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Ray of hope

From the diaries of SBI YFI Fellow Mehak Aggarwal: working in association with BAIF in Shahpur block, Betul district, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is primarily a forest region populated by Gond and Korku tribes. I am working on a project to … Continue reading

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“This Woman In Uttarakhand Is Beyond Conventional ‘Joys’ Of Motherhood”

From the diaries of SBI YFI Fellow Deepshi Arya: Motherhood is a bed of roses, in the lap of thorns with no prior inkling of the sleepless nights to come. The newborn ‘bundle of joy’ makes sure that you enjoy the … Continue reading

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“The Unstoppable Women Of Mandapathar”

From the diaries of SBI YFI Fellow Piyush Kuhikar: “Yes, we all did”, Chandrakala Malik says proudly. A rare accomplishment of ‘open defecation free village’ has been achieved in Mandapathar where Chandrakala resides. Mandapathar is a small hamlet in the … Continue reading

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Living in the fire and haze

Amrita Bhattacharya joined SBI Youth for India fellowship and chose to work towards spreading awareness about environmental conservation and responsibility towards nature in villages. This blog post is her views about the monetary greed that drives man to destroy nature. … Continue reading

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Menstrual Awareness Workshop, May 28, 2015

Originally posted on When I Decided…..:
I have started the series of Menstrual Awareness Workshops on May 28, the World Menstrual Hygiene Day in a small hamlet called Puthu Road, which is in the Kodiakadu Panchayat, part of the Point…

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This Holi, He Plans to Beg – Story of a Nat

By Prakash Gupta, Youth for India Fellow 2014-2015 Apply for the SBI Youth for India Fellowship 2017-18 While walking through the village road to do my project work, I saw 8-10 people sitting in the farm land nearby. These people … Continue reading

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Dungar Dev Puja

By Soaham Datta, Youth for India fellow (20014-2015) Apply for the SBI Youth for India Fellowship 2017-18 I recently had the opportunity to attend a most unique festival called Dungar Dev Puja. Every five years, an entire village or a … Continue reading

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Talent Facing the Barrier of ‘Conventionalism’

by Prakash Gupta We were walking across the panchayat area from one school to the other and were observing a number of things around the panchayat area. While walking we saw a bunch of children playing with bows and arrows. … Continue reading

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Riding Poverty to a Better Future – Story of Radhika Prajapat

by Prakash Gupta Radhika is a 12 year old girl who studies in class V in a private school near her house. She belongs to the ‘Kumhar community’ in the area. Traditionally, Kumhars belong to the ‘potter’ community. In this … Continue reading

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Challenging Destiny – The Story of Suresh Meghwal

by Prakash Gupta “I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is not”. -Malala Yousufzai Suresh who lives in the village called Majam of Gogunda block is different from other children of his age. He has … Continue reading

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