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That Moment of Realization – My First Visit To A Village

That Moment of Realization – My First Visit To A Village


20 Aug 2017

“The hills are alive with the sound of music with songs they have sung for a thousand years The hills fill my heart with the sound…

Many Questions And No Answers In Nichla Thuriya, Udaipur

Many Questions And No Answers In Nichla Thuriya, Udaipur


19 Aug 2017

I have spent all my life in big cities. I grew up in Kolkata and Mumbai. I always thought that I couldn’t sleep without the sound…

A Ray Of Hope – My First Visit To A Village

A Ray Of Hope – My First Visit To A Village


17 Aug 2017

“All the best for next two days. By the way, Patiya is a zero network village”. In today’s tech-savvy world, three magic words “zero network village”…

Contrasting Realities – My First Visit To A Village

Contrasting Realities – My First Visit To A Village


16 Aug 2017

It was one of those days when you are grateful for everything that you have and also, understand the stark differences in the perceived reality and…

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…

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,…

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…

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…