The First Quarter Of My Fellowship Journey

The First Quarter Of My Fellowship Journey

It has been three months in my field area and so far the journey has been horribly good. Do you remember The Storyteller by HH Munro Saki? Just like how the bachelor uses these two words together to describe the character of his story, I am using these words...

Unlearning And Relearning To Work

Unlearning And Relearning To Work

During a resource map activity with a group of women “Why is that in every conversation we have, you talk about not having done any work in the last two months”? My co-fellow pointed this out to me recently and I didn’t have an answer for him. It did feel like I have...

After Death

After Death

A Cannibal Feast in Fiji, 1869 - Wikimedia Commons Statutory Warning: Violence and Gore It’s a bright sunny day as I walk through the heartland, somewhere in central India. A camera dangling around my neck and a rucksack on my back, I am there to conduct a study on...

The Consequence Of Accumulated Experience

The Consequence Of Accumulated Experience

If you have a few strands of grey hair on your head, then you may not like a wild idea coming your way. Or perhaps a new solution to the old problem, definitely not the old solution to the old problem. This has little to do with the idea or the solution. It is what I...

The Road Taken [A Photo-Story]

The Road Taken [A Photo-Story]

One often asks oneself the purpose of existence.  As beings, we have created an imaginative entity, called 'Purpose'. It helps the validation of our existence in this world. We try to look for answers in many directions, they being different for every single one...

Hindsight: My Year In A Gist

Hindsight: My Year In A Gist

My everyday view that I am used to now in Jamui, Bihar Reflection is a key part of the learning process. It brings more self-awareness and enables us to take key learning from experiences and mistakes. Likewise, our journey at India Fellow began with looking back at...

My Cherished Corner Of Creativity

My Cherished Corner Of Creativity

I believe that humans are the most unsatisfied animals on earth. It is because we as humans get bored and this brings opportunity to create something new, something different. I have always craved to do something new and creative all my life. I have tried my hand on...

The Dark Night(s)

The Dark Night(s)

6 PM As a new chapter began on a partly chilly October night,With a friend by my side,I embarked on a journey,Thought to myself that I’ve finally taken flight. This year I am to do something new,From a bird's eye view,I am to scour through the land, Sometimes finding...

Chunri Ke Peeche

Chunri Ke Peeche

Start a social enterprise Have otherwise formally unemployed women in Rajasthan make dupattas. Have women in Rajasthan make dupattas, count the sweat that falls from their chins, and add it to the GDP. Count sweat by the sound it makes when hitting the ground and...

The Art Of Decision Making

The Art Of Decision Making

It is believed that decision making is an important trait of leadership.  The ability to make decisions is an indispensable characteristic if one intends to lead in any way. We all take big and/or small decisions in our everyday life, right from the...

Will This RIGHT Turn Work?

Will This RIGHT Turn Work?

The recent decision by the Government of India of scrapping of Article 370, which provided special status to J&K state marked a decisive shift in the Kashmir policy of India. The previous term of the govt. had no clear policy when it came to this issue...

Our Age Of Understanding

Our Age Of Understanding

Reminiscing about the good old days, remembering the not so innocent child that I was, I couldn’t help but recall how much I liked going to school. It was definitely not for the fun of learning but for my friends, the surroundings and the happy vibes of the place....

Humans, The Superior Creatures? … A Prejudice

Humans, The Superior Creatures? … A Prejudice

In this opportunistic world can anyone expect kindness, mercy when they are aged or helpless? Of-course not; at least for me it is far from a ‘Yes’! Who says slavery has ended? It has just gotten exciting. As I lay helpless now and reflect on my life, my faintest...