Food For Thought

This article is an adapted version of an op-ed article written by Akansha Yadav for The Hindu in July 2013. It is based on the findings of a pilot social audit carried out… Continue reading

Uncanny thought-resemblance!

  This beautiful word ‘Sonder’ captures our first thoughts when we launched this blog. The romance of resemblance sure feels good! Read it, see it, feel the beauty 🙂        … 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

Asking for a Re-Blog

Pictures of the Week: March 21 — March 28

Kinshasa’s street kids

[Photo Credit: AFP. It was used in the article ‘Congo’s street kids choose prostitution over death’. Available at:] —————————————————— Pers-Anders Pettersson’s photo series on the street kids of Kinshasa captures moments in the life… Continue reading

Being a Single Dad

Single parenthood comes with its share of trials, joys, frustrations and tribulations. It is certainly not easy, not for the mothers, neither for the fathers. A lot is said about single mothers, but not… Continue reading


Three short format stories on three women and their brush with Love, Luck and Lust. Disclaimer: No names have been changed during the writing of this blog.  It would be impossible to trace these… Continue reading

Why you and me should rise on 14th Feb? And why we should not!

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” – Rumi Artwork credit (from… Continue reading