Sound of Silence

As on June 30th we had finished our project cycle of three years. The past three years was an amazing but strenuous experience, especially the last 6 months as we frenzied through activities leaving all of us in our team exhausted. Hence a retreat was planned for the team away from all the noise and …

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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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Adaptation vs. Migration….Let’s hope for the best…

There has been constant decrease in rainfall since three years in our project area. Previous year the rainfall was significantly less, which affected the agriculture up to a great degree. Lots of water sources dried up by the month of October and there was very less water available for winter crop. This caused high number …

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A beautiful Easter morning….

Yesterday, was a beautiful experience of Easter morning at our hospital campus.... The Local Mennonite Church had organised the Easter morning service at  the graveyard like every year. But for me it was a first time experience... There was a candle march from the church to the graveyard at 4 O’clock in the morning. And we …

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Water- the Elixir of Life or May be Not…

This was my first visit to Chukru, a small village in the Palamu district. Although I had heard quite a bit about the village, it did not prepare me for what I saw and heard. Here is an account of my experience of my field visit, a very familiar but tragic tale. Chukru is notoriously …

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Be ‘Full of Life, Now’ and forever….

Happy New Year I hope the year 2014 had been a great year for all of us. I think we all had lots to learn and had so many rich experiences. The year has become history and it will be written in the history forever. I hope the experiences we all had in the year …

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Feedback : Food for thought

Recently at work, we as a team had a training on Listening Skills and feedback. Although I've attended various other sessions on listening and practiced it in  Counseling, I hardly had given it thought beyond work. But this session particularly stirred up my thoughts otherwise. Here are a few things that I've stirred in my …

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