Demonetization And Weekly Markets

On a usual Wednesday morning I wake up before the alarm rings. It’s the weekly market day of Mhaswad. My accommodation being pretty close to the animal market location, the bellows and bleats of the animals are loud enough to work as an alarm. But, on 8th of November, the scene was unusual. Instead of the…

Dividend or a Liability?

India has the world’s largest youth population with more than 41% of the population lying under the age of 20, half the population between the age group of 20-59 and only 9% is above the age of 60. When we look at these statistics, it gives us a feeling of pride and confidence, doesn’t it?…

A Letter To Myself

Hey, How have you been? I am sorry I could not write to you for a very long time. I was a bit busy adjusting to my new life as a fellow. Since you were probably the only person who was certain about my decision of joining this fellowship, I thought I should share some…

From the Window Seeing a Riot

“…२० मिनट के लिए ही दूकान खुली रहेगी! जो लेना है जल्दी ले लो और फिर पुरे दिन दरवाज़ा बंद रखना!” (The shop will be open for just 20 minutes. Take everything you need and keep your doors closed for the entire day) Supriya* heard from the police officer as she stood in the already…

The Power Of Culture To Create A Better Future

  India is most probably the most diverse nation in the world. Its geographical limits stretch from the great Himalayas in the north to the tropical peninsular south, and there is a dizzying variety of languages, ethnic groups, beliefs,and lifestyles that a few countries possess. The most fascinating part is the combination of a young…

How Much Do You Know About Personal Hygiene?

  “The simple practice of washing hands is the most important scientific and medical development of all time.” – Tarzie Vittachi. Have you ever celebrated Global Hand Washing Day in your school days? Do 100% city people know the steps followed for Hand-washing and how can we be so sure that they are clean and hygienic?…