Monthly Archives: June 2014

Excerpts from a Fellow’s Diary – Sweet Memories

During my early days as a SBI Youth for India fellow, I was staying at the Kannivadi office of the Partner NGO, MSSRF, before moving to the nearby town of Oddanchtram which was 25 kms away. Searching for accommodation armed with … Continue reading

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Parveen Shaik – What is she doing now?

Working as a lawyer in the District Courts of Aurangabad, Maharashtra for close to 5 years, Parveen noticed that 80% of the people coming to court were from rural areas. They were usually illiterate and would travel long distances, spending … Continue reading

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Excerpts from a Fellow’s diary – A home away from home

In this write up, I wish to share my views about migration, especially related to the youth, from the little experience I have in this area. What does “migration” really mean? During my school days, my understanding about this term … Continue reading

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Ankit Walia – What is he doing now?

Ankit had worked with Capgemini in Mumbai and on location in Abu Dhabi for 4 years before he joined SBI Youth for India. It was his previous experience of working with under privileged kids that drove him towards joining the … Continue reading

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Excerpts from a fellow’s Diary – Farming Needs Improved Techniques

Ever since my maiden visit to villages, one scene stands out in my mind. The sight of burnt trees forming hedgerows, the result of a tradition of burning forests before sowing seeds. The sight of those leafless, burnt stumps still … Continue reading

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Excerpts from a Fellow’s Diary – Blind Fear

While my friends and colleagues share their beautiful experiences of village life, I have a very different tale to share, about a facet of rural life that is rarely talked about. Nevertheless, the story of my colleague in BAIF Dhruva, … Continue reading

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Excerpts from a Fellow’s diary – Compromise!

While being a Fellow with SBI Youth for India, I had a heart-warming experience during a career awareness program that will always strike a chord when I remember those tear-filled eyes. One day an elderly man walked into the Village … Continue reading

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Akshay Kapur – What is he doing now?

An Electronics & Communications engineer from Harayana, AkshayKapur, had worked for a few years in Grail Research, a market research and consulting firm in the National Capital Region. His daily work usually involved data analysis. Throughout his career he had … Continue reading

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Excerpts from a Fellow’s diary – An Hour in the Life of a Sardine – A True Account

After an hour of walking and sweating profusely under the hot mid-day sun, we were in search of transport to the nearest town. We saw a vehicle approaching far on the horizon; it was the ubiquitous Mahindra vehicle, called Maxx. … Continue reading

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