संशय से आत्म-विश्वास की ओर

संशय से आत्म-विश्वास की ओर

A story on how a curated red diary is making a difference in the lives of semi-literate or illiterate women entrepreneurs. झमकू बाई 'क्यारा' नाम के एक छोटे से फले में रहती हैं. इस मनोहारी गाँव में लगभग 20 परिवार रहते हैं. उनके पति, जो पेशे से रसोई कारीगर हैं, काम की...

हम लड़ेंगे साथी, गुलाम इच्छाओं के लिए

हम लड़ेंगे साथी, गुलाम इच्छाओं के लिए

मैंने खुद को 'कुंचोली' पंचायत के एक छोटे से गाँव में पाया, जहाँ एक मकान निर्माणाधीन था. उस दृश्य को मैंने तस्वीर में कैद करने की कोशिश की. अवतार सिंह संधू 'पाश' पंजाबी कविता जगत के जाने - माने - चाहे जाने वाले कवि  हैं. पंजाबी भाषा के सीमित ज्ञान के कारण, मैंने उनकी...

मैं और भालू

प्रिय मित्र काशीपुर से में भोपाल के लिए रवाना हो गया हूं। वही पुराना घर! अब तो घर क्या है कहां है इसकी समझ कमजोर पड़ गई है। खुले आसमान ने हमें इतना अपना लिया है कि दीवारें पराई लगने लगी है। यह तीसरा और आखिरी खत काशीपुर के सबसे अप्रतिम भाग के बारे में है। यह ना होता तो...

Feeling So Exotic!

On 21st January 2019, i went to Pune for an exposure visit along with a few people from the villages of Khopoli and Paned (in Raigad, Maharashtra). The visit was to a company that sells vegetables and fruits in collaboration with the farmers giving them a price higher...

Kantabai: The Story You Don’t Get To Hear

One day, as I was walking via my usual route to the sabzi mandi (vegetable market), I noticed a group of people sitting in a flimsy yellow tent. I had actually been fascinated by this yellow tent for a couple of weeks, as I could see it’s movements from the window of...

When I Finally Grew Comfortable Being Their Teacher

When I Finally Grew Comfortable Being Their Teacher

One of the farthest schools from Kandbari in Panchrukhi education block is Rajot. I recall saying a few months ago that I had to hold on tight to my excitement of conducting a class during the hour long ride it takes to reach the school along the narrow winding roads....

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...

An Atta-boy

An Atta-boy

They do not have advantage of a complicated system of metaphysics which could explain or rationalize  events for them. Their gods and goodness are much too simple to be of much help. प्रिय मित्र याद है वो पुराना किस्सा? वो काशीपुर? खत के बदलो से सतह दर सतह उतरोगे तो...

Everyday Politics In My Field Area

Everyday Politics In My Field Area

From the first day of college, there is one thing that I clearly remember. Politics is everywhere. It is a process of making decisions. Apart from the government, there are several things that are political in nature including incidents in our daily lives. With this...

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...

Real Chills Of This Winter In My School At Kotra

It is that time of the year when days are long and the nights are longer. When the hands have slipped under the warmth and weight of binded bundles and the atmosphere is quieter than usual. Seasons change, habits change but the children of my school in Mandwa, Kotda...

How I’m Falling In Love With Salchinthanpally

How I’m Falling In Love With Salchinthanpally

On a bright sunny morning after comfortably getting myself a twenty-minute-long shower, which easily included the usage of five to six products and then applying a couple of skin care products on, I started my walk towards Salchinthanpally (read as my village). I was...

Cup Se Cup Tak

Cup Se Cup Tak

Does this image bother you? Well, you’re not alone. Over 16 years and 200 frustrating menstrual cycles later, I am finally learning to embrace periods. Two years of dilemma of switching over to menstrual cups or biodegradable pads finally came to an end after I moved...

A Man Who Is Empowering Rural Youth In Uttarakhand

"I am only one, but still I am one, I cannot do everything, but still I can do something and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." - Edward Everett Hale I read it on the Whatsapp display of Dhiraj. Nine months ago, I had...