भुखमरी

भुखमरी

भुखमरी शब्द से आम तौर पे हम समझते हैं भूख के कारण लोगों का तड़पना या उनको खाना...

How Do We Learn And Design For Others’ Learning

How Do We Learn And Design For Others’ Learning

A facilitator in college in one of my earliest classes in my first year asked us, “How was your morning today? Draw it and show me”.  This was a morning like that. A morning when you've woken up but not quite. On a morning like this there isn’t much to look forward to...

शहर में कहाँ है यह हवा पानी

शहर में कहाँ है यह हवा पानी

गांव तहसील से करीब १० किलोमीटर की दूरी पर है. गांव में मोबाइल नेटवर्क नहीं है. आठवीं के बाद गांव में स्कूल नहीं है, स्वास्थ्य समस्याओं के लिए भी १० किलोमीटर या उससे ज़्यादा की दूरी तय करनी पड़ती है. और बुनियादी सुविधाओं के लिए जब यह गांव तहसील की तरफ देखता है तो रास्ते...

A Resurgence Of Community Libraries In India

A Resurgence Of Community Libraries In India

India has had a long culture of libraries that served not only as a treasure trove of knowledge but also as learning spaces. Places where debates and dialogues took place. Today, the status of public libraries is dwindling. A study conducted in 2018 revealed that in...

साथी कार्मिक सुरेश चंद की दिनचर्या का विवरण

साथी कार्मिक सुरेश चंद की दिनचर्या का विवरण

जीवन के रंग-बिरंगे मंच पर विभिन्न भूमिकाओं के निभानेवाले मेरे साथी कार्मिक सुरेश चंद एक आत्मविश्वासी, ज़िम्मेदार, समय के पाबन्द तथा पूर्ण ईमानदारी के साथ काम करने वाले इंसान हैं। इनकी साधारणता के पीछे दबी अनगिनत कथाएं हैं, जो उनकी अद्वितीयता को उजागर करती हैं। वे पिछले...

Migration: A Journey Of Hope And Challenges

Migration: A Journey Of Hope And Challenges

Migration has emerged as a transformative lifeline for ambitious individuals in search of better livelihood opportunities, particularly in the vibrant landscapes of south Rajasthan. Amidst agricultural distress and limited local employment prospects, many young men...

Exploring Places And More: With A Co-Fellow

Exploring Places And More: With A Co-Fellow

Embarking on a journey to meet my co-fellow and friend, Ritu in her field area turned out to be an incredibly joyous experience. The time we shared, the conversations we had, and the sights we discovered created a beautiful experience. Here are some highlights of this...

Rohit, A Young Boy From Bania Chapar

Rohit, A Young Boy From Bania Chapar

In the heart of Bania Chapar, a village nestled in the rolling landscapes of the Gopalganj district, a thirteen-year-old boy named Rohit Kumar Chauhan embarks on a remarkable journey each day. He studies in the 8th grade at the government-upgraded higher secondary...

Arranging For A Table And Pulling Some Chairs

Arranging For A Table And Pulling Some Chairs

I am working with Khamir on creating a craft curriculum and delivering it in schools. Our vision is to create an education system that is not only rooted in mainstream knowledge but also reveres the traditional knowledge systems that have thrived in India for...

Women Embracing Digital Technology: Challenges & Opportunities

Women Embracing Digital Technology: Challenges & Opportunities

I spent approximately six months in Maheshwar, living cashless and relying solely on digital payments. Whether it was my morning tea, evening grocery shopping, bus tickets, or fuel bills, I used UPI for all transactions. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is an instant...

Understanding and Power: Exploring Parallels with Sudhir Kakar

Understanding and Power: Exploring Parallels with Sudhir Kakar

"In another, more dynamic formulation to which I would subscribe, the individual self is a system of reverberating representational worlds - representations of his culture, primary family relationships and bodily life each enriching, constraining and shaping the...

Encouraging Curiosity And Imagination Through Children’s Literature

Encouraging Curiosity And Imagination Through Children’s Literature

Working and learning with children is about meeting serendipitous joys! While organizing library engagement sessions in several schools and community sites, we sometimes forget to have fun. However, the children never fail to bring us delight. At times, a single...

My First Rain In Kutch

My First Rain In Kutch

First three days in Ahmedabad at the main office of my organisation, Samerth were a mix of fear of traffic, aversion from going out during the day due to urban heating phenomenon and the hot sun. Little did I imagine how hotter the next destination would be. I was on...

Families Migrating From Kushalgarh In Distress

Families Migrating From Kushalgarh In Distress

The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying, the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving - Arundhati Roy Kushalgarh is a small town in the district of Banswara, Rajasthan. Until the year 1949, it was an Indian princely state under the...

सामुदायिक पुस्तकालय – एक अनोखा संगम

सामुदायिक पुस्तकालय – एक अनोखा संगम

 कहानी, कविता, पाठ्यपुस्तकें, नाटक, शायरी, चुट्कुले, विज्ञान, सामाजिक विज्ञान आदि तमाम सारी किताबें पुस्तकालय में पढ़ने के लिए आसानी से मिल जाते हैं। पाठ्य पुस्तक के बारें में जब भी सोचता हूँ, बचपन में मुझे बहुत ही बोगस लगता था, डर लगता था, शिक्षक कब प्रश्न पुछे लेगा...