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Connecting Dots

It started with the act of helping a 3 year old carry a bucket of water

October 15, 2018 | By Sanjana Kaushik

THE JOURNEY – road less travelled!!

I started my journey in this sector with PRADAN.

September 07, 2018 | By Elvina Deori

5 Ways To Collaborate In The Development Sector For Sustainable Social Change

A lot of recent development sector conferences have focused on collabora

June 09, 2018 | By Gaurav Shah

Live Life King Size. What About Living Life Ant Size?

Jim Carrey once said, “I wish everyone could get rich and famous and eve

March 12, 2018 | By Ravi Jaiswal

The Quandary of Social Organisations – Depth Vs. Width

In the recent past, I have had the opportunity of working with some real

March 07, 2018 | By Gaurav Shah

Controversial Or Not, Women And Countries Need Menstrual Leave Policies. Here’s Why

Menstrual leave is a type of leave where a woman has the option to take

March 07, 2018 | By Devas Boban

“Tribal lifestyle is threatened by development”

A simple gift of hospitality prompted Mridul Upadhyay, 26, a Commonwealt

February 25, 2018 | By Mridul Upadhyay

Think Caste Discrimination Is No Longer A Problem? My Personal Experience Tells Me Otherwise!

Think that caste discrimination doesn’t impact society anymore?

February 18, 2018 | By Nitisha Pandey

The ‘Paro’ System: How Women Are Trafficked In Northern India

On the second day of “Realising India”, we were interacting with female

January 17, 2018 | By Koushik Hore

Realising India: Re-realising my privileges

I chose to drop science post 10th grade and study commerce.At 17, I went

December 31, 2017 | By Priyanka Gupta

I Was Told Alwar Was Free Of Caste Inequality. My Experience Showed The Opposite

(Here, Arpit shares his experiences and reflections from his district im

December 14, 2017 | By Arpit Jain

Water,​ ​A​ ​Source​ ​Of​ ​Poverty

I was given a glass of water, semi-brown in colour, the very first sip o

December 08, 2017 | By Arpit Jain

How Working In The Development Sector Is Similar To Parenting

While there may be numerous ways of bringing up children out there in th

December 06, 2017 | By Gaurav Shah

The Best of Both Worlds

My name “Aalika”, is a combination of the names ‘Aaliya’ and ‘Mallika’.

December 05, 2017 | By Aalika Anne Peres

Rajasthan’s Healthcare System May Have Improved, But People Still Can’t Access It

(Here, Biswajit shares his experience and reflections from his district

November 28, 2017 | By Biswajit Brahmma

Pioneering Work in Development Management – an institutional approach


November 16, 2017 | By Ravi Sreedharan

Climate Change Is Destroying Women’s Lives In Alwar And Their Voices Must Be Heard

(Here, Koushik shares his experience and reflections from his district i

November 14, 2017 | By Koushik Hore

A Realisation Of My Privilege

When I was in class 2, I remember breaking the shower while trying to fi

November 11, 2017 | By Wyonna D’ Souza

2 Weeks In Rural MP Revealed To Me India’s Flawed Approach To Development

(Here, David shares his experience and reflections from his district imm

November 09, 2017 | By David Menezes

Your Favourite Cup Of Chai Is Keeping Tribal People In Bonded Labour

I belong to a tribal family hailing from the tea plantations in North Be

November 02, 2017 | By Biswajit Brahmma

Our History Of Wars Shows How Rigid Ideologies Defeat Us

“ The people of India resolved to constitute India into a Democratic, Re

October 30, 2017 | By Koushik Hore