Category Archive: Travel

“Give me the Prime Minister’s number”

      Amma is a 73-year old matriarch. A thorough dynamite, if there was ever one. “Why am I not getting the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme? I am eligible… Continue reading

Fan of Jugaad!

The image you see above is indeed Jugaad ka Aashirwaad. Make no mistake! This is engineering on LSD, and imagination on innovation-steroids.  We met this spirited gentleman in a village close to Visakapatnam, while… Continue reading

Without Make-Up: The RTE Act

Institutional capacity and commitment to meaningfully implement social schemes in India have been patchy at best, and effete at worst. This blog-post looks at the state of implementation  of the Right To Education Act;… Continue reading

Claiming NREGA from below

Recently Satyamev Jayate aired an episode on the importance and role of participation and accountability to ensure a well functioning democracy. As the State Programme Coordinator of Social Audit, Accountability and Transparency (SSAAT), Govt of Andhra… Continue reading

Netai’s Story

Netai’s story has no climax. He is a man like any other, but more enterprising. He has not been keeping well. He wheezes often and has a lot of trouble breathing. “So, now… Continue reading