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Plowing Through Barriers

In the bustling town of Ankri, tucked away in Hooghly district 21-year-old Sk Mahfuj Rahaman Biswas was determined to carve a better future for himself and his family. His father worked tirelessly as a daily laborer under the scorching sun, and his mother, managed household chores with remarkable resilience, despite the weight of their financial […]

Illuminating Shadows

In the quiet suburb of Barrackpore, in 24 Parganas District (North), West Bengal, Kiran Ghosh’s life took an unexpected twist after tragedy struck her once-content household. A 12th pass, Kiran had embraced the role of a devoted housewife, finding fulfilment in her family’s happiness.  But when her husband met an untimely demise in a tragic […]

From Hills to Professional Heights

A modest and determined hill girl’s climb out of poverty to a career growth path Swarnika Subba’s journey is a testament to the power of determination and the transformative impact of opportunities. Born in the quaint hamlet of Bloomfield Gairi Gaon in Darjeeling, financial constraints marked her upbringing, yet her dreams knew no boundaries. “I […]

From Rural Roots to a Digital Landscape

In the serene fields of Arjunpur, a remote village in West Bengal where dreams struggled against financial constraints, Kartick Dutta’s aspirations soared higher than the sun. “My father’s toil in the paddy fields instilled in me a thirst for opportunities beyond the horizon.” Venturing far from home, Kartick ventured to L&T’s Construction Skills Training Institute […]

From despair to digital height, A tale of hope echoing across the land. . .

Born into the clutches of poverty, Biswajit Maity’s dreams soared higher than the circumstances that bound him. In a world where education seemed like an elusive luxury, hope beckoned him through a narrow corridor. The transformative ray of opportunity that illuminated his world manifested in the form of the Industrial Electrician program at L&T’s Construction […]

The 12th Graduate

In the face of adversity, Jagjit Singh emerged as the 12th Graduate, turning the tide of despair into a beacon of hope. The untimely loss of his father thrust him into the harsh realities of life, compelling him to abandon his academic pursuits after the 12th standard. However, Jagjit’s determination to alleviate his family’s struggles […]

Nothing Happens Until You Decide

Kaushik Kalal, a 21-year-old from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, faced challenges after completing his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering. Despite his dreams of working for a top company, Kaushik struggled to find a job due to his lack of specialized knowledge. Although he received a job offer from Infosys, the economic downturn delayed his onboarding process, […]

WRITE YOUR OWN LEGACY

Born into the melody of familial challenges, Abhishek Nongkhlaw’s mother’s unwavering dedication became the rhythm that fueled his journey. Separated parents could not break the familial bond. Abhishek’s mother, a steadfast teacher, became the anchor for him and his sister. “My mom my rock,” he reminisces, a testament to her indomitable spirit that shaped his […]

Pixels Over Plows

In the picturesque town of Arki, Himachal Pradesh, where tradition dictated destiny, Kevel Kumar dared to dream beyond the boundaries of his rural reality. The phrase, “Does being born here mean I can’t dream bigger?” echoed persistently in his mind, challenging the norms that limited his aspirations. Raised with the belief that the fields defined […]

Tech, Tenacity, and Transformation

Bipasha, a resilient 27-year-old, grew up surrounded by the stigmatizing labels of a ‘poor fatherless girl.’ As her brother entered the workforce, the narrative shifted to being the ‘sister of a security guard.’ The untimely loss of their father forced Bipasha’s family into dependency on her mother’s single income. “My mother took up a part […]

Anudip training sessions sculpted me into a TECH SKILLS HERO, perfected and ready to conquer!

Ajit Nayak, a determined 21-year-old hailing from Odisha, found himself in a conundrum during job interviews. He wrestled with the age-old questions like “Tell me about yourself” and “Why do you want to work here?” — a precarious tightrope walk between revealing too much and repelling potential employers. Ajit had been labeled as a victim […]

Tea Shop to Tech Hub

Jyoti Dey, a West Bengal graduate, defied expectations and pursued her dreams despite being the daughter of a humble tea seller. Reflecting on her journey, she shares, “Many questioned how I, as a tea seller’s daughter, dared to dream of a better life. But having realized my dream, I believe there’s hope for those who […]

