Insights

In their immersive journey of experiencing the grassroots, fellows share the challenges and discoveries made, and how it connects to a larger perspective to build insights

Insurance And Inclusivity : How Far Have We Reached?

Insurance And Inclusivity : How Far Have We Reached?

Five years ago, an insurance agent came to my house to convince me to get life insurance. "I'm pretty healthy, nothing horrible is going to happen to me," I thought to myself. At that time, I did not understand how life insurance works. All I thought was if I need to...

Learning From Wipro Partners’ Meet 2022

Learning From Wipro Partners’ Meet 2022

Education system of India - has it ever not been a hot topic? I can go as far as I can in time and recall the debates and discussions around it. Often, we talk about a topic or a word so much that it starts to lose its true essence and remains a buzzword. I was...

Financial Literacy – Necessity Of The Hour

Financial Literacy – Necessity Of The Hour

Trigger Warning: Suicide, Death, Distress Ramesh Lal*, his wife and their four children were found dead at their home in the Udaipur district on 21st November , 2022. He was the only earning member in this six-person household. He had earlier migrated to work at a...

A Library That Nurtures Choice And Freedom

A Library That Nurtures Choice And Freedom

I bleakly recall the image of me as a child looking with awe at the encyclopaedia and a lot of giant picture books kept high up on the shelf of our school library. We used to have a library period when we would go through the shelves and pick up a book with our own...

A How-To Guide If You Are Beginning To Understand Mental Health

A How-To Guide If You Are Beginning To Understand Mental Health

While growing up, I had many close friends through school and college who have gone through anxiety and depression. Being with them through it all, I assumed I understood what it meant to go through a problematic mental health issue. I assumed that I know how to...

Let’s Talk About Sh*t (Part 2 of 2)

Let’s Talk About Sh*t (Part 2 of 2)

It was a cold, foggy Wednesday morning. I was with Jaysingh*, one of our field staff at Swasthya Swaraj. We were on our way to visit the schools and to collect growth monitoring data of under-five children in one cluster in Kerpai panchayat. After...

Maslow, Choices, Learning And A Library Somewhere In The Hinterland

Maslow, Choices, Learning And A Library Somewhere In The Hinterland

A handful of shared sand represents the handful of choices we have and how they are sometimes made for us or passed down to us. Every time I think about choices, I frequently wonder what they actually mean and signify? My thoughts go back to all the times I’ve had to...

How Do You Spend Rs. 200 In Your Day-To-Day Life?

How Do You Spend Rs. 200 In Your Day-To-Day Life?

What comes to your mind when you see a 200 rupee note? How do you spend it? Is it a big spend or it just goes away in everyday expense? Does it differ between men and women? I asked the same question to a set of people and here's what they had to say about it. As a...

How did the people do their ‘business’ then? (Part 1 of 2)

How did the people do their ‘business’ then? (Part 1 of 2)

“What is the most satisfactory and peaceful time in a human’s life?” was the topic of discussion in the courts of King Krishnadevaraya. All of the ministers were giving instances of life and death, while Tenali Raman, a brilliant and witty minister in king’s court was...

Silicosis: The Occupational Hazard Of Doing God’s Work

The Pindwara district in the state of Rajasthan is known for its mining industry. Every year, almost thousands of men from this region, either migrate to cities or are posted at sites within Pindwara for stone grinding activities. The work usually involves building...

What Bothers The Youth In Rural Bihar Everyday?

What Bothers The Youth In Rural Bihar Everyday?

As part of an initiative to understand mental health concerns affecting the youth in rural Samastipur, my colleague and I had a group discussion with a group of young (18-35 years) men and women. Initially, we did not mention our purpose or used any mental health...

Understanding What Primary Health Care Means

Understanding What Primary Health Care Means

80% of the diseases can be prevented or cured at the primary level only. And that is why corporates cannot provide primary care as providing primary care would affect the profit that they can make through secondary or tertiary careA doctor in an intense discussion...

ई-श्रम क्या हैं?

ई-श्रम क्या हैं?

https://open.spotify.com/show/37Dw12K7Lx5aIZhVdiIqrf?si=gEGh75VpSSezRNFehWyjDw The e-Shram card was brought in by the central government in August 2021 posing as an answer to the enumeration of migrant workers and consolidated social security benefits for all...