Is India Losing It’s Alternative Voice?

Is India Losing It’s Alternative Voice?

There are almost 30 lakh non-profit organizations registered in India, although only around 1.3 lakh of these non-profits organizations have registered under NGO Darpan, which is one NGO for every 4000 people.

Possible Consequences Of Women Not Knowing Their Bodies

Possible Consequences Of Women Not Knowing Their Bodies

I was on a patient visit, to understand why some of our TB diagnosed patients were not consuming their medicines and to further motivate them to eat, take care and routinely consume their medicines. On one such visit we came across a home besides a corn field where a...

Batik From The Lanes Of Ujjain [A Photo Story]

Batik From The Lanes Of Ujjain [A Photo Story]

The word 'Batik' which translates to wax writing is a form of wax resist dyeing of fabric. Even though the exact point of origin of Batik is still undiscovered, the history can be traced back to two thousand years ago in countries like India, Indonesia and Japan...

Leveraging Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Development Sector

Leveraging Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Development Sector

A Public Private Partnership (PPP) is essentially a contractual relationship between a public sector authority and one or more private parties. In the development sector, the concept shifts the role of the government bodies from delivering services directly, to...

Lessons To Prevent the Next Migrant Crisis : #TheKeralaModel

Lessons To Prevent the Next Migrant Crisis : #TheKeralaModel

Much has been said, researched, opined post the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns about the impact of Covid on millions of lives; pushing an estimated 230 million people into poverty in India. Migrant workers, being one of the most vulnerable and diverse populations,...

I Reached Out To Consumers To Understand India’s Plastic Problem

I Reached Out To Consumers To Understand India’s Plastic Problem

Is Just A Ban On Plastic Enough? It’s the 2080s and you’re sitting in the community park as your granddaughter plays catch with her friends. You look around — the pathway is tidy with green trees and clean dustbins, the lake flourishing with fish, swans and plants....

Har Cheez Mein Caste Mat dekho

Har Cheez Mein Caste Mat dekho

TW: Mentions of casteism एतद् देशप्रसूतस्य सकाशादग्रजन्मनः । स्वं स्वं चरित्रं शिक्षेरन् पृथिव्यां सर्वमानवाः ll139ll {2.20} From a first-born (i.e. a Brahmana), born in that country Let all men on earth learn their respective duties.(Chapter 1, page 73, Manusmriti)...

Doing “Dirty Work”: The Midwives Of Rural Bihar Come Clean

Doing “Dirty Work”: The Midwives Of Rural Bihar Come Clean

Cleanliness is also a big facet of the work of midwives. An essential component to understanding their responsibilities is caste. This is a representational image. “Who will I teach? They all tell me, ‘Who will do this hellish work? It is dirty and I feel...

Is Our Education System Irrelevant To The Tribal Children?

Is Our Education System Irrelevant To The Tribal Children?

In my second week at Swasthya Swaraj, I traveled with two of our team members to Taramundi, a beautiful hamlet in rural Odisha. Our team working on education in the region, had been receiving complaints that the classes are not regular here. We weren’t able to reach...

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,...