Hard work is more powerful than Harvard.

“In fact, hard work is more powerful than Harvard”, said India’s Prime Minister. [He said this, mocking his demonetisation critics. India’s GDP growth is at a higher-than-expected 7.1 per cent for the previous quarter despite the demonetisation. Therefore his above statement came out mocking Professor Amartya Sen who had previously criticised the government’s demonetisation decision …

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People with Disabilities in India: Hopelessness and Hope

Today International day for People with Disabilities is being observed around the world. Here in India, we also have various events to commemorate the day like every other year but PWDs continue to live in extreme poverty, facing different types of discrimination, poor quality of life and hopelessness. PWDs in villages are still being mocked …

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Women – Beyond all adjectives

It’s that time of the year when words like strong, independent, multitasker and a whole lot of adjectives are used to describe women and various events are held, women are appreciated and then we move on. I pride myself on being one of these, strong, independent working woman. But often these adjectives conjure an image …

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Beyond beef, pork and BAN…

Television, Newspaper and social media are filled with beef, pork and chicken since a few weeks in India. Eat Beef!!!Ban Beef!! Ban pork!! Ban Chicken!!! What’s happening?? Why have we been concentrating on what people should eat and not??? But there are no highlights on number of people who go to bed with no food …

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A Beautiful Transformation…..

Two days back I had a discussion with our Community Animators about development. They all are from the target villages and have been working with us since 1 . 5 years. I asked them to write what do they mean by development and when can they call a particular community developed? And I told them …

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Dialogue and its 5 fundamentals for true education and transformation

I am at my home during this holidays and reading Paulo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”. It’s an amazing insightful book, which everyone who works for transformation of the world must read. What I am getting from the book is brilliant and I would also like to share few thoughts from a chapter with you …

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A long way to go….

The year 2014 is going to end in few hours. We are entering another new year with lots of hope, promises, and so many wonderful feelings. There are lots of things to remember, lots of good and bad and many more beautiful experience. But the word that was popular and one that I heard often …

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