Mountain Air and Numbers

Mountain Air and Numbers

Nestled safely some 7000 feet above sea level in the Pindar valley, is the pristine village of Khati. One legend has it that the residents of Khati are the direct descendants of those who had sheltered the keepers of good governance in Mahabharat, the Pandavas, during...
The Water Struggle in Kalika!

The Water Struggle in Kalika!

Image above is of Kalika’s social map ‘What has anyone done till date? What will you do now? All that you do is ask us each year and then leave us to our fate’, cried the 65 year old Kumar as I sought his help during the Social Mapping Exercise in Kalika, the...

Kahatul, The Dream!

Strolling through the newly built toilets of the primary school in Kahatul, I entered the ATM of the village and felt content that I did a decent job. The immaculately clean village was testimony to all the hard work Swaniti had put in over the last one year to ensure...

Interview with Mrs. Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh Member of Parliament Kandhamal, Odisha Biju Janta Dal (BJD) Q1. Can you tell us more about your journey into politics? As a first time MP, what inspired you to enter the field of politics? My entry into politics has been...
How connected is rural India?

How connected is rural India?

The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana was launched in December 2000 by the central government to improve national infrastructure. Specifically the government wanted to provide all-weather roads to habitations across the country. In the last 15 years the government has...