Defying Traditions, Embracing Dreams

Bhumi Kumari’s life in the suburbs of Jamshedpur was not an easy one. Living with her parents and younger brother in a small rented house, Bhumi was a 20-year-old with dreams as vast as the open sky. However, the reality of her family’s financial struggles often weighed heavily on her aspirations.  “My parents worked tirelessly […]

Proudly Employed, Proudly Home

“I was conditioned to believe that I had three identities—“poor,””marriage,” and “girl, “” says Fatima, the 23 year old B.tech student.”The changes force me to reacquaint myself constantly with the land of my birth,”sighs Fatima remembering how situations took a drastic turn overnight when her father met with an accident. “I felt alienated, judged and […]

Transforming Doubts into Triumph

“Before, I had little knowledge of the job market, and I harbored doubts about my ability to succeed in interviews or secure job opportunities. My lack of basic computer skills added to my uncertainty. However, in just a few months, my perspective underwent a remarkable transformation,” shares 23 year old Lokesh. Following his father’s passing, […]

The Offer Letter That Defied the Odds

“My city, like all big cities, is very good at enticing you; it seems to offer many possibilities, but they never become a reality for the poor,” says 23-year-old Anjali from Gurugram who belongs to a broken family of four imbued with abject poverty grappling with the dual challenge of her younger brother’s school fees […]

Finding a job was not my cup of tea

In this conservative town of Hyderabad, Anusha knew she was expected “to live a life of no voice and no choice,” , constrained by India’s orthodox beliefs where fatherless daughters have no right to create their own identity, and credentials. At 22, Anusha had seen her  mother working tirelessly as a cook to make ends […]

Yet I Chose to Confront The Inferno:

Like thousands of Indian students dreaming to become a medical practitioner, Anuska Rathore from Madhya Pradesh nurtured a similar childhood dream. Life, although had other plans in store. Despite her mother’s early demise, Anuska discovered solace in her father’s unwavering love and support. Yet her father’s sudden accident left the family-helpless and in a state […]

I was caught amidst the crossroads of “what’s next?” and the maze of “how?

“I felt the weight of the world bearing down on me,” said Yogesh from the dusty lanes of Malkapuram in Visakhapatnam who was playing the never-ending game of hide and seek with job opportunities after graduating. “There is the weight of my dreams on one side and my father’s struggling business on the other,” said […]

My life story will not just read Before English and After English

“I became uncomfortable in my own skin,” recalls Sayali from Maharashtra as her dream of finding a job after graduation had become a nightmare. Being disheartened by the constant job rejections, Sayali spent a lot of time in introspection.”English is the priority requisite,”  she highlights how sharp comprehension skills in English is no longer a […]

Employment scam in India is neither new nor small

“I was conditioned to believe that I have three identities—’poor’, ‘village’, and ‘girl’  —   remembers Sunanda Das, the daughter of a rickshaw puller who was raised in a one-room tenement in the slum of West Bengal .“We lost everything” explains Sunanda on how her father’s untimely dismissal in 2021 made her witness the harsh realities […]

They only saw the sweat, not the strength that forged foundations

“Poverty is one of the most misunderstood labels that gets slapped onto us without our approval” claims Durga Prasanth, the son of a hardworking rod bender from Pedawaltair in the northern parts of Visakhapatnam.“They saw only the sweat, not the strength that forged foundations.”  iterates the proud son on how his father toiled to  help […]

FROM “MISFIT” TO “MISS FIT”

Set in the quiet village of Bairampur in the North 24 Parganas of  Bengal, prejudices are multifold. Married to a laborer, Manisha Bala resided with her husband and two children “ trying to make ends meet,” recalling how purposeless she felt being a housewife.  “This village likes poverty, but frowns at female members going out […]

The greatest gift

Under the merciless gaze of the scorching summer sun, the fields stretched out like a barren canvas, devoid of life and hope. “Lush green fields were never a reality for the farmers of Chittoor, as none of our families could afford irrigating using modern means,” 22-year-old Kulla Mounika recalls. “The air, thick with suffocating heat,” […]

The best gift I could ever give

“Generalization and half-truths” took over Baranagar’s Sayan Bag’s life, when he was unable to land a job after completing graduation. Neighbours, relatives and friends – all kept him at an arm’s length, so he didn’t come over requesting for a job or financial resources. “Feeling pathetic everyday became the norm,” he recalls, “but nobody helped.” […]

