Bhagwan Das Aneja Jee was living a peaceful life in Pakistan until one day a truck showed up in front of their doorsteps. After Independence, Bhagwan Das Jee and other people of the Hindu community were asked to vacate the area overnight. The family packed their bags and left Pakistan to find a new home... Continue Reading →
Khushroo Poacha stands by the belief that for good work, you don't need money. In this podcast, Poacha explains how he managed to create a large scale societal impact without any money.
“It didn’t happen overnight. It was a constant effort. If you tell someone to stop taking drugs they won't do it in a day. I went to them every day and constantly spoke to them till they agreed to what I was saying.”
Sonam has many feathers in his hat. From creating artificial glaciers to solve the water woes of Ladakh to converting humble students into movie makers, civil servants and ministers, Sonam has many interesting stories to share. In this podcast, he shares a successful case study from Ladakh, where education system was completely reformed with help of a few innovative decisions.
From use of chemical colours and screen prints to water woes and lack of awareness, the block printing artisans face many dangers. But a few people are working to make this skill alive again. This is the jounrey of beautiful hand block prints and their survival.
Pradeep, a 15-year-old kid from rural Madhya Pradesh is toppling the villager's water vessels to stop them from defecating in open. From people getting angry, awkward and frustrated to understanding the Dabba Dol gang, the results have been funny and successful.
"Why should I be scared if I am speaking the truth?" Anju said as she spoke enthusiastically about the many girls she has helped to attend school. Today, even the older and the orthodox generation of Daulatpur listens to this teenager. They not only agree with what she says, but also support her in her mission. But how did Anju Rani get here? How did she change the mindset of one of the most backward set of people?
“I was married when I was 16, I have a kid. I didn’t go to school, but I want my child to be literate. My husband left just after Shiv (her son) was born and hasn’t returned yet. I haven’t even spoken to him for six months. I don’t know if he will ever be back.”
Rural women in a village near Trichy had to walk several hours to relieve themselves. A substantial time of the day was spent in going to a remote location to defecate. They came up with the idea of creating community toilets in the center of the village to make them easily accessible. A spot in... Continue Reading →