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 chosen...

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...

A view from the Field

A view from the Field

Three miles from the pristine beach of Dagara, Balasore there was a marquee setup outside a Government Upper Primary school. A similar setup had been placed in in Rajiv Gandhi SevaKendras, Community centers and Anganwadi centers at seven other locations in Baliapal...