𝑰𝒕 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒂 𝒓𝒖𝒍𝒆-𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒂 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒍-𝒃𝒍𝒂𝒛𝒆𝒓 ✊

𝗠𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗯𝗿𝘂𝘇, 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝘁-𝘂𝗽, has 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝘃𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀. 𝗬𝗲𝘁, 𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘂𝗽 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻 𝘂𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝗹𝘂𝗺 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗯𝗿𝘂𝘇, 𝗥𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗷𝗮’𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 “𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹-𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱.” 𝗟𝘂𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗹𝘆, 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀, “𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀.” 𝗔 𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗳 […]

Amma made sure I had two chapattis more

“They called me abandoned”, Priyanga from Chennai narrates her childhood to us. Priyanga never had an opportunity to see his father who left her mother, when she was expecting. “Amma cried every day” recalled the young girl as she grew up seeing how neighbours and the surrounding community “called me inauspicious making me responsible of […]

Father’s strange victory

“Being a landless farmer is truly unbearable” Truptimayee describes how “she grew up with scarcity of resources.” Born to a family of farmers in Odisha’s Jaleswar, she faced not just financial restrictions. Social challenges for women were common in her village. “Once school got over”, her relatives – both close and distant, “came to pry on my marriage plans […]

Not the first woman, but the first one!

Waiting in line to receive a relief package of food and essentials in the scorching heat of June 2020, Gazala Paraween dreaded the day if the help stopped. “What option did we have apart from surviving depending on the relief, since my father’s auto-rickshaw was grounded?” she asks, recalling her experience during the pandemic. Coming from a […]

The First Family Graduate

Coming from the national capital, Jyoti Dhingra was never much fortunate while growing up. “It’s a city within the city for people like us,” she says. Jyoti’s father worked as a daily worker, while her mother was a homemaker. Financial struggles were rampant in the family of five and “three meals a day is what we hoped for.” But […]

Better Late Than Never

Just because we live outside the cities, we aren’t second-class citizens! Coming from Kushpata, a small village in Ghatal in South Bengal, breaking the tradition of working odd jobs was always a challenge for Amrit Kumar Ghosh. “But what else were we supposed to do?” asks the 31-year-old. “South Bengal has always been underserved and […]

Sickle to cubicle

We produce the country’s backbone, yet ours are overlooked. “What chances does a farmer’s son get growing up in one of the most rural villages of Odisha?” asks Bahadalapur’s Surendra Kumar Malik. “Our produces are the backbone of today’s society and it is us who suffer from inequality the most,” he adds. Growing up in […]

They settle in my city for making their careers, but what about the city’s own low-income students?

“Low-income and a loud voice were contrasts in the neighborhood I grew up” shares Bhargavi who grew up in Bengaluru seeing “students of my age travel from far-away to settle in her city for a career of their choice.” For aspirants like her, ““Poverty-stricken families living in this dream-city, is like merely surviving.” Daughter of […]

AN UNEMPLOYED GRADUATE IN INDIA

Mumbai’s Varun Patkar dreamt of enrolling at one India’s most prestigious colleges when he finished school. A bright student since school, little did he know that the key to India’s premier college meant an investment, “I could never afford.” Like thousand other Indian students from low-income family groups, Varun was bound to seek admission in […]

Do I need a Premier Institute to be employed at Wells Fargo?

Growing up in one of the biggest cities in India has its perks, however, it also comes with its downsides. Janani E, the daughter of a small provisional shopkeeper in Chennai experienced it all and it’s fair to say, she has known what struggling to earn a living is all about, “𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒚 𝒇𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 […]

THE NEW “SETTLED”

SUSHMA R, BALANGAORE COURSE PURSUED: WEB DEVELOPMENT PLACED: ROOMAN Born in a family of daily wage-workers, Sushma lives with 5 other members in a humble set-up of Bangalore. With a monthly yet fluctuating income of INR 10,000, the family had to take care of house rent, electricity and meeting basic needs. The COVID aftermath made […]

