अकाल राहत से ‘मनरेगा’ तक : आदिवासी मजदूरों का हक

अकाल राहत से ‘मनरेगा’ तक : आदिवासी मजदूरों का हक

हमारे देश में राष्ट्रीय ग्रामीण रोजगार गारंटी कानून (मनरेगा) सन 2005 में लागू हुआ था। कोटडा आदिवासी संस्थान के साथ काम करते हुए मुझे मालूम हुआ कि इसके पहले राजस्थान के उदयपुर जिले में क्या स्थिति थी। इस कानून के आने से पहले आम आदमी को काम मिलना मुश्किल था। गांव में...

Dream A Little Dream Of Me…

Dream A Little Dream Of Me…

Trigger Warning: Mentions rape, suicide. 'Didi vo thodi pagal hai, usko samjhao kuch.' Asmina's* mother alleges her daughter to be 'out of her mind'. The 15-year-old bright girl rolls her eyes in return. She smirks at me, her smile though lights up her face,...

Gaanv Ka ‘Nazdeek-darshan’ : Taking A Closer Look

Gaanv Ka ‘Nazdeek-darshan’ : Taking A Closer Look

I stayed for about 15 days with a family in a village called Sonkachh in Khandar tehsil of Sawai Madhopur district, Rajasthan. Sonkachh is a beautiful village just about 4 kms from the border of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The objective of the stay was two-fold....

Mandav Utsav 2021 : What People Had To Say

Mandav Utsav 2021 : What People Had To Say

This article is a critical appraisal of what I saw and heard when I visited Mandav for their yearly festival. All views shared are my observations from the conversations I had with the locals of Mandav,

The Most Beautiful Beds Of Flowers In Rajasthan

The Most Beautiful Beds Of Flowers In Rajasthan

“In the first 5 years of life, experiences and relationships stimulate and influence children’s development. Their brain develops connections the fastest within this age slot as compared to any other time in life. This is the time when the foundations for learning,...

Family Planning And Contraceptives In Rural Rajasthan

Family Planning And Contraceptives In Rural Rajasthan

After having a long discussion on the different types of contraceptive measures and advantages of having a small family, Sita* didn’t look satisfied. She turned to me and said, “Everything is on us. From taking care of the house, growing children inside us, raising...

Is India On The Road To Sustainable Menstruation?

Is India On The Road To Sustainable Menstruation?

Based on my experience from rural Maharashtra Before I joined India Fellow, I never thought that I would spend my first day in a village attending a practical session on methods of sustainable menstruation, along with women living in the rural areas of Maharashtra. I...

Ajrakh Block Printing : A Photo Story

Ajrakh Block Printing : A Photo Story

The magical Yellow colour is derived from the dye preparation of turmeric and pomegranate peels An impromptu expedition led me to a village called Dhamadka, 45 kms away from Bhuj, Kutch. The entire village tells a story of the revival of an exclusive hand...

Demystifying Women Empowerment

Demystifying Women Empowerment

On my arrival in Khandar, the tehsil in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan where I am currently working with Udyogini, the first thing I noticed was motorbikes. They were everywhere. I did not see a Moped or non-gear scooters. Only after two days did I see an...