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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,…

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…

Hidden Cost Of Our Clothes

Hidden Cost Of Our Clothes


22 Oct 2016

I would like to quote a few lines by Mark Twain “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” For India,…

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…

Ecological Sanitation or EcoSan

Ecological Sanitation or EcoSan


29 Sep 2016

A prodigious concept to know about. During field visit got chance to know about EcoSan. A unique system of sustainable sanitation. It is named as Ecological…

Swasthya Ka Ped – Hastha Khilta

Swasthya Ka Ped – Hastha Khilta


23 Sep 2016

“The world is a complicated place, and there’s a lot of division between people. The performing arts tend to unify people in a way nothing else…

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…

Witches In The Family

Witches In The Family


16 Sep 2016

A woman who gives birth to a child, takes care of family, can also be a witch. Yes, you heard me right. It’s shocking, but it…

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…