A woman who stands her ground and pursues education, defying social constructs, not only inspires others but also bring about change in her own life and within the community. In conversation with one of the oldest teachers from the Gyan Shala program in Uttar Pradesh, Miss Zakra's Nikhat, who continues to inspire young girls in UP with her work. An interview for E&H Foundation
In the ‘Culture and Captivity’ chapter of his book, ‘Identity and Violence’, Amartya Sen writes: “Shakespeare gave voice to the concern that ‘some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.’ In the schooling of children, it is necessary to make sure that smallness is not thrust upon the young, whose lives lie ahead of them. Much is at stake here." Penning down some pending thoughts about education and development at the intersection of the Coronavirus.
As part of the E&H Foundation & in an attempt to understand the impact of our program, I followed the story of some of our first-generation learners who joined us at the beginning of the program in 2013. Meeting them has authenticated the impact of strong pedagogy & the importance of enabling quality education of underprivileged children at primary level through proven models. Watch this short film by me for E&H Foundation and support the education of more such first-generation learners by visiting my campaign on Give India - https://tinyurl.com/yd24ag6d
In the current scenario, a majority of underprivileged children are going to school but eventually dropping out !
This is often because of poor quality of education and learning levels among many children at the bottom of the pyramid-population. A lot of socio-economic and geographical externalities also contribute to this trend. Although, the sector has been making steady progress. With the Right To Education (RTE), enrolment percentage of students in schools has gone up. However, quality of...
No dialogue between Mr Modi and his counterpart, Mr Khan at the recent SCO summit in Bishkek is a missed opportunity. Yesterday, as India and Pakistan united for the World Cup, the two nations must unite beyond the playground, now more than ever, to address the global issue of terrorism.
Continuous reportage on my ongoing project with E&H Foundation, a Delhi based NGO working to enable quality education & healthcare for underprivileged children in India. As the Communications Manager and Global Giving Project Leader for E&H Foundation, I have been developing quarterly reports to update donors and our partners on our ongoing project to engage with them and communicate the foundation's progress, impact and goals through these short reports.
In the era of connected devices, people and nations, we must rethink the idea of personal freedom and data security.
What goes up, must come down. It’s a law of nature. Like all good things that come to an end, it is time to conclude a chapter that transpired over 8 long beautiful years. Now that we have entered into the final hours of the last bloody Monday we will ever encounter as a global audience, here are my two Lannister cents.
Performing my poem ‘Tinder Loving’ at the 5th Your Quote Open Mic in Pune (2018) You can also read the first draft of the not-so-funny written version of the piece here – Tinder Loving – The Poem
Sangharh (struggle) is a dance drama mainly inspired by Devdutt Pattanaik’s ‘Shikhandi’ in passing and envisioned into life during one of the projects for my Conflict Management course during Masters in International Studies. Sangharsh looks at gender conflict, both internally and externally, through the lens of the individual and the society and is divided into three acts: Intro, Act I: Confusion, Act II: Conflict, Act III: Negotiation
With IoT transcending into people’s day to day lives, the shift is also contributing to a scenario of labour displacement of low-skilled jobs in many industry sectors. Although, this is still contested, let's take a look at IoT, Data and Workforce Opportunities