Jagriti Yatra 2013: What’s not to miss?

You miss girlfriend/s, parents, home, friends etc with whom you have spent a sizeable number of days… Then you miss places you visited, food you had, that bar, that restaurant, that theatre… Then you miss your teachers, some habits dependent on the climatic conditions and place of living… You also miss those long talks on […]

जगता है तब भारत

भागती रेल के धड़धड़ाते शोर से जगता हूँ मैं और बंद खिड़की की दरारों पर देखता हूँ ओस की दो लटकती बूँदें जिसमें भागता हुआ जहान उल्टा नज़र आता है और नज़र आता है उसमें कोई जो मडियथ जो एक दिन केरल से उठता है और चल पड़ता है उड़ीसा के गाँवों में लोगों को […]

Jagriti Yatra Day Thirteen: The absence of angst

Winters make Delhi a colourless capital. It was almost seven degrees when we entered IIT Delhi campus for panel discussion on education and enterprise. The panel discussion was followed by a very generic talk by Rajdeep Sardesai. I expected better words from him, however. The panel discussion hovered around three things: education, skill, enterprise. The […]

Jagriti Yatra Day Eleven & Twelve: The Deoria flavour

Moving in from the chill of Patna to Deoria in UP must have been some experience for our friends from the warmer South. In Deoria we stayed at Jagriti Sewa Sansthan Chairman Shashank Mani’s ancestral village at Barpar village. His family hosted the girl Yatris and boys were made to stay at the nearby school […]

Jagriti Yatra Day Eight: Second freedom struggle and agents of change

As we bid good bye to 2013, the young men and women of India become more critical than ever to India’s growth story which has its roots in the villages. Villages which are full of opportunities in the area of social enterprise and it’s not charity, it has tremendous amount of money to be milked […]

Jagriti Yatra Day Seven: Uninvited Interventions

When you are on a train, you have to face many issues. These can vary from physical to emotional to medial and etcetera. There will be water issue, train delays, technical issues and even toilet paper issue! But we must realise the simple fact that it’s a train. It’s a train, young men and women, […]

Jagriti Yatra Day Six: Inspired by the twenty-somethings!

It is the sixth day at #JagritiYatra and we have listened and talked to quite a few role models from different verticals to have an idea about what those people faced and planned when they started in their respective fields. This journey has been an interesting one. There are 450 young people, brimming with ideas […]