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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Open School – The first two years

The first two years of our Open School Project are over – here are the outcomes / experiences and learning. We’ve summerised it in a report. The Open School project is our largest single project. The first phase of the project ended in December 2020. Currently, all five Open Schoolers are back in Janwaar and […]

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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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OMG! Yeh Mera India

Next week OMG! Yeh Mera India will shoot in Janwaar. They did an interview with me ahead of the shoot, it was recorded in Luz de Tavira, Portugal, where I am currently. Thank you Michael Sauer, Leading Interactive, for helping out and recording the interview. Here is a slightly polished transcript. OMG! Yeh Mera India […]

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7 Rules to Disrupt Successfully

Last week I was part of a Musterbrecher-workshop (online) “Unternehmertum” (Entrepreneurship), which they condicted for their client freenet, Hamburg, Germany. My role was to share my experiences with my social experiment in Janwaar and to draw parallels between my work in the village and my work as a consultant for companies. This might seem odd […]

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Work for the Villagers

(written by Asha) We were thinking how to create work for our villagers in the village itself to earn a little money. So that they don’t have to go out and find work. Anil remembered Asharam, he knew that Asharam is playing the flute well. We thought: Why can’t Asharam teach the children to play […]

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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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