Garima Gautam
From Burghal to Woodland

Having grown up in a metro city and coming from a multinational background, I had no idea how rural setting and development sector works in India – until I stepped…

Abigail TerHaar
What’s in a Skill?

Did you know India has 31 skill development councils ranging from aerospace to weaving to sports? Or that there’s a governmental agency focused on skilling? Before joining Reaching Hand, I’d…

Deepa Patil
Poop as a Social Construct

There is no particularly pleasant word to describe the waste that leaves our bowels after digestion. Faeces. Excreta. Stool. Poop. Composed of varying proportions of bacterial biomass, protein or nitrogenous…

Benjamin Brennan
Till Next Time

“I thought a lot and developed the far-away look of a dreamer, for it was always the distant heights which fascinated me and drew me to them in spirit. I…

Cal Brackin
Annual Kattaikkuttu Festival

The Kattaikkuttu Sangam hosts an annual festival where they invite Kuttu companies to perform in an all-night exhibition. This year, there were three outside companies who shared the stage with…

Lakshmee Sharma
A Route of One’s Own

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own During late February this year, I was…

Pious Ahuja
Delay in Justice Is Denial in Justice

Over the last few months, while I have been working with Counsel to Secure Justice, I have continued to notice one common pervasive theme: delay in justice. The glacial nature…

Timothy Hefflinger
A Crisis of Faith

An artisan works on a hand-knotted rug outside of Jaipur, Rajasthan.   You could say I’m having a crisis of faith. I have for some time believed that there was…

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