Guftgoo-E-Mewat

Guftgoo-E-Mewat

“आओ भाईसाहब बैठो, कुछ ठंडा वंडा पीयो” These were some of the first words that...

An Attempt To Collectivise Through Zines

An Attempt To Collectivise Through Zines

First things first. What is a zine?Good question. Tricky answer. For a lot of people around the world, across time, a zine (pronounced zeen) has always meant much more than an independent, inexpensively made, small, self-circulated piece of publication. It is first...

शहर में कहाँ है यह हवा पानी

शहर में कहाँ है यह हवा पानी

गांव तहसील से करीब १० किलोमीटर की दूरी पर है. गांव में मोबाइल नेटवर्क नहीं है. आठवीं के बाद गांव में स्कूल नहीं है, स्वास्थ्य समस्याओं के लिए भी १० किलोमीटर या उससे ज़्यादा की दूरी तय करनी पड़ती है. और बुनियादी सुविधाओं के लिए जब यह गांव तहसील की तरफ देखता है तो रास्ते...

Migration: A Journey Of Hope And Challenges

Migration: A Journey Of Hope And Challenges

Migration has emerged as a transformative lifeline for ambitious individuals in search of better livelihood opportunities, particularly in the vibrant landscapes of south Rajasthan. Amidst agricultural distress and limited local employment prospects, many young men...

Rohit, A Young Boy From Bania Chapar

Rohit, A Young Boy From Bania Chapar

In the heart of Bania Chapar, a village nestled in the rolling landscapes of the Gopalganj district, a thirteen-year-old boy named Rohit Kumar Chauhan embarks on a remarkable journey each day. He studies in the 8th grade at the government-upgraded higher secondary...

Encouraging Curiosity And Imagination Through Children’s Literature

Encouraging Curiosity And Imagination Through Children’s Literature

Working and learning with children is about meeting serendipitous joys! While organizing library engagement sessions in several schools and community sites, we sometimes forget to have fun. However, the children never fail to bring us delight. At times, a single...

सामुदायिक पुस्तकालय – एक अनोखा संगम

सामुदायिक पुस्तकालय – एक अनोखा संगम

 कहानी, कविता, पाठ्यपुस्तकें, नाटक, शायरी, चुट्कुले, विज्ञान, सामाजिक विज्ञान आदि तमाम सारी किताबें पुस्तकालय में पढ़ने के लिए आसानी से मिल जाते हैं। पाठ्य पुस्तक के बारें में जब भी सोचता हूँ, बचपन में मुझे बहुत ही बोगस लगता था, डर लगता था, शिक्षक कब प्रश्न पुछे लेगा...

From Fear To Empowerment: Navigating Gender Politics And Insecurity

From Fear To Empowerment: Navigating Gender Politics And Insecurity

I had just finished my day with receiving appreciation for the depth achieved in my research and gaining a deeper understanding from different perspectives. It was a good day at work. Early in the evening, I had received an unexpected call from my father. He asked me...

दक्षिणी छत्तीसगढ़ का हाट बाज़ार

दक्षिणी छत्तीसगढ़ का हाट बाज़ार

सुकमा दक्षिणी छत्तीसगढ़ का ज़िला है। यहां मैं बीते कुछ वर्षो से रहता हूँ। यहां के गावों का हाट बाज़ार बड़ा ही सुहावना होता है। कुछ छोटे तो कुछ बड़े हाट बाज़ार हैं। हर दो-तीन गाँव के बाद बाज़ार लगता है। बच्चे, महिला और पुरुष बाज़ार में उत्सुकता से आते हैं। खेत  से उगाने...

‘Character Alive’ : An Activity To Engage Children

‘Character Alive’ : An Activity To Engage Children

Working at a children's library has been a journey filled with endless possibilities and captivating discoveries. Among the many fascinating aspects of library education, one that has truly stood out for me, is 'Engagement activities'. What are Engagement Activities?...

बदलाव और सोनी बावरी

बदलाव और सोनी बावरी

यह कहानी राजस्थान के सवाई माधोपुर जिले में स्थित एक गांव में बावरी बस्ती समुदाय में रहने वाली लड़की सोनी बावरी की है। यह अभी नवरंग प्रोग्राम में शिक्षा साथी के रूप में कार्य कर रही है। नवरंग प्रोग्राम ग्रामीण शिक्षा केंद्र द्वारा संचालित किया जा रहा एक...

Kalamaitri – A Collective Run Enterprise

Kalamaitri – A Collective Run Enterprise

In an ideal world, collectives would be catalysts for societal progress, acting as agents of change. Throughout history, revolutions, social movements, and grassroots organizations have emerged to challenge oppressive systems. The advocate for human rights, and demand...

Design Thinking Is A Mindset, Not Just A Skill

Design thinking is often seen as a skill exclusive to professional designers. I used to think the same, until recently. The midpoint training at India Fellow was my first exposure to the topic. After the session, we got to interact with Mudita from The Design Village....

Journey Of Gulab Buffalos’ Milk

Journey Of Gulab Buffalos’ Milk

Study of Van Gujjar settlements and their spatial utilization by understanding everyday activities, resources management and commons distribution across the landscape specially Buffalos' Milk. Asama from Kunao, Rajaji National Park got up at 4am. She needs to complete...

‘Theatre Of The Oppressed’ As A Tool For Social Change

‘Theatre Of The Oppressed’ As A Tool For Social Change

Post the earthquake of 2001, Kutch has seen rapid industrialisation and urbanisation. This has accelerated more in the past decade. This has had a two-fold effect on the environment and on human relationships in the region. Alongside, the political climate of India,...