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Taking Democracy to the Grassroots

Taking Democracy to the Grassroots

Context to 74th Amendment in India  India is still predominately rural. It was only in the late 80s, early 90s that gradually our policymakers thought of cities as constituencies in themselves; constituencies that were rapidly deteriorating without a planned systemic...
Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

  Story By : Savita Verma and Laxmi Team   “Mujhse mere ghar wale kehne lage hai ki tum to bilkul neta ho gayi ho, to maine bhi bol diya ki haan neta hi ho gayi hu. Dekho hum sab aurato ne milkar handpump sahi karvaya ki nahi. (My family has started telling me that...
Concerns under JNNURM for Urban Poor

Concerns under JNNURM for Urban Poor

Reported By : Ms.Arpita Macwan, Officer Programmes, Ahmedabad     Indore, Madhya Pradesh: IGSSS has initiated project for the urban poor- Samaveshi Sheher (Inclusive city) in 28 cities. In western region there are seven partner organizations associated with the...
Voicing for the Rights of Domestic Workers

Voicing for the Rights of Domestic Workers

Reported By : Mr. Proshin Ghosh, Senior Programme Officer, Kolkata     Kolkata, West Bengal: Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC) is one of the partner organisation of IGSSS working on the issues of urban poor under the Samaveshi Sheher intervention. The...
Reflections from the Field

Reflections from the Field

Reported By : Ms.Sukanya Chatterjee,Manager – East, Kolkata     Ranchi, Jharkhand: Ekjut, IGSSS partner, has been implementing the Samaveshi Seher Programme as part of the Urban Poverty Intervention. The organisation has been working with women daily wage...
Who are the homeless?

Who are the homeless?

  Home embodies a physical place where one normally lives. It lends comfort, security,a sense of dignity, space and envelops the inhabitants with a feeling of belongingness and hope. However, for a segment of population living in urban India,home is roadside,...
Participatory Reflection and Action at Lodhi Road

Participatory Reflection and Action at Lodhi Road

Participatory Reflection and Action at Lodhi RoadFebruary 01, 2012     IntroductionSharmistha Sarkar from Praxis conducted PRA at the Lodhi Road shelter for homeless citizens (CityMakers1) run by IGSSS on 4 January 2012. The objectives of the exercise were to...
Urban Homeless

Urban Homeless

Urban HomelessJanuary 12, 2012   Shekhar Sahni ran away from his parents in Bihar after being repeatedly hit by his mother at the age of 17. He came to Delhi with dreams of becoming an actor and joined the prestigious National School of Drama. He casually experimented...