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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…

India Fellow – Ek Suhaana Safar

India Fellow – Ek Suhaana Safar


2 Oct 2016

Journeys are so much fun, right?! I always get butterflies in my stomach when I am about to go somewhere. But this time the journey was…

A Few Of My Firsts

A Few Of My Firsts


20 Sep 2016

It’s been nearly two months that I moved out of Kolkata. I had a very sheltered life till now and I never got a chance to…

The Insta-Grameen

The Insta-Grameen

This painting by Divya occupies the walls of her bedroom As the urban elite of the nation, we are often more aware of Trump’s political manifesto…

Broken Paradise

Broken Paradise


4 Sep 2016

Welcome to village Loyera. A picturesque village situated 10 km from Udaipur city. It is surrounded by mountains appeared to be in race with each other…

Fellowship Diaries: First Immersion

Fellowship Diaries: First Immersion


4 Sep 2016

We tend to base our beliefs/opinions on what we hear, see or read but very rarely, we take a chance of experiencing those realities from up…

Cogito Ergo Sum

Cogito Ergo Sum


30 Aug 2016

At the end of a day tiring yet pensive, when I forsooth couldn’t distinguish myself from Ishaan Awasthi suffering from dyslexia, just like those numbers in…

Does Appearance Matter?

Does Appearance Matter?


29 Aug 2016

The kind of experiences I had and routinely faced, discriminated and known for ‘mongoloid’ looks is something that forced me to think that perhaps villagers would…

Are You ‘The Eaglet’ Too?

Are You ‘The Eaglet’ Too?


29 Aug 2016

I am sure you would have heard the story of that orphaned eaglet who was raised by a family of chickens.The eaglet started adopting the mannerisms…

What Defines Our Limits?

What Defines Our Limits?


29 Aug 2016

It’s not very often that you come across people from a completely different background than yours and get a chance to know their story. The first…

मेरी राजस्थान की धारणनाएँ

मेरी राजस्थान की धारणनाएँ


29 Aug 2016

कई बार हम बहुत सारी धारणनाएँ बना लेते है, लोगो से सुन कर या सिर्फ एक बार देख कर | कई बार ये सच होती है…

Listen, Learn And Reflect

Listen, Learn And Reflect


25 Aug 2016

Source – (Huffington post) When the fellows shared their life experiences on one evening during our induction, it was one of the rare times in my…

Face To Face With Caste

Face To Face With Caste


25 Aug 2016

We may think owning a wi- fi connection or a large library will make us the most well informed persons in the world since the universe…

Story Of The Jungle

Story Of The Jungle


21 Aug 2016

I was starving when I set out to find the answer to which I could have done at my room with my laptop. But at this point…

I Have Got A Hidden Hand … So Do You!

I Have Got A Hidden Hand … So Do You!


21 Aug 2016

If like me, you aren’t a believer of God, or luck/destiny, let me share a new principle I learnt. You may choose to consider it and…

Negative Externality  

Negative Externality  


21 Aug 2016

Can the use of private vehicles to commute harm anyone? Let’s do an acid test on this question with an example. Miss. Shanti has a scooter…

In The Realm Of Men

In The Realm Of Men


16 Aug 2016

Rush, Rush, Rush: finally, the day had arrived to seek out ‘subjects’ that resemble ‘Poor Indians’. The designed ‘rural immersion’ task was to get hold of…

“I Am Twelve And I Am Married”

“I Am Twelve And I Am Married”


16 Aug 2016

The day kicked off with a plate of poha and mangoes and an assignment completed in so much haste that I forgot the main purpose of…

Breaking My Stories To Make Me

Breaking My Stories To Make Me


16 Aug 2016

Imagine seeing everything perfectly well and going to the eye doctor and hearing you need lenses. That’s exactly how I felt today. I did something today…

The Women Of Nimach Kheda

The Women Of Nimach Kheda


16 Aug 2016

“Gulaami ki zanjeer me kya bandhe, jab desh 1947 mein azaad ho gaya.”- Kishan Before finding out the reality, my mindset always directed me towards believing…

The Privilege Of The Unknown

The Privilege Of The Unknown

As a city bred individual, I’ve always had my stereotypes about the lives of the people who are less privileged than I am. They were always…

Asking ‘Badi’ Uncomfortable Questions…

Asking ‘Badi’ Uncomfortable Questions…


16 Aug 2016

Imagine a village. The picture you will paint in your mind will comprise of lush green fields, a freshwater pond with cows grazing nearby, houses made…

Caged In An Open Cage

Caged In An Open Cage


15 Aug 2016

The Preamble of the Constitution of India grants and secures to all its citizens, the liberties of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship. It is not…

A Walk With 30 Children

A Walk With 30 Children


11 Aug 2016

Have you ever walked with 30 children on the very day when you met them for the first time? I went to Badi village on 18th…

Confusion On The Way To Validation

Confusion On The Way To Validation


8 Aug 2016

The human mind assimilates facts very quickly and tends to form an opinion based on it. Most of us tend to look for opportunities to reaffirm…