Journey With The Waste Warriors Team

Journey With The Waste Warriors Team

In our life's journey, we come across people travelling their own paths. With some of them, we share our feelings and emotions, and establish relationships that may last forever. Each of these journeys is unique in its own way and yet, we find similarities. As humans,...

What Constitutes Quality Education?

What Constitutes Quality Education?

Image only for representation purpose, by Stephen Charles (2017 India Fellow) In last eight months, I have often found myself contemplating on what it means to add quality in education. What are the gaps beyond classroom learning that people are facing as challenges...

Not Just For Savings

Not Just For Savings

Sanra with Sindhu Tai and Asha Tai, two of the oldest SHG members in Vetalli, Maharashtra; also the former members of a Mahila Mandal in Khed. “Find a purpose, the solution will follow”Sudha Tai, managing trustee at Chaitanya. It’s been ten months since I joined...

ज़िम्मेदारी किसकी और जबाबदेही किसकी?

ज़िम्मेदारी किसकी और जबाबदेही किसकी?

"देश की सफाई एकमात्र सफाई-कर्मियों की जिम्मेदारी नहीं है। क्या इस में नागरिकों की कोई भूमिका नहीं ? हमें इस मानसिकता को बदलना होगा।" ये मैं नहीं कह रहा। ये कथन हमारे देश के प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी के हैं जो उन्होंने महात्मा गाँधी जी की 145वीं जयंती पर 2...

The Metamorphosis Of My Perceptions On Education

The Metamorphosis Of My Perceptions On Education

I was privileged to access my Right to Education. Until 6th std., I studied at St. John's School, an ICSE board convent school. We were 70 of us in a class. The attendance call would take about 15 minutes every day. When I was in class 6, I observed my cousins who...

The Burgula Tide – How We Are Developing A Model Village

The Burgula Tide – How We Are Developing A Model Village

Four months in Utnoor made me realise that days would go in a jiffy when you are too involved in work or when you have a lot going on. Living in Utnoor was a great experience as most of the people living there are from tribal communities who have retained traditional...

My New Dress

My New Dress

25 women getting tailoring training in PRDC (Pragathi Welfare Society) This is my 6th month in my host organisation Pragathi, as an India Fellow and right now I am handling different projects. One of them is "1 lakh women empowerment program" in which our goal is to...

Inspiration To Be A Better Human Being

Inspiration To Be A Better Human Being

Until now, I have encountered most people being primarily concerned about growing professionally. From close relatives to friends and society, I have observed a common concern towards career. Only my mother and a few books had inspired me to be humane until I met...

Towards A Peaceful Revolution To Bring Dignity to Labor Migration

Towards A Peaceful Revolution To Bring Dignity to Labor Migration

Featured image courtesy Pixabay My fellowship with Aajeevika Bureau started on March, 2019. It was the time when the financial year was soon to be over. Once I joined, I immersed myself into field visits and my journey as a fellow was 'on'. I was meeting migrants...

Aladdin Ka CHIRAG…?

Aladdin Ka CHIRAG…?

What strikes your mind when you hear the word CHIRAG? My internal dictionary prompts: “Aladdin ka CHIRAG” and goes on to remind me the well-known phrase, “Hukum mere Aaka” from the cartoon series, 'Aladdin', one of my childhood memories that I am sure of carrying...