An Untold Story Of A Young Man Living His Dream [A Video]

An Untold Story Of A Young Man Living His Dream [A Video]

An Economics graduate by education and a slack-liner by interest, Adarsh left the city life of Mumbai, a flourishing career, a lucrative job offer and went to work in villages. After about two years of working in rural areas of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand, he...

All You Want To Know About India Fellow [A Video]

All You Want To Know About India Fellow [A Video]

Young Indians are often disinterested in their jobs these days, and are exploring career paths which may or may not align with their knowledge, interest and/or skills. It takes several years for them to figure out a combination of what they’re good at, what the world...

Urban Youngsters Who Moved To Rural Bihar For Work [A Video]

Urban Youngsters Who Moved To Rural Bihar For Work [A Video]

Tushar grew up in Uttar Pradesh, loves origami and is now a qualified doctor. Dyuti is from Kolkata, studied economics and likes to make cards for friends. What’s common between them? Both are solving Public health problems in the villages of Dalsinghsarai, Bihar....

This Young Woman Is Bringing Social Change Through Travel [A Video]

This Young Woman Is Bringing Social Change Through Travel [A Video]

An itch to start something of her own, supply chain management, A fellowship advertisement, one year to make a decision, immense love for countryside, perseverance in abundance. All this and much more took Ashwini to start Nativefolks, and run it for about 4 years...

How India Fellow Happened To Me – Swati Saxena

How India Fellow Happened To Me – Swati Saxena

अब ज़्यादा डर नहीं लगता, अपनी बात रखने में झिझक नहीं होती, अब खुद पर एक भरोसा सा है, कि मुश्किलों का सामना कर ही लूंगी, अब कुछ नया करने से पहले, सत्रह दफे सोचती नहीं, अब दूसरों से बात करना आसान हो गया है, और खुद से भी शायद यही बदला है इंडिया फैलो ने मुझमें शायद यही...

A Year Of New Experiences

A Year Of New Experiences

It was 25th June 2016, when I got the call letter from the India Fellow program, at the same time I started planning the journey and preparation for the Induction training which is this year also happening in the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Udaipur (Our new batch of fellows...

Why I Chose To Spend 13 Months At Grassroots – Swetha Davuluri

Why I Chose To Spend 13 Months At Grassroots – Swetha Davuluri

Swetha clicked this in a Phulwari in Chattisgarh during a field visit. I happened to do the India Fellow program at that point of time in my life, when everything was going bad. I was disappointed that I hadn't gotten into Teach For India (TFI). At home, my grandpa...

The Natives & The Folks – Ashwini Krishna

The Natives & The Folks – Ashwini Krishna

At 28, I was one of the eldest in my class of fellows. But self discovery had no age, I felt as energetic and rearing to go as the rest. And deep inside I knew this one year will lead me to my true calling which will help me blend my creative energies with something...

Of A Medicine Degree, Ethical Dilemmas & An Opportunity – Tushar Garg

Of A Medicine Degree, Ethical Dilemmas & An Opportunity – Tushar Garg

“Do the doctors or the nurses scold if you are crying or screaming due to labor pain in the hospital?” – I listened to the exchange with some amusement. Tushar, 25, to my right was talking to Malti, 23, to my left. I was working as part of a research team, which was...

From Events Management To Meaningful Journeys – Richa Williams

From Events Management To Meaningful Journeys – Richa Williams

I was born and brought up in Kota, a small town in south-eastern part of Rajasthan. At the age of 17 after finishing school, I decided to go study at a college or university as far away from my hometown as possible. I was curious to be on my own and explore the world....

Engineering To Educating Underprivileged Kids – Prashant Sharma

Engineering To Educating Underprivileged Kids – Prashant Sharma

The application for the 7th cohort of India Fellow was underway and we were getting in touch with the alumni of the fellowship to see if they can help us in spreading the announcement. I knew that Prashant was just 7km away from our office and was working on setting...

From Chennai To Ladakh – Suryanarayanan

From Chennai To Ladakh – Suryanarayanan

30th August 2016, while the rest of the country was experiencing the customary monsoon, the Sikkim bureaucracy was worried. They awaited the arrival of the delegation which comprised of scientists, engineers and officials from departments like the Department of...

Increasing Your Happiness Quotient – Anvesh

Increasing Your Happiness Quotient – Anvesh

We hardly question ourselves on why we are doing something currently, especially if that option provides us with most of the material comforts. If one thinks beyond these material comforts, there is lot that awaits to be explored. I learnt this while I was comfortable...

No Idea Is Trivial – Yashaswini

No Idea Is Trivial – Yashaswini

It is never easy to make a decision. Action itself stems from courage and courage can only lead to splendor and success. It was not an easy to choice to not sit for campus placement or study hard to crack the numerous entrance exams for a Masters course. But the...