Gender Training And A Progressive Village

Gender Training And A Progressive Village

Gender training sessions are used to bring behavioural change among individuals, collectives or organizations towards:1. Gender equality: Equal rights, resources and opportunities for all genders2. Gender sensitivity: Awareness about gender roles in our life3. Gender...

Role of a Traditional Birth Attendant : A Photo Story

Role of a Traditional Birth Attendant : A Photo Story

Utilizing institutional services and skilled care during childbirth has been proven to improve maternal and perinatal health and to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates. In fact, WHO’s key strategy to reduce these mortality rates is to ensure that all births...

हमाल भाइयों का आंदोलन किस लिए?

हमाल भाइयों का आंदोलन किस लिए?

'आवाज दो हम एक है... 'हम हमारा अधिकार मांगते, नहीं किसी से भीख मांगते', 'हमाल एकता जिंदाबाद' - ऐसे घोषणा देते हुए सुमेरपुर, पाली, राजस्थान में हमालों का आंदोलन हुआ। १८ दिसंबर को अंतरराष्ट्रीय प्रवासी दिवस पर यह आंदोलन करके हमाल मजदूरों ने अपनी मांगे प्रशासन के सामने...

Interviewing Kids in Kumbharshila

Interviewing Kids in Kumbharshila

Kumbharshila is a village five kilometers from Kashipur block headquarters in Odisha. It is one of the twenty-five villages where Agragamee has started learning centers since April 2020. Unlike Kumbharshila, most of these villages are far away from the block...

Mautana: Dilemma Of A Dead Body

Mautana: Dilemma Of A Dead Body

Tribal culture is the primitive culture of prehistoric era. Today, tribal groups are settled on different Padas (pieces of land). Even though the distance between the tribal people living in valleys and cities is decreasing with the increasing transportation...

Structures And Grassroots – My Observations

Structures And Grassroots – My Observations

Disclaimer: My views are from a novice's point of view who just entered the social development space. From what I understand in the context of finances, the stakeholders in the system I am directly or indirectly working with, are:  GovernmentOne of the most...

The School Where I Am Working

The School Where I Am Working

This is from a school in Sukma, a district located on the southern tip of Chhattisgarh. Sukma is well known for its dense forest and tribal culture. Before I came here, I had a visual of a school in my mind - with a big gate at the entrance, children standing in...

Dalsinghsarai: A Place Allowing Me To Challenge Myself

I was standing alongside a brown stray dog, both of us patiently waiting on one side of the railway track. A train was expected to pass and the tracks had been temporarily shut. Along with the dog and me, there were many more people waiting – a woman on a scooter with...

Lanji’s Quest For Education And A Better Life

Lanji’s Quest For Education And A Better Life

Based on a narration by Lanji Majhi We all have had some old person trying to put us in perspective by sharing stories of how they once used to walk to school, everyday with heavy books in their bags. Well, the story that has been narrated to me by Lanji, a...

My Friend Azzli

My Friend Azzli

I opened the door of our Drop-in Centre and found a short-statured dusky woman, who had her pallu wound around her face, as if it were band-aid. And this kids, is how I met your…I mean, my best friend – Azzli*. In the beginning of the fellowship, new to the whole, “Ye...

मजबूरी, मजदूरी, पैसा और बीमारी…

गांवों से कई लोग काम की तलाश में शहरों की ओर जाते हैं। वहां से क्या वे सिर्फ पैसा कमा कर लाते हैं? या पैसे के साथ और भी बहुत कुछ जाने अनजाने साथ आता है? आइये जानते हैं एक कहानी के जरिये।जीरा एक 11 महीने की बच्ची है जो पन्ना, मध्य प्रदेश के बिल्हाटा गाँव में रहती है।...

On Ground: A Literal Report

On Ground: A Literal Report

'On-Ground' is a documentary piece developed to capture the lives of sex workers in Kutch during the second wave of COVID-19. By no means, is it an exhaustive coverage but it provides a window on a largely ignored and marginalised community of sex workers during any...

Working With Minimum Resources, With Those Who Have Nothing

Working With Minimum Resources, With Those Who Have Nothing

Picture by Mahir Bhatt, a 2017 fellow Trigger Warning: This is a case of suicide, as narrated by Sister Rani, a senior nurse at Swasthya Swaraj in Kalahandi, Odisha There was a sudden hustle in the clinic, almost a sort of panic as a tribal woman was brought carried...

Of Windmills And Women

Of Windmills And Women

“I ask you to leave your home, the clothes you wear, the family you love, and all that surrounds you because tomorrow, I will build a mall on the above the stacked pyres of your identity. You can’t fathom it. You won’t. Why must I? Why must your development come at...