The 230 Taka Milkshake and the 15 Taka Poha

It was a seemingly normal day in Dhaka and after getting free from work, I decided to grab a quick bite in a nearby restaurant Yellow Submarine. I had heard a lot about this place but this was my first time there. Upon entering it, I realized how expensive it is but since I was…

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The hypocrisies hidden within

The last 2 months were very tumultuous for me as i was exposed to a lot of negativity while working with the homeless women of Delhi. The struggle they had faced and the fact that HOPE was a word that didn’t exist for them really made me question a lot of my own beliefs in the…

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Karan AKA Mahesh OR A kid with no identity

Karan with piece of cloth(containing solution) stuffed up his mouth. There are a lot of homeless kids that you will find in and around the Jama Masjid area. This area houses a considerable chunk of the homeless population of Delhi mostly because of the easy availability of free alms and food that are distributed by the visitors…

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A Simple yet Puzzling Question

I decided to join Teach for India after been moved by seeing a small kid stealing in the railway station. The image of his mature yet childish face along with an attached question “Why has the society failed this kid” is still clearly etched in my memory and keeps me awake so many a times…

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