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Samjo Toh Express (Representational Image). Image Courtesy : Debashis Biswas

Inclusion, Peace, Harmony, Brotherhood – These words, when read in books and heard in public talks, indeed motivate us and present a beautiful picture of the world to us. But when we actually practice these, we realise that there are numerous social stigmas and stereotypes within us. We hesitate to take a step beyond those …

“The wedding hall was all set. The shimmering lights and the glittering décor made the aura mesmerizing. It was my Appi’s Nikah. Amidst the hustle of the ongoing wedding preparations, I noticed someone whose presence at the Nikah was quite unexpected. It was Tanu.” Being a Hindu, Tanu had never attended a Nikah before. Only …

Story of KARMANTIK – An organisation which is bringing traditional footwear to the forefront We all understand the importance of footwear. Shoes, Boots, Sandals and Chappals. There is always a pair, carefully designed for every occasion and situation. But behind this essential commodity lies another indispensible asset without whom, the footwear might never exist – …

  With a Youth population of around 356 million, India lies at the forefront of harnessing the exuberant youth power. But what gets portrayed in numbers lacks heavily in value. With a dismal rate of employability and necessary skills, there lies a huge gap between our prevalent education system and the youth.  During a survey …

GB Road in Delhi, one of the largest red-light areas in the country, has long faced the humiliation from society for being a home to more than 1000 sex workers. Even setting foot in the area is considered a taboo by the standards of the “civilized” society. But a different story of this area which …

The story of Sharad for whom beggers were a Responsibility and not a Liability! Often in our fast paced lives, the appeal of material pleasures becomes so strong for us that we often forget the pain of the lowermost strata of our society. They are the ones who are crumpled under the pressure of financial …

  India is a diverse land and a homogenous mixture of multiple tribes and ethnicities . The tribal communities in India form the lowest strata of the society as they are often left unnoticed. Governments come and go and the urban urbanise further but minimal attention is given to the development of the tribal areas. …

Story of Samwell – The figurine of strength for Nagaland Born in Nagaland, Samwell belonged to a simple family engaged in the pastures for 48 years. Samwell, the youngest one in the family, joined the Public College of Commerce for higher studies. Here, while studying accountancy he realized that beyond the farmlands of the state …