Stories Heal, And Then You Grow

Stories Heal, And Then You Grow

They have to leave their Kingdom. They’ve lost their wealth and prosperity for being a novice in the game of gamble played by an old man. In accordance with the deal, they have to be in exile for 13 years, and incognito in the last year. The Pandavas along with...

Life Lessons From A Year Spent In The ‘Other’ India

Life Lessons From A Year Spent In The ‘Other’ India

It has been more than 10 months since I, along with 21 others, set out on a journey to learn about and understand India at the grassroots. In all honesty, this has been one mixed bag of a year. Some expectations I harbored remained unmet while some hopes I never knew...

Finding My Calling – Mahir Bhatt

Finding My Calling – Mahir Bhatt

In image, Mahir Bhatt (left) with his cofellow Dr. Sandeep during his India Fellowship journey with Swasthya Swaraj Society in Kalahandi, Odisha. I am a Civil Engineer by qualification. Data management, monitoring, evaluation and analytics were part of my engineering...

From A Lonely Corner In The Island Of Utopia

From A Lonely Corner In The Island Of Utopia

When we fly high in the garb of achieving zenith,A deep sense of empowerment soars through our blood,And adrenaline keeps the excitement intact,Yes, that is indeed the excitement of Utopia.The urge to achieve the unattainable! On a lazy summer afternoon, I lay back...

Guided Discovery – Visual Notes From A Leadership Training

Guided Discovery – Visual Notes From A Leadership Training

Do you know that there are seven types of learners? I'm majorly Kinesthetic, Spatial and Logical. I wish my teachers realized this before they caught me sleeping and forced me to sit in front during their class. I make visual notes compulsorily. That's the only method...

The Story Of Team Vision

The Story Of Team Vision

The fellowship gave me multiple opportunities to travel and explore new places. I visited Kolkata thrice for attending the workshop on ‘Early Language Learning’ organized by Vikramshila. On my recent visit to Kolkata, I met a very talented young boy in the bus while I...

Nine Months Of My Fellowship : A Photo Story

Nine Months Of My Fellowship : A Photo Story

At a regular day in my (Ayushi Shukla at extreme right) work The google says - fellowship ˈfɛlə(ʊ)ʃɪp/ noun A group of people meeting to pursue a shared interest or aim. The month of November arrived to mark the beginning of my 9th month in the fellowship. My time in...

Learning From My India Fellow Journey – Sandeep Praharsha

Learning From My India Fellow Journey – Sandeep Praharsha

To be honest with you, I had no clue what I was doing when I had applied for India Fellow. My folks seemed happy that I got into “something”, but they were not excited with the whole idea of me working in a random village anywhere in India. Their fears were further...

A Family Business and Eco-friendly Stationery [A Video]

A Family Business and Eco-friendly Stationery [A Video]

"India produces almost 5 crore ball pens and 2 crore pencils everyday", says Saurabh and tells how his enterprise BioQ is also making stationery items, but by replacing plastic with biodegradable material. He studied Electronic engineering, and as an India Fellow, he...

The One Who Was Terrified: My Journey With Stuttering

The One Who Was Terrified: My Journey With Stuttering

“LLLaddy...” pause Her throat started drying, sight became fuzzy and head exploded like a volcano, with overflowing thoughts. She wasn't able say the word 'Bug'. She just couldn’t, and had no idea why. Everybody was looking at her. She could feel all the eyes....

Making Finance Easier For Rural Poor [A Video]

Making Finance Easier For Rural Poor [A Video]

Rupal is from the first cohort of India Fellow. As a part of her field assignment, she got placed with Shram Sarathi, and is now the CEO of the same organization. Before joining the fellowship, she had studied development and for lack of options, was considering a...

What A Doctor and An Engineer are Doing in Kalahandi, Odisha [A Video]

What A Doctor and An Engineer are Doing in Kalahandi, Odisha [A Video]

What would it mean to reach work by risking your own lives? How does life look like in one of the poorest regions of India? Why is a non-doctor working at a healthcare organization? Where do you go if malaria, malnutrition, illiteracy and poverty come together? Watch...

A Library for Children Living in the Slums of Noida [A Video]

A Library for Children Living in the Slums of Noida [A Video]

Would you have imagined that an urban slum in Noida has a space where children come, generally after school hours, and spend as much time as they want, just being themselves and doing whatever they feel like doing, without the fear of being judged? What inspired a...