My Understanding Of Menstruation Routine Of Women Around Me

My Understanding Of Menstruation Routine Of Women Around Me

Asked to hide ... Those were the last weeks of summer vacation in the campus. I was excited to start shopping for the school and be all prepared to be in 3rd standard. I remember going to the supermarket to buy some groceries and school supplies. My mother had...

What Should A Poor Father Choose?

What Should A Poor Father Choose?

Rekha* admitted in the Panna district hospital Meet Rekha and her mother from Jaitupura village which is few kilometres from Panna, Madhya Pradesh. Rekha is 10 months old (yes, dont be surprised) and severely malnourished. Her mother is not in a good condition either;...

The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Micro-finance in Uttar Pradesh

The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Micro-finance in Uttar Pradesh

SHGs gives these women a more inclusive space to voice their opinion The people know what is best for them, rather than the government or any external social organization. Their biggest hurdle in solving these issues though is access to capital. This idea was at the...

What’s Trending In Kushalgarh!

What’s Trending In Kushalgarh!

At the intersection of gender, health and migration, there is a dangerous trend picking up What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you think of trends? Is it the apparel collection from so and so brand you saw online recently? Or some music genre...

Not A Single Story Of Porta Cabins

Not A Single Story Of Porta Cabins

With my children at a porta cabin in Sukma, south Chattisgarh Restriction! What comes to your mind related to restriction would be lack of freedom. A similar thought process might be applicable to children in Porta Cabins at Sukma, Chhattisgarh which is why they...

Chunri Ke Peeche

Chunri Ke Peeche

Start a social enterprise Have otherwise formally unemployed women in Rajasthan make dupattas. Have women in Rajasthan make dupattas, count the sweat that falls from their chins, and add it to the GDP. Count sweat by the sound it makes when hitting the ground and...

The Simple And Complex Things Of My Non-Profit Life

The Simple And Complex Things Of My Non-Profit Life

Nikhil (left) in an interaction with community members in his office-cum-home space “The social sector is for the rich” This was the reaction I got when I announced to my mom that I was going to work for a non-profit for a year; this shall remain with me forever. That...

एक और क़दम

Image Courtesy : Anand Murali (India Fellow Program Team). Clicked in a learning session at i-Saksham, Jamui, Bihar. Lau Tzu has rightly said “the journey to a thousand miles begins with one step”, and likewise my host organization i-Saksham Education And Learning...

Himalayan Springs And The Mexican Devil

Himalayan Springs And The Mexican Devil

A colleague and I (left) visiting a local spring. One thing about the fellowship that I like is the monthly writing of blogs, even though many people have praised me for my writing, a few have also been critical. One of the biggest criticisms that I have got is the...

A Train Of Thoughts

A Train Of Thoughts

“I am Jeena*, 28 years old, and I work on the farms”. After all the introductions they (Aajeevika Bureau) corrected everyone “You are a wife, a mother, a daughter, a daughter in-law, a sister and a Pravaasi (migrant).” Pravaasi - I recently came across this word...