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We are the stories we live!

I am in Delhi for three months on an internship provided by GLEN (Global Education Network of Young Europeans), a network of 10 organizations from the European Union which sends abroad pairs of interns (tandems) to host organizations in the countries of the ‘Global South’. I’m from Slovenia and my tandem partner is Johanna from […]

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Can Job Training Trump a Degree?

  HONG KONG — China and India, Asian giants with a staggering 2.5 billion people between them, have a big problem with their youth. No matter how much they increase education funding or how quickly they build universities, there is no way there will be enough places for everyone. Even if there were, the reality […]

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A Fine Line …

Along with two members of the Community Mobilisation team I set out walking into small by-lanes with houses on either side, in a low income area of Sangam Vihar, that we visited. I quietly followed Sarika and Rameshwar because as a volunteer I was very unfamiliar with their work in the community. After having walked […]

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The ETASHA Experience

  As my internship here at ETASHA comes to an end, I wonder where was this sense of peace and clarity that I come to know while working here. I recall the summer holidays in 11th and 12th, when quite a few of my friends were interning at NGOs for various reasons such as ‘personal […]

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Say No to Fear

If I was asked to look back at my school years and think of my favourite teacher, I would probably just shrug my shoulders and would really have to make an effort to think of any favourite; I never had a life changing experience with any of my teachers and today I envy all those […]

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A Pocketful of Sunshine…..

After a long week of a common cold and jobless bed rest, one blazing hot afternoon I decided to visit ETASHA’s Madanpur Khadar training centre. Since I wasn’t sure of the metro route I went via auto. Very reluctant to take me, the driver said, “Khadar toh bekar jagah hai madam,” (it’s a hopeless filthy […]

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Unconditional Love…

Since the time I have been volunteering with ETASHA, I have come across a lot of people. Each person has a different story to tell and each one of them teaches me something in her\his own unique way. This story is about unconditional love and basking in the warmth of another’s happiness. Meet Mayank Singh […]

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The Confidence to Dream

  Watching newspapers and channels flashing headlines about minors and adults being raped, molested and assaulted I lost all faith in humanity. It made me wonder, “What has my country come to? Is this really how things are going to be?” Cries for justice fall on deaf ears and the authorities seem to turn a […]

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The Lotus in The Pond…

As we start reading this , we slip into the pages and stumble upon a story… This story is about a single lotus who lived in a mucky pond. He wanted to get out of the muck surrounding him since he was lonely. Nobody came to see him whereas there was always a huge crowd […]

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Can I speak English???

“But Sir, what should we do after class????…here we can talk to our teachers and students but once we are outside, there is no one with whom we can talk. We don’t live together, so we can talk to each other only when we are in class.” Then I gave them the Idea of texting […]

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