Kashmir Conflict And Article 370

Kashmir Conflict And Article 370

I am writing this on the 15th August 2019, our 73rd Independence Day, a celebration of India's freedom. But, in the background of partition, many people were killed and millions were displaced. During this time, princely states were asked to join either India or...

Human Centred Design: Learning From The Online Course 1

Human Centred Design: Learning From The Online Course 1

Do I qualify to design a solution to a problem? Yes I do!With this blog, I and my team would like to reflect on our learning during a 7-week online course on 'Human Centred Design' with +Acumen and present the methodology we used. Our team "Apaches!" had the following...

‘Focus Child’ Growing Up As ‘Focus Adult’

‘Focus Child’ Growing Up As ‘Focus Adult’

We, as adults, end up doing a few things, which we were not interested to do but we think it will make us look normal. We convince ourselves that we are "Ok" and try to appear happy in front of family and friends, so that people don't judge us. This, unfortunately,...

Indian Power Sector | Challenges and Opportunities

Indian Power Sector | Challenges and Opportunities

India has come a long way since Independence, and the power sector is not an exclusion. From a mere 1.3 GW (Gigawatt) of generation capacity in 1947, the country boasts of the single grid with a generation capacity of about 350 GW as of the end of February 2019....

The Minorities Of Mhaswad

The Minorities Of Mhaswad

While the national political discourse takes on more and more of a saffron hue, its polarising effects have spread beyond cities to small towns and rural areas.

Searching For Feminism In Rural Uttar Pradesh

Searching For Feminism In Rural Uttar Pradesh

About three weeks back while I was sitting in my balcony, observing the commotion on the road and thinking about the last 8 months that I have spent in Kantain village of Sitapur district in Uttar Pradesh, several thoughts ran through my mind. It was a mixed bag, of...

The 10-Minute Homework Rule

The 10-Minute Homework Rule

Have you ever thought “why a large number of student’s blood run cold in the name of the school?”. Here is my take on this issue. Students often procrastinate not to be present in school. The reason behind is not lack of interest, but homework. It is tempting to...

Why Did 9-Year-Old Bright Faiz Drop Out Of The Village School?

Why Did 9-Year-Old Bright Faiz Drop Out Of The Village School?

Faiz Parveen, a 9-year-old studying in primary school at village Daniyalpur in Munger District of Bihar was excelling in his studies. Faiz was studying in this school since 3 years and was always on time for school. It was the month of October (2018), when Faiz was...

The Unwritten Rules For The Binary Genders

The Unwritten Rules For The Binary Genders

In Kanpur, six months of my fellowship has been about marketing organic products by the farmers. On a random working day, I was involved in a sales campaign, customers were coming to ask about the organic products that we were selling. A middle-aged man wearing kurta...

“Arey Tension Kyun Le Rahe Ho” In Bihar And Himachal Pradesh

“Arey Tension Kyun Le Rahe Ho” In Bihar And Himachal Pradesh

As part of my fellowship, I’ve got an opportunity to work in two different climatic, cultural and geographical settings where I could observe certain aspects which are totally in contrast in the two places. My host organization Aavishkaar is located in Palampur,...

Keep Walking, Keep Thumbing : A Hitchhiker’s Life

Keep Walking, Keep Thumbing : A Hitchhiker’s Life

I still remember my debut hitch-hike in Delhi, first-year college, with a few friends who hitched rides daily. It was normal to do it, the college students with cars were useful and the daily passers-by knew about it. I was awkward in putting out a hand in initial...