MASSERA’S OFFERLETTER

MASEERA JAMAL, MAHARSHTRA COURSE PURSUED: ADVANCED PROGRAM IN JAVA WEB PROGRAMING PLACED: BYJU’s Jamal Shaikh and Ruksana Jamal, old residents of Behram Baug, Jogeshwari West, Maharashtra has high hopes on their only daughter. “Abba has always been supportive to all my endeavors” sounds Maseera, 23. She chose the ANUDIP’s Advanced Program in Java Web Programing […]

LAID-OFF – UPSKILLED – APPOINTED

This was happening for the first time in Rashmi’s life. Like many others who were victims to being unexpectedly laid off, downsized, or witnessing contract work dry up losing employment in the 2021 covid-economy hit, Rashmi felt a sense of betrayal by her employer, and to a greater extend powerless over the direction of her life. She recalls […]

𝐀 𝐃𝐀𝐔𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐄𝐑’𝐒 𝐏𝐔𝐑𝐒𝐔𝐈𝐓

A big day for Namrata. Finally waking up to get ready to walk into one of the top 10 most IT companies in the world.  “You have to accompany me on my first day at work.” demanded an excited Namrata to her father, who is a marginal millet farmer by profession. 21-year-old Namrata Devidas Salwatkar from the […]

Laxmi preferred income than a wedding

23-year-old Laxmi Venkatsrinivas Reddy coming from the small town of Kolhapur, Maharashtra took over the family responsibility when her father met with a sudden accident. Laxmi’s father says,”𝐿𝑎𝑥𝑚𝑖 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡 𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑓𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑦. 𝐼𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑎 𝑏𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑑𝑎𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟.” Her parents have considered her nothing less compared to a […]

𝗟𝗔𝗣𝗧𝗢𝗣 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗴𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗻

𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗻𝘂𝘀 𝗠. 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗺𝘂𝗴𝗮 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗧𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹 𝗡𝗮𝗱𝘂, 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗷𝗲𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗿𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝘂𝘆 𝗮 𝗹𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗻. 𝗦𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗻𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲. 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺’𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲𝘀. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝟮𝟯 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿-𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝘂𝗽 𝗮𝗻 […]

THE KHETI GIRL IN A CUBICLE

Rutuja loved “kheti”, the farm which she worked for in her village in Jarkarwadi. Remotely located in the Pune district, nearly, 149 KM from the state capital in Maharashtra, Rutuja claims that “there is no post office in my village.” Her parents are farmers, and “they still work to keep the family running.” 23 years […]

NO-ONE CONSIDERED MY ROLE OUTSIDE KITCHEN

Manashi’s story is not her story alone- it is also the story of scores of other women from her small village. Haripur village in Odisha is a nondescript settlement, predominated by farmers. Most of them are extremely small landholders. Low agriculture base with restrictions on women and their mobility sometimes makes it difficult for definite […]

MY GRADUATION DEGREE IS JUST A PAPER

“My graduation degree is just a piece of paper in the old cupboard” marks the 28-year-old Gudia, wife of an auto-driver from the Rodiya village in the Sadar district of Jharkhand. “No one knows or correctly put, no one is interested to know that I am a graduate. ”Most of the women in her village, […]

MY FATHER’S FIRST PIZZA PARTY

Dressed in a traditional Khaki suit, Rohit’s father ferries passengers throughout the day while dodging traffic in the Thiruvanyur route. This Chennai-based driver from a low and humble background took up driving an auto-rickshaw for sustaining a family of 4. “He prioritized our education in his 3-wheeler vehicle spending more than he earns to educate […]

Online reviews says

Sadhana 45, from the Mogra, Hoogly district of West Bengal, joined a self-help group to learn pickle-making for a livelihood. Her small income “comes from the pickle jars I sell door-to-door locally.” Led by our women-volunteers, she was enrolled at ANUDIP for the digital literacy training supported by Reliance Foundation and USAID designed to identify […]

Happiness is taking Granny out on a Scooty Ride.”??

“𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝑰 𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒂 𝒔𝒄𝒐𝒐𝒕𝒚 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒎𝒚 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒃𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕.” – claims 22-year-old Princy Sheela Elizabeth when her community disapproved her choice of riding a bike being a girl. Princy never paid any heed to what people said. Post her graduation, she signed up for a technical course that would help her […]

CODING from the CHAWL!

Subham Verma, 20, lives with parents in a low-income    neighborhood in Mumbai. “We live in a crowded street with 56 other families in a chawl” says the young aspirant. Verma never discussed career options with his parents. “My family could not afford a high education owing to our financial strength” recounts the boy. At the […]

Dirasavancha’s new website!

𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗡𝗨𝗗𝗜𝗣 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗰𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘆𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝘆𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗰 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀. 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗮𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗮 𝗦𝘂𝗯𝗯𝗮𝗶𝗮𝗵, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟮𝟭 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿-𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗧𝗶𝗿𝘂𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶, 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗵𝗿𝗮 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗵, 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗰𝗼𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆, 𝗮 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 […]

The Internet Wali Didi of Angara

Many parts of the Angara block in Jharkhand are covered with hillocks and forests. Socioeconomic and livelihood analysis of tribal-group in the Angara Block of Ranchi District in Jharkhand reveals that major share of the tribal block is from agriculture, especially agroforestry and integrated farming systems.  Seema calls Angara home, covered with large forests and […]

They called me different, It was time I show them how different I was?

Daughter of a sales-worker in Mithaiwala, a good-old sweet shop in Telanagana, Indu lived in a predominantly sighted world with peers, friends and family keen to tell her “ what she could not do.” Since birth, Indu suffered from an eye-disorder, which made one of her eyes go vision-less. “Completing regular school and college with […]

Ok Google, turn on the kitchen lights?

Technology should be egalitarian. Some of our best and brightest would-be programmers may be stuck on the wrong side of a wall of unequal privilege. The good news: Anudip works with vulnerable youth and women from low-opportunity background to dismantle those walls, a brick at a time, and give people the tools they need to scale over. […]

The teacher from ASSAM

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MEET JOHN AGAIN AT HIS NEW WORK-STATION

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BEING A DAUGHTER OF A SEX- WORKER, THEY ASKED ME TO MARRY A BOY IN THE SAME TRADE

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Carrying a baby in my IT class

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Unnati’s Online Bakery

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MEET OUR NO-FULL STOP ALUMNA!

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GURUPPA NAVVA SPEAKS FROM HER 300 SQ FT ROOM

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I DREAM THINGS THAT NEVER WERE; AND I SAY, ‘WHY NOT?’”

STORY OF THODA GIREESH, ANDHRA PRADESH “My father drives a private sumo on Tirupati hills and my mother is a homemaker running a sizeable household of five, in Rayachoty, Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh. When it became difficult to make ends meet, I started giving tutorials to the local children,” recalls Gireesh. 23 year-old Thota Gireesh has always seen his father painstaking⁠— work as a cab driver doing day and night shifts to make more money. When his father returned back home exhausted, Gireesh heard stories […]

HER UNDYING SPIRIT PAVED THE WAY TO FREEDOM!

STORY OF BULTI KHATOON, WEST BENGAL Born to a sex worker, Bulti grew up in Napitpara– Domkal’s notorious red-light area, a home to hundreds of sex workers living near the India-Bangladesh border. Her mother Safura Bibi earned her daily bread balancing life between running the household and negotiating with agents.  Recalling her past years in Napitpara, Bulti remembers few of her friends telling her, “Tor maa nongra kaaj kore” (your mother does dirty […]

NEVER GIVE UP, FOR THAT IS JUST WHERE THE TIDE WILL TURN

Story of Ankur Kumar, Noida, Uttar Pradesh  Dealing with the pangs of losing his father to Tuberculosis was a nightmare for a 22 year old Ankur who lived in Lucknow, with his mother and two young sisters. There was no income flow in the family owing to his father’s untimely death, and subsequent debts leading the family to a harsh reality […]

DETERMINATION TODAY LEADS TO SUCCESS TOMORROW

BONDA ANILKUMAR   Bonda Anil Kumar, aged 21 grew up in a family which struggled to make both ends meet every day. He resides with his family in a locality named Venkatapuram in the heart of Gopalapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. His father works as a daily wage earner and it was a family of four he […]

OVERCOMING ODDS!

