Ali Imam – from YUVA: Youth United for Voluntary Action Organization – suddenly choked up. With an unlikely look on his face, he stopped, as if contemplating about the unknown. Looking around the room – as if trying to find an answer in the whites of the cracking wall – with bated breath, he started …

FIRST-HAND First-Hand testimonials, showcasing what it takes to drive change, with resilience I was never interested in politics. But, a road and a series of civic tasks changed me. Our village, Anpoondi, has almost 200 girls with more than 50 of them living in my neighbourhood – The palla street. But, it is a far …

Saloni and Aditi from Jamshedpur Public School are creating a dialogue with Safai Karamcharis at school, subtly rediscovering what it means to be free While studying at school, I remember asking my mother for money every now and then – for music CDs, books, clothes and so much more. More often than not, I would …

The district of Vellore is a major medical and industrial district of Tamil Nadu.  Home to the Christian Medical College and Vellore Institute of Technology, the district is the largest exporter of finished leather goods in the country and also got a place in the next round of smart cities project list, released by The …

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 …

From a reflective, manufacturing, professional vantage point – or for that matter any social point of view – this question holds an omnipresent prominence. Companies, Industries, and nonprofits pump money and utilise thousands of hours of manpower to crack this enigma of a question. Many, over the years -across numerous sectors- have explored and established …

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, …

In our overarching world of pop culture, 2018 held a special place for its Big Fat Indian, celebrity weddings. The marriage of  Deepika-Ranveer, Nick-Priyanka, and Isha-Anand took centre stage in our everyday conversations. Names turned into popular portmanteau – Deepveer and Nickyanka –  hashtags and buzzwords. The daily updates on Instagram, the throwback pictures of …