Tag Archive: Development

The awful tale of no toilets

I am a social researcher and a development practitioner currently handling a project funded by World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program in six Indian cities. This is a household survey on water and… Continue reading

Don b angri sharon

Megha Singh writes about her experiences with domestic help in India and in Singapore. She further elaborates on the life of a maid in Singapore through a creative piece – an email a maid… Continue reading

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

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

Kinshasa’s street kids

[Photo Credit: AFP. It was used in the article ‘Congo’s street kids choose prostitution over death’. Available at: http://www.rnw.nl/africa/article/congo%E2%80%99s-street-kids-choose-prostitution-over-death] —————————————————— Pers-Anders Pettersson’s photo series on the street kids of Kinshasa captures moments in the life… Continue reading

Ordinary Love

Last year, I hopped across continents, travelled for miles into the hinterlands of India, and discovered life sans any pretension. I constantly shifted gears going from one extreme to another and I can… Continue reading

Through The Looking Glass

  I have been travelling through places I wouldn’t have put on my traveler’s map on a regular day. But circumstances twisted around in a way that yoked these places into my itinerary,… Continue reading