Author: Viveka Ranjitsinh

Catalysing the Power of the Collective

With the world’s youngest population and increasing migration from the hinterland to the cities, it is no wonder India’s urban hubs continue to be constrained for resources. Through an innovative approach to address these constraints, Change Makers, a Pune-based NGO, is seeking to organize and mobilize local citizen groups to initiate and impact neighbourhood change. […]

Bringing Opportunity to the Depths of India’s Cotton Belt

Life in India is defined by social and economic hierarchies. In the past my efforts to contribute towards India’s development, attempting to raze such hierarchical constructs were often limited to the social and private sectors. However, through the Swaniti Initiative Fellowship, I gained an insight in to the power of harnessing the public sector and […]

Crimes Against People from the Northeast in Delhi: A Swaniti Report

In the wake of Nido Tania’s murder in Delhi in January 2014, the Bezbaruah Committee conducted a groundbreaking investigation into discrimination against people from the Northeast for the Ministry of Home Affairs. Swaniti has extended this research to examine the impact of recent Delhi police reforms intended to help people from the Northeast report crime. […]