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Silver Lining

Silver Lining

I remember the day when I visited Maulaabad in Pattan, Jammu and Kashmir. A charming little village surrounded by trees and greenery, but still reeling under the margin of underdevelopment. However, it was heartening to meet few women folk of the village who through...

THE ROAD TO PEACE

THE ROAD TO PEACE

“Peace is not merely absence of conflict.” This clichéd statement clearly provides an ample scope for defining “peace” in an individual way, more importantly diminishing the usual, dangerous interpretation of labeling mere absence of conflict or violence as a peaceful...

A perspective on ‘Youth and Suicide Prevention’

A perspective on ‘Youth and Suicide Prevention’

Suicide is the most abhorred, condemned, hated, and discouraged and yet increasingly common phenomena the world today. It has been condemned by religions and by societies as a cowardly attempt at ending an otherwise useful existence, and supported by some as a step...

The Strength of Women

The Strength of Women

After a brief lull in the past few months since the spectre of ethnic violence... which would haunt the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts in Assam... There seems to be a ray of hope from the women in Takimaari, Dhubri district of Assam... They have worked hard...

Silk Cycle: A Photo Essay

Silk Cycle: A Photo Essay

Kashmir has been famous for its silk production since ages and can also be traced in Kalhana’s Rajtrangni. With the passage of time, silk production in the state declined considerably over a period of nearly 50 years. According to reports, the cocoon production in...

Uncertainity

Uncertainity

Anil Kumar from Pithora village of Ukhimath Tehsil, Rudraprayag Block, Uttarakhand used to work as a porter for tourists in Gourikund for a living. He had three mules which he used for porting tourists. On the fateful day, he was busy with his usual work, when he...

Life beyond floods

Life beyond floods

As the Emergency Relief Team moves ahead to distribute humanitarian aid in the villages on the way to Kedarnath which is just 47 kilometres from Guptakashi, each village mourns a lost son, a lost father, a lost husband or a lost brother. Each village has its own...

A teacher’s request for his School Children

A teacher’s request for his School Children

The Emergency Response Team as a matter of practice does not respond to individual requests of providing relief materials to people who are not registered beneficiaries. During the relief distribution at Bansu village in Guptkashi, a person came up with a request...

Story of Purba Devi from Bansu village, Guptakashi, Uttarakhand

Story of Purba Devi from Bansu village, Guptakashi, Uttarakhand

    Purba Devi thought she came a little late at the relief distribution site. She was a little worried whether she could get the life saving kits distributed by the IGSSS Emergency Response Team (ERT). She had to walk around two kilometres away from her home braving...

Uttarakhand Flash Flood Relief Distribution

Uttarakhand Flash Flood Relief Distribution

Experiences during Relief Distribution - ‘Bansu Village’, Ukhimath Tehsil, Rudraprayag Block, Uttarakhand         This particular village Bansu, where six people died during the floods, lost 85% of its livelihood source. People were dependent mostly on palanquin trade...

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16 July 2021
Disaster Risk Reduction

As part of IGSSS’s National COVID-19 Relief Response, a potters community of 30 households residing in Nayapara urban settlement in Durg,...

The Ones We do not See

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Urban Poverty

By: Arpita Macwan, Assistant Manager - Programmes, West Zone Mumbai, a city synonymous with dreams and cinema, is house to around 12 million hopeful...

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