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…

Life In A Metro

One of the remarkable things about slums is that they do develop their own social organization and economy and even culture that is, on some cases, remarkably resilient. This is what that goes unnoticed most of the time. Not one but two shotguns, with eight of us sitting (actually, squeezing) behind. The driver actually doesn’t…

Thank You Bipul!

Diwali is one festival when we clear all our dues either for #SwachchBharatSwachhGhar or for enjoying the food and what not. Mine was also the same. I had my Pre-Diwali Celebration and just like a lazy lad, I woke up quite late on the Diwali Day. I made a plan to celebrate the occasion at…

This Special Diwali …

“All I want is to stand in a field and to smell green, to taste air, to feel the earth want me, without all this concrete hating me.” Every morning I wake up with a fixed schedule of my day in my head and go on following it throughout the day. My alarm saves me…

A Trip To Remember

The world is a book , and people who don’t travel read only one page of it. I wish to read as many pages as I can… India Fellowship is one big chapter which entails in itself a lot of travel and insights for me. 18 day long induction training with lots of memories with…

Working Beside A Toilet

Entering my office, climbing my floor, I say a silent prayer wishing no one has yet reached. I check the time again. Skipping breakfast doesn’t feel half as bad (stop grumbling stomach!) when I reach office on time. Not that I want to impress anybody (I do have an ear-to-ear grin even when my Sir…

The Joys Of Satisfaction

I don’t know if this has happened to you, but, there are times in life when you’re so envious of something, that you’d trade anything to get it. This happened to me when I visited my co-fellows at Parivarthan. The campus is beautiful! In the middle of a no-man’s land, lies this delightful green garden…

From Delhi to Chattisgarh

Pumped up by all the ‘gyan’ of hiding hand, budgeting, and theory of change, I reached Raipur after a 20-hour excruciatingly long journey from Delhi, ready to bring about a change. One of my colleagues had come to pick me up, we went to the guesthouse and she told me to come to the office next day…

Should I Or Shouldn’t I?

I never thought that I will ever find somebody in Mumbai who could be there with me all the time. Luckily, I have actually found more than one. I met them the first time in my new room. Initially I didn’t like them and felt uncomfortable in their presence. I always felt that they are…