April 4, 2018

Chameli’s Blue Cycle

Igniting hope and nurturing potential in women is better achieved by example rather than any theory or sermon. One such story of a woman who got such opportunity that changed her life.
February 2, 2018

Samnapur: Cultural Change in Agriculture

Initiating new techniquesin farming, the women of Samnapur have started taking the lead in agricultural practices such as introducing the cultivation of vegetables, growing paddy through SRI, going to the market to sell vegetables and asserting their identity as farmers in their families and in society, thereby bringing about asea change in the way they are perceived and in their confidence as decision- makers.
January 2, 2018

Small Changes on the Road to Development

A story of how a barely literate woman was able to change her life and tap her potential when provided with opportunities.
November 1, 2017

Swimming against the Tide: Maramai Kisku

Tracing the life of Maramai Kisku, a landless Santhal, who progressed from being a ‘labourer’ to a confident and assertive Ward Member of her panchayat, this article touches upon the changes in her attitude and style of functioning once she becomes a successful farmer, and leaves us with the searing quote, “The oppressed, instead of striving for liberalization, tend to become oppressors.”
September 5, 2017

Julekha Bibi’s Journey as a Leader for Change

Working with SHG women on various issues faced by the community transforms the shy and soft-spoken Julekha Bibi into a vocal and active spokesperson, displaying hither to untapped capabilities for tackling the day-to-day problems villagers face
September 3, 2017

Maidandih Village: Dignified Mornings

Recognizing that having a toilet within the premises of the house would most contribute to creating a dignified way of life, the women of Maidandih village collectively set about constructing these despite challenges and setbacks
May 6, 2017

My Experiences with the Kulhaiya Community

Initiating a women’s group in this Muslim dominated area of Bihar and introducing cucumber cultivation as an alternative farm-based livelihood was challenging and sometimes frustrating for the new team. Their success is their reward
May 5, 2017

The Road Less Travelled

Showing remarkable steadfastness of purpose and undeterred by the hurdles and rejections they faced, the women SHG members of Kalachandpur doggedly pursue the block officials to sanction the building of a road to their village and relieve them of untold misery
May 2, 2017

JMMS Chakai: Fight against Corruption

Coming face to face with rampant corruption in the implementation of the provisions of MGNREGA, the women of Jivan Marshal Mahila Sangh refuse to buckle down to the local oppressors and an apathetic bureaucracy
March 4, 2017

Motka Murmu: The Pathfinder

Inspiring the villagers of Ghailapathar with his successful engagement in tasar silkworm cultivation, Motka shows his people the way to selfsufficiency and independence