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22-year old Maneesh Sharma, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh, grew up in the village of Jalalpur. Born to a father who worked as a farmer and cattle rearer, humility played an integral role in Maneesh’s upbringing. Not one to blatantly misalign himself as one who had a difficult upbringing, Maneesh was …

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On a quick search over the internet, the word facilitator stated that it meant to ‘make an action or process easy or easier’. The definition, although true to some extent, is far from an apt description of what a facilitator truly is. Beyond this utilitarian definition, a facilitator means multiple things – Dynamic and adaptive, …

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Upon research, we find that according to the Census of 2011, Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of young people in the country. Out of the total population of 19.9 crores, there were nearly 4 crore young people (15-24 years) – a prominent 17.5% of the total population. For the persistent problem its associated rhetoric …

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54 Kids of Sama School in Ahmedabad came out valiantly with their demands for a better world; A world they would want to inhabit and be happy in Located in the predominantly Muslim residential colony of Danilimbda, Ahmedabad, the Sama School has long stood as a tall bastion of hope for hundreds of children – …

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Amidst the hustling corners, fringes, and streets of New Delhi lies GB Road. The name fills in with any other street in the city, but in the societal cauldron of what’s right and what’s wrong, it has been only covertly talked about in hush voices – as if not to spill it’s ‘evil’ and ‘filth’ …

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Jan Kalyan Sansthan: A rights-based movement that is educating and empowering people belonging from diverse tribal hamlets on government schemes and policies “We don’t want any money. We just want your trust,” a resolute Bhagwan Ram Sawant would say to tribals living in the hinterland of Maharashtra, in an attempt to work with and for …

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In recent times, with the upsurge of vocal dialogue, especially in urban areas, against a linearly led and male-dominated society, the ceiling of patriarchy has started to show evident cracks. But, still swirling around the edgy corners of quaint towns and quieter households, lie a palpable brew of stereotypes that restrict women to certain choices that limits their liberation. …

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A 13-year old girl from Kurai – a tribal belt near Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh – attempts to reinterpret and rewrite the preamble in reference to her school. A lecturer from an engineering college attempts to clean a 16th-century fort in Maharashtra. A boy from Titagarh, West Bengal initiates a dialogue in a religiously …

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