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Rajasthan


I had read and researched the background of the news subject I had to interview. Married off at the age of 12, tested positive for HIV at 15, got riddled with AIDS, lost a child who was barely 14 years old, and saw the death of her husband shortly after. If even one of the …

For the past few years, engineers have been a subject of extreme mockery for the netizens. Social media is filled with memes (a millennial lingo) on how jobless engineering students are. We often have this misconception that engineering student in India either end up in a 9 to 5 job working on excel sheets or …

An ordinary looking school, relatively small in size like most in the rural belt of Rajasthan, was experiencing a surreally extraordinary vibe. A group of kids, clustered around the corner, were tinkering with regular household materials in an attempt to build a solar powered Lamp. These lamps would come as a gleeful respite to the …

After meeting in a Pune artist residency, Ben Reid-Howells, a peace educator and Kumar Prashant, an Indian upcycling artist decided to sell everything they owned and embarked on a journey of motorcycle travel from India to Scotland—one motherland to another. Aptly titled Vasudhaiva Ride, during the journey, the duo decided to carry out a series …

Meerabai

Stepping into an all-male preserve, mechanic Meerabai Meena of Padoona village in Udaipur district traverses hilly terrain every day, repairing hand pumps to ensure safe drinking water for residents in five villages Padoona village in Udaipur district of Rajasthan is nestled in the Aravalli mountain range. Though quite close to Udaipur city, the district headquarters, …

Village Spirit Academy

Life for Rahul Dubey always seemed like a mixed bag of interactions and experiences. Growing up in a family with ties to the army, he moved around a lot. After getting a taste of various cities and numerous schools, he landed up at Delhi University to complete a degree in Mathematics. “I have always followed …

Rakesh Kumar Gupta had worked in the development sector for more than a decade. But, one assignment with SRIJAN in Pali district of Rajasthan changed his worldview about agriculture, farmers and farm produce. During this assignment, he came in contact the Bhil and Grasiya tribal community, who used to sell custard apple at a throwaway …