Reel & Real

Since the trailer and then the movie SKATER GIRL was released on Netflix a few weeks, a discussion is going on on social media and in various media outlets wether the movie was inspired by our story in Janwaar or not. While the movie writers/producers state that the SkaterGirl movie was an amalgamation of many […]

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Asha interviewing her grandfather Maniklal

They speak in Bundeli – here is the translation. Maniklal seems to be in ease with his answers. Regarding “marriage” Asha is saying that he always was the first person in my family who was saying that I have to get marry. But this has now changed as well. Asha: When the skatepark was constructed […]

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Meet the Skateboarding Star From Rural India

Skateboarding became a thing in India in the 2000s. It was, however, confined to cities and centres where people were already ‘in’ on the skateboarding rush. But when a skatepark came to the Indian hinterland of Madhya Pradesh in 2015, it changed things for better, for everyone, and especially for Asha Gond. Today, Asha, who […]

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I’m THAT Girl (Hindi Interview)

The English version of the interview is here. द युवा एकता फाउंडेशन के रिज़ुल कटारिया ने आशा से वार्तालाप की उसकी ज़िंदगी के बारे में, सपनो के बारे में और म्यूज़िक की दुनिया में उसका प्रवेश के बारे में| रिज़ुल कटारिया ने आशा के पहले रैप ‘I’m THAT Girl’ (मैं वो लड़की हूँ) के तुक […]

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I’m THAT Girl (Interview)

The HINDI version is here! Rijul Kataria, Yuva Ekta Foundation, Delhi, talked to Asha about her life, her dreams, her journey and entry into the world of music. Asha has just “released” her first rap song. Check it out! Rijul has written the rhymes for her first rap “I’m THAT Girl!” You can download a […]

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I’m THAT girl!

Asha’s dream is to become a rapper. #RoarGirl And here is her blueprint to become one 🙂 The story begins when I was a childBorn in Janwaar, into the wild,As a girl, Adivasi, there was always a lineAnd If I stepped over, there would be a fine. But my eyes saw the future and I […]

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Ram Ram

Many Hindus greet or farewell each other by saying “Ram Ram.” Hindus believe if they pronounce “Ram”, it will create positive energy. This is why you often find “Ram” as part of a name. For the two brothers Baliram (photo 5) and Rajaram (photo 6) this belief proves true. They really spread positive energy in […]

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The Aakash Family

Aakash is the older brother of our jungle-knight Satyam. In-between is Shiva aka Spiderman. And Roshni, not even one year old, is currently the youngest child in their family. Almost every year the family welcomes a newborn – while struggling heavily to feed the ones who are already there. The concept of birth control isn’t […]

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Seglal – Sachin’s father

Sachin, one of our Janwaar kids, is healed from skin TB. After suffering for many years Sachin can now live a happy life. And he does! His healing had also a very positive impact on his father, Seglal. He basically stopped drinking and became more serious with and in his work and even more responsible […]

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