Monthly Archives: December 2014

With a pinch of salt!

Vedaranyam, Tamil Nadu is the second largest producer of salt in India. It employs around twenty thousand people, who work under extreme conditions sometimes even without using toilets and avoiding to drink water for a whole day. Sonam, SBI Youth … Continue reading

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Workshop on ‘Jaarukta Prashikshan Karyakram’

Dr Suneeli Anand, SBI #YouthforIndia fellow, is working to create awareness regarding menstrual hygiene and health of women and adolescents and also is helping generate livelihood for the women SHGs at Dedtalai, Madhya Pradesh. Read this short account of her … Continue reading

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Need for a path

How do you think can the skilled youth of Kherwada, Rajasthan find for themselves a stable source of income? Siddhant writes to us that they are all well trained in mobile repairing, plumbing, house wiring, tailoring, etc, but lack further … Continue reading

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Stop bargaining!

Gokul, SBI #YouthforIndia fellow who is at Ganjam, Odisha tells us that the farmers there who basically cultivate Mango and Cashew, sell their produce at around Rs 10 per kg, whereas the market price is above Rs 25 per kg! … Continue reading

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Voice matters!

It definitely does for these young girls who have never before spoken out aloud in front of village elders about gender violence, child marriage and trafficking.  Simren Singh, SBI YouthforIndia fellow, writes about her experiences at a community meeting at Kherwada, Rajasthan. … Continue reading

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‘Mahila Hinsha Virodhi Pakhwada’ – village forum which talks about gender violence.

In times like these, when we need more voices to be raised around gender violence, our SBI #YouthforIndia fellow Siddhant discovers in two villages, a discussion group where people come together and discuss issues related to women issues ranging from … Continue reading

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Bay of Stereotypes

Nupur Ghuliani, SBI Youth for India fellow, who is at Kherwada, Rajasthan, writes about her experience of the fellowship. Being from Delhi, a city I love for the record, but also a city notorious for its instances of crimes against women, … Continue reading

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Fellowship experience at Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu

Anirudh Prasadh, a SBI #YouthforIndia fellow, writes about his experience in the fellowship for the past three months, from the Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu. Background: Born in Madras (now Chennai), raised in Bombay, educated in Pune, one year abroad … Continue reading

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SHGs that rent DJ mixing set at Dang, South Gujarat

Nagli papad, vermicompost…no, make way for event managment SHGs, who are also curbing alcoholism in their villages with this innovative initiative. Read what Gangaben tells SBI #YouthforIndia fellow Pooja Dewoolkar, who is now at Dang in South Gujarat. “How often … Continue reading

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Pusa diaries: Part 2

In continuation of his Fellowship experience, Somil writes about the problems of superstition in India that even haunts Pusa!  Of men of god In the wake of the recent crackdown on the self-styled godman Rampal and his so called ‘ashram’, that has … Continue reading

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