my roots. I packed my bags,…

“It Is My School And It’s My Responsibility”

“It Is My School And It’s My Responsibility”


15 Dec 2017

The thought started when I overheard a conversation between 2 mothers (M1) mother 1 asked (M2) mother 2 “what is your son studying?” M2 said, “he…

Passing The Third Grade – Not As Easy As You Think

Passing The Third Grade – Not As Easy As You Think


11 Dec 2017

Exams. What if I ask you to recall the scene of the whole classroom from your childhood during an examination. I remember when I was in…

Cycle Rickshaw Peddlers – A Part Of Our Urban Community

Cycle Rickshaw Peddlers – A Part Of Our Urban Community


19 Nov 2017

“Nai bhaiyaa! Itna nai denge.“ (No we won’t give this much). How many times have we had arguments on these lines? Be it with a shopkeeper,…

Quality Education – The Illusion Behind The Promise

Quality Education – The Illusion Behind The Promise


29 Oct 2017

Me (after coming from a government school visit in Samastipur, Bihar), type on Google search- Condition of government schools in India (Google shows 3,91,00,000 results in…

Overcoming The Language Barrier – Learning From One Another

Overcoming The Language Barrier – Learning From One Another


28 Sep 2017

Language is a way of communication, a way to connect, express and share. A way to understand and to live. Some say the origin of language…

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…

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)-…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…