Unplugged Candlelight Days In Rural Uttar Pradesh

Unplugged Candlelight Days In Rural Uttar Pradesh

Bhadohi district of Uttar Pradesh is known for its hand-knotted carpets. However, I was there for something completely unrelated - to document stories of people practicing multilayer kitchen gardening. It was during the calm of winter earlier this year. Out of...

Guftgoo-E-Mewat

Guftgoo-E-Mewat

“आओ भाईसाहब बैठो, कुछ ठंडा वंडा पीयो” These were some of the first words that came to my ears as soon as I set foot in Mewat, and they I continued to hear them as long as I was there. At the end of last month, a train from Nagpur brought me to Jaipur. Then I took a...

The Toilet Situation In Public Schools Of Rural Bihar

The Toilet Situation In Public Schools Of Rural Bihar

Introduction Having spent nearly 21 years of my life in urban settings, I've encountered various challenges like crowded streets, population density, subpar living conditions, high living costs, and fierce competition. Among these challenges, the unhygienic state of...

पिछले तीन महीनों में कुछ नए अनुभव

पिछले तीन महीनों में कुछ नए अनुभव

सवाल थे हर कदम पर, क्या तुमने जवाब ढूंढने की कोशिश की?सीख थी हर मोड़ पर, क्या तुमने कुछ सीखने की कोशिश की?दोस्त थे हर रास्ते पर, क्या तुमने हाथ बढ़ाने की कोशिश की? आइए चलते हैं वल्लभपर जो कि गुजरात के कच्छ जिले का एक छोटा सा गांव है। यह नज़दीकी तालुका से कुछ 35 कि.मी...

Adivasis – Stereotypes vs Reality

Adivasis – Stereotypes vs Reality

As a diverse country, we know that people from different religions, cultures, and terrains live here in India. However, we often forget or don't talk about certain parts of this diversity, one of which is tribal communities. When I used to think of tribes or Adivasis,...

Fakirani Jats Of Kutch, Gujarat

Fakirani Jats Of Kutch, Gujarat

Since I started working in the corporate IT industry, I've always been away from my home state, Andhra Pradesh. At the same time, it gave me an opportunity to explore, understand and experience other cultures. When I was working in Pune, most of my friends were from...

Let’s Talk About And Acknowledge Mental Health

Let’s Talk About And Acknowledge Mental Health

“Why are you always sleeping, Kiran* Wake up, be energetic Put your phone down And face the day pleasantly" “I feel low lately I don't know why, and what’s going on exactly It's depressing maa” “What depression are you talking about...? These are fancy words used by...

Migration And Sanitation

Migration And Sanitation

While migration offers economic and livelihood opportunities, it also brings forth challenges with sanitation being a prominent concern. Reaching urban cities, migrant workers often find themselves living in informal settlements. These are densely populated and lack...

सुकमा के स्कूल

सुकमा के स्कूल

देश को आज़ाद हुए 76 साल हो चुके हैं। आज भी हमारे देश में कुछ क्षेत्र ऐसे हैं जहां आधारभूत आवश्यकताओं के लिए भी काफी मुश्किलें हो रही है। चूंकि मैं शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में काम करता हूँ तो मेरे लिए शिक्षा से सम्बंधित मूलभूत सुविधाएं बहुत मायने रखती हैं।...

A Journey Through Ecosystems, Reflections, and Unseen Connections

A Journey Through Ecosystems, Reflections, and Unseen Connections

My last visit to my hometown in Kerala had been a year ago. I decided to set off on a small vacation this time that would be unlike any other, one that would take me to the picturesque Nagarahole Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. I could feel the excitement building as I...

Complexity Of Education And My Belief In Solution

Complexity Of Education And My Belief In Solution

I always believed education to be a basic right for all. I thought that it could alleviate most, if not all problems. Although I still think that education can empower and help in making people's lives better, there is a slight discomfort and apprehension with the...

Salma’s Home In The Forests Of Uttarakhand

Salma’s Home In The Forests Of Uttarakhand

This is an attempt to understand the world of a forest dweller who is trying to define her house based on her relationship with space. Her knowledge and confidence is derived from keen observations and considerations of self as a part of an ever-changing forest. From...

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