DIGBIJOY ADAK   Life has been a roller coaster ride for Digbijoy Adak aged 26 who belongs to a rural poverty stricken family in Bhagwanpur village of Purba Medinipur district. Living with dwarfism with a height of 3 feet, Digbijoy faced many different challenges coming up every single day. He completed his higher secondary education struggling against all […]

LITTLE STEPS, BIG ACHIEVEMENTS

MIRA BISWAS   Mira aged 21, resides in Belghoria, Kolkata with her parents and grandmother. With a homemaker mother and father working as a sales representative, her family income is close to 7,000 per month. For Mira, being independent always meant having a job and being able to earn a decent living Her parents have always been […]

A LITTLE ASPIRATION

NAGENDRA BABU ANASURI   and idol for him since his childhood. Nagendra lives with his parents and elder brother in Prahladapuram in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. His father AV Ramana is an employee in a private industry and her mother A Suseela is a home maker involved in doing household chores while his elder brother works at Indian Oil Corporation […]

THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS THROUGH COMMITMENT

ARVINDER SINGH   Arvinder Singh aged 23 resides in one of the resettlement colonies in Delhi. Arvind’s father is the sole earning member  in the family of five who manage the household finances. Inspite of holding a B.com degree, Arvinder had a hard time cracking job interviews Soon he realized that his soft skills were not up to […]

NARENDRA’S GRIT AND DETERMINATION IS AN INSPIRATION

NARENDRA KUMAR SINGH   Narendra Kumar Singh hailing from Adarsh Nagar, Tatisilwai, Ranchi   was not sure about what he wanted to do after completing his intermediate education. He was always on the lookout for choosing the right training institute to hone his basic computer and soft skills to increase the chances of grabbing an attractive job offer. One […]

DREAM UNTIL YOUR DREAM COMES TRUE

PINKI DAS   Pinki’s journey to become an independent young woman was rife with challenges. Pinki aged 24, is no ordinary girl. She had big dreams of becoming an independent young lady one day. She  resides in Kotwali, Jalpaiguri district with her parents Her father is a mason who works day and night to put food […]

REALISING SELF POTENTIAL

PRASAD PRADHAN   Nagendra Babu Anasuri, like any other 27 years old has dreams and aspirations. A keen and a bright student, Nagendra has completed B.Tech Computer Science Engineering and aspires to become a full stack front end developer. A.P.J Abdul Kalam has always been an inspirational figuresix thousand toiling the fields. This barely covers the basic needs of a […]

A SUCCESSFUL ANUDIP GRADUATE

SUJIT PRAMANIK   toward doing well in life. Sujit followed his father’s advice and completed high school by taking a river ferry every day to class. He then enrolled for a bachelor’s degree but as the family could not support him financially, he dropped out, dreading the prospect of living his life on the meager […]

DREAM ENTREPRENEURSHIP UNIT

RUPSHA TELECOM & STUDIO   Market – Aligned – Skills – Training (MAST) graduates of Anudip, Md. Ali Gazi and Sarifa Khatun started this small business in their village near Hasnabad, West Bengal. Both Sarifa and Ali tied a knot soon after they set their business. Today, the couple runs the Rupsha Telecom and Studio and […]

POWERFUL POWERHOUSE

POWERHOUSE   Powerhouse was started by Debashis Koyal and Nilimesh Das as a desktop publishing enterprise in South Barasat, West Bengal. Debashis and Nilimesh are both graduates from Anudip’s Barasat MAST (Market Aligned Skills Training) center. After completing the IT courses and the soft- skill training, they opted to attend a special workshop on entrepreneurship development […]

MAST GRADUATE

BAPU DAS   Bapu Das (24) lives in Abavashikta, a community on the outskirts of Kolkata. There are four members in his family: Himself, his older brother, his sister and his father. Bapu’s father is a motor mechanic who makes Rs. 3,500 per month (about $70), and his mother passed away about 1 year ago. In […]

SADHANA COMPUTER CENTER

MD. HAFIJUL GAZI, SNIGDHA SARITA BERA AND ABHIRAM BERA   Life has been a roller coaster ride for Digbijoy Adak aged 26 who belongs to a rural poverty stricken family in Bhagwanpur village of Purba Medinipur district. Living with dwarfism with a height of 3 feet, Digbijoy faced many different challenges coming up every single day. He […]

MERIT CENTER

METIABRUZ   In December 2010, Anudip opened its second MERIT Center in Metiabruz. MERIT Centers (Mass Employment through Rural IT) provide job opportunities for its trained graduates to work in an outsourcing center delivering IT project work to global customers December 2010 indeed bought a new story in Metiabruz connecting the small community to the world. […]

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