Cross Country Biking, Janwaar

The beauty of Madhya Pradesh you find off the main roads into the furthest villages. The small villages. The beautiful hidden lakes. The big and small farmlands with such a variety of crops growing all year long. And finally, the vast vast barren lands that touch the horizon. Yesterday, I was on such a route […]

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Suman – A flower Blooms In The Guwahati Rains

Suman, a ten-year-old Adivasi girl, was never seen talking to anyone. Many kids at the skatepark didn’t even know her name. They pointed at her and told me that she had started to skateboard. She always looked a bit shabby and lost in this new environment. Nevertheless I felt challenged so I asked her if […]

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From chewing tobacco to writing diaries

In Hindi we have a saying, “Khali dimag shaitan ka ghar hota hai” meaning that a brain that has no work, is a demon’s abode. This – at least I believe – holds true for Ajay. Ajay is a thirteen-year-old Yadav boy in Janwaar. He is pretty good at school, although he doesn’t show up regularly. […]

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