“Pagdandi”, literally a narrow path, is probably the best way to widen your own range of ideas. Having just been a spectator to two Pagdandi workshops was enough to convince me that there was much more to educational reform than I had previously thought. It was pretty startling to see 12-14 years old adolescent kids … More पगडण्डी शुभम की नज़रों से!
On the way to my first day of my internship, I remember walking around the streets of Khirki Extension thinking “where is this place?!” – Until I turned a corner and happily saw the Swechha logo on a building painted with flowers, and plants in bottles hanging down from the balcony. I was welcomed into … More How Time Flies! My Internship Experience.
It all began with setting up a Support Campaign titled “Plant, Protect and Promote Trees with Swechha”, something simple and effortless which can be done from the comfort of your home with just the click of a button, all in a bid to do ‘something’ for the environment. What I didn’t know was what I … More Monsoon Wooding – An On Field Report
One may doubt the title’s relevance with my experience at Swechha, but it is the best that could come out of me. Those were the worthy 7 weeks I spent at Swechha as an intern. “Swechha started with ‘We for Yamuna’ Campaign in 2000 and it’s been 16 years Swechha is working in the field … More ‘A Worthy 7*7’
Question: What makes a group of IT professionals and students to deprive themselves of their Saturday morning sleep, undeterred by the fervent rainfall? Answer: A determination to bring about a change. A resolution to multiply Delhi’s forest cover. A conviction towards building a sustainable environment. A promise to give back to the mother earth, pieces … More Tasting The ‘Fruit’ Of Success
I was amped as my inbox flashed up with my first volunteer call from Swechha for a plantation drive at DC’s residence in Gurgaon. I was anxiously waiting for the weekend. But, with the weekend, approached persistent rain and traffic which made me apprehensive about the plantation. Monsoon wooding was still on and so I … More ‘Envisioning a Green Life’ – A Saturday Well Spent!
So, here I am sharing my experiences at Swechha. Well, to start with, my first step in the office, I couldn’t help but think about how amazing the office space was. It is actually an up-cycled place and has done the best utilization of every possible piece of junk. I was engaged primarily in the … More ‘Not Just Research Work After All.’ – An Interns Journey
As I begin to write this note for Swechha, on my experience at the Reading Day held on 9th July 2016, a lot of thoughts rush through my mind. Starting from the number of volunteers that showed up, to my first walk into a slum area, and the bright young minds I interacted with, so … More ‘Aao Dekho Meri Kahaani, Aao Sun Lo Meri Zubaani!’
Meandering through the bylanes of Khirki extnension, some plastic bottles with plants in them half way hanging from a balcony caught my attention. 1091 was written on the boundary wall. I thought it’s probably a government organization. Once I reached home, to quench my curiosity, I researched and found out that it’s actually an NGO. … More Swechha Through My Lens
“But why not help them in their studies instead?” was the first question that popped into my mind as I went through the Pagdandi schedule. Dance, Singing and Art and Craft weren’t going to help these children as much as good marks could. And, boy, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Their grins from hitting … More ‘ पगडंडी पगडंडी, कदमों मे है सारा जहाँ’