बंधेज

बंधेज

नीता (लेखिका) तस्वीर के बीच में एक समुदाय परामर्श / जांच सत्र में मध्य प्रदेश...

We! Who?

The most awaited event of the year was almost there and the students of Tamarind Tree were super excited to attend it. The camp night on the 25th of January every year. This is that one day of the year when all the students' post class fourth come together and get a...

Dignity, For Starters — Creating An Inclusive Space

Some schools are about much more than just providing education. While working with Nayi Disha Resource Centre for this Fellowship, I visited one such... What does a 'better' life look like for you? A higher posting? A more comfortable lifestyle? For persons with...

The Everyday Lives Of The Residents Of Panna Tiger Reserve

Kathari village inside the buffer zone of the Panna forest reserve Panna National Park is spread over Panna and Chattarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh, within an area of 542 km. The community living in the forest of Panna are mostly from Raj Gond and Saur Gond. The...

Why Should We Fight For ‘Them’?

Why Should We Fight For ‘Them’?

The Citizenship Amendment Bill, after being signed by our president, became the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on the 12th of December and our nation’s been up in arms since. I was in transit that day from Patna, back to Thakurganj (where my host organisation is) and...

“Kachre Se Sona” – Waste (Resource) Management

“Kachre Se Sona” – Waste (Resource) Management

Students making paper flowers out of used chart papers Rajesh* of Grade VIII brings an old plastic geometry box to find out if he can utilize it in any way while Anju Kumari* asks her teacher Ms. Sunanda*, “Miss, can we use this old newspaper pile as well?” Students...

How Dark Is Dark Enough?

How Dark Is Dark Enough?

Bindal river - Govind Ghar slum, Dehradun Stepping over the bricks placed strategically on the puddles, we walked through the lane about two feet wide with double storeys built on both sides. It suddenly opened into a small courtyard where a few families were...

Are We Ready To Accept?

Are We Ready To Accept?

“Eyes filled with pride and heart with love, as I saw the hands move from heart to head telling the story of India’s destiny and how Thy’s name rouses the hearts of all states and echoes in the hills of Vindhyas and Himalayas mingling in the music of Yamuna and Ganga,...

कुछ नए जीवन सिद्धांत

कुछ नए जीवन सिद्धांत

single story के आधार पर हम किसी भी व्यक्ति या देश या समूह या जाती या लिंग के लिए रूढ़िबद्ध धारणा बना लेते जीवन में आप कई लोगों को मिलते या देखते हो मगर कुछ लोग होते है जो आप पर एक अलग प्रभाव छोड़ जाते है। उनकी कोई न कोई बात आपके चीज़ो को देखने का नज़रिया बदल देती हैं।...

Financializing Poverty Through Micro-finance

Financializing Poverty Through Micro-finance

The present age capitalism is financialized capitalism. And micro-finance has emerged as its response to poverty, alongside fueling the efforts of women empowerment and rural development. In 2006, The Nobel committee while presenting the Nobel Peace Prize to Professor...

Journey To The End Of Civilisation

Journey To The End Of Civilisation

On the way... "What work do you have at the end of civilisation?"One of my friends said when I told her that I would be travelling to Khopoli tomorrow, for my first centre visit. Khopoli is an industrial city in Khalapur taluka of Raigad district, Maharashtra, at the...

Routine Of The Girls In Nari Gunjan: A Photo Story

Routine Of The Girls In Nari Gunjan: A Photo Story

The Starlings of Nari Gunjan Nari Gunjan is an organisation that works on the fundamental rights of women. It provides education, livelihood, basic hygiene and sanitation for the women of Musahari community. It is founded by Sudha Verghese and is situated in Danapur...

What Should A Poor Father Choose?

What Should A Poor Father Choose?

Rekha* admitted in the Panna district hospital Meet Rekha and her mother from Jaitupura village which is few kilometres from Panna, Madhya Pradesh. Rekha is 10 months old (yes, dont be surprised) and severely malnourished. Her mother is not in a good condition either;...