It’s All About Mobility

by |

Delhi reels under ‘poor to severe’ air quality, while villages merely 50 km away still breathe fresh air. It is useful, therefore, to ask the question about differences in population and city size (between, say, a large village with 50,000 population, and a medium size city with population of 1 million, let alone a mega-city […]

Read more


Climate Vs Migration: Sustaining a Secure Future

by |

Last Saturday, applause from Paris echoed around the world as news about an accord on climate change was reached. Hailed as ambitious, fair, legally binding and balanced, the proponents of the accord cheered loudly. Since then, critiques of the climate accord have also surfaced, calling it weak, in favour of developed countries and non-enforceable. Most […]

Read more


Swachchh, Sundar Aur Akarshak Sunderkera (Clean, Beautiful and Attractive Sunderkera)

by |

This is the ‘vision’ for Sunderkera Gram Panchayat articulated by the community. They also want to develop their gram panchayat as a ‘tirth sthan’. Regular religious events are held in the panchayat which is well attended by people from outside the panchayat. Why can’t they make Sunderkera a pilgrimage site? Nearly half the population of […]

Read more


World Toilet Day: Health and Nutrition is Equally Important, says Sunderkera Gram Panchayat

by |

19 November is celebrated as World Toilet Day. Events were held under Swachch Bharat Mission, across the country. PRIA, with the help of Water Aid, is trying to attain objectives mentioned under Swachchh Bharat Mission in relation to rural sanitation. World Toilet Day is a day to take action. The aim of World Toilet Day […]

Read more


Partnering People and Perceptions

by |

In the past 4 months, as an intern at PRIA, I have taken part in the preparations of PRIA’s technical support to stakeholders in partnership for community development under the Government of Andhra Pradesh’s ‘Smart Village – Smart Ward’ (SVSW) Program. In SVSW, partnerships may include government officials (state, district, local), businesses, civil society actors, […]

Read more


A Fly in a Foreign Land

by |

I want to share a short meditation on my thoughts with respect to managing expectations during my placement at Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA). I have been jostling intellectually as to which path I ought to take in explaining my internship given that I have passed the halfway point of my time here in India. […]

Read more


Be Part of the Solution

by |

I was having a conversation with my neighbour in the park this morning. I live in a gated community in Gurgaon. My neighbour is an educationist. She is angry, she tells me – rapes are increasing. Another girl has been gang raped. And she is dead. Killed by her rapists. Even her brother could not save her. […]

Read more


Youth challenge deep rooted gender biased stereotypes that prohibit girls from playing sports

by |

215 adolescent boys and girls (85 girls and 130 boys) participated in a 4 day sports camp in Jaipur last week. The camps that took place in 5 wards of Jaipur city was conducted under PRIA’s flagship programme Kadam Badate Chalo and was with the collaborative effort of Pro Sport Development, led by its founder […]

Read more


Third party facilitator training program

by |

The first training in the programme concluded in Lucknow last evening with 21 graduates in its first batch. Under the overarching goal of prevention of sexual harassment at workplace and creating safe and conducive workplaces for all women, PRIA and Martha Farrell Foundation launched a unique Third Party Facilitators training programme earlier this month. The […]

Read more


Engendering Economic Development

by |

A recent report indicates that improved gender balance in employment, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership can contribute to enhanced annual GDP rates from 1.5 to 2 percent in countries as diverse as China, Turkey and Canada. “Last year, two-thirds of new businesses in Canada were started by women…73% of these are already profitable. But these businesses […]

Read more