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Double Feature—Meet Karan and Kunal: ETASHA Job Club Trainees

The first class I ever observed in ETASHA was the “Job Club” class one hot afternoon at the Tigri center, taught by Mini Bhargava (but more on that later). It consisted of about ten or so trainees, all of whom were looking for work (or will be looking for work in the near future). I […]

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Why are we here and which is worse?

“I should like to know which is worse: to be ravished a hundred times by pirates, and have a buttock cut off, and run the gauntlet of the Bulgarians, and be flogged and hanged in an auto-da-fe, and be dissected, and have to row in a galley — in short, to undergo all the miseries […]

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The Art of Walking in the Rain…

 “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”                                                                      Roger Miller   There is Monsoon at the gates. Whilst preparing for my arrival in India I was warned that this is the season of rain, humidity and clogged roads – the time of the dreaded monsoon, when country changes into one big puddle […]

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Meet Monika Gupta: ETASHA’s Secretary

ETASHA has an eclectic staff, to say the least. Some members facilitate. Others create curricula. Supervision and management is the role of some faculty. And then there’s Monika Gupta, who literally does a little bit of everything. Ever since ETASHA was founded back in 2006, Monika has been whatever the organization needs her to be. […]

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Meet Farhan Mughees: Facilitator…and Friend!

Several months ago, a senior faculty member at Oxford Policy Management, an outsourcing consultancy, told one of his younger colleagues about an NGO that provided opportunities for disadvantaged Indian young adults. His curiosity piqued, Farhan Mughees (the aforementioned colleague) applied for a job interview at ETASHA, and got the job four months ago in May […]

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