Month: July 2011

The High

The monsoon is a beautiful time to be in Delhi. It doesn’t rain hard enough to buy boats and row across the roads; neither does it rain too scantily to make you feel that someone just turned the water supply off while showering. The skies are nice and grey, the leaves are greener, there are …

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Aankhon mein sapna, Sapno mein asha, Asha hai zindagi!! – Stories of Change 4

SAPNA I sit across from Sapna as she gushes with happiness about her recent wedding, so when she tells me that she still lives with her parents and not with her husband, I feel puzzled but soon I discover that even though her parents have got her married, they are certain that the young couple …

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DREAMS – Personal, Precious and Priceless!! – Stories of Change 3

Sanjay Yadav Sanjay Yadav, a young, vibrant, confident 26 year old walked into the ETASHA office, and while all the adjectives I have used above best describe my first impression of him, this impression is incomplete, because what now strikes me most about Sanjay, is not any of this but instead a trait that I doubt …

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Shades of our Work

Dear Friends of ETASHA, A picture often conveys more than words and so we here at ETASHA Society over the next 10 weeks will bring you various aspects of our work in the form of pictures. Today we start with photos of our community mobilisation work in action. Community mobilisation is  the first  step in raising awareness in our …

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Three’s a Jolly Good Fellow… Reflecting on 3 years with ETASHA: Parul Mehra

Celebrating completing 3 yrs in Etasha!! Seems like I have been here longer but the memories are as crisp as Kurkure……What made me decide to join ETASHA was Dinesh’s speech at a certificate ceremony in 2008; he spoke with so much sincerity and honesty about how ETASH had helped him with his anger among other …

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ETASHA Growing

More programs at ITI Gurgaon, new programs at ITI Rohtak, our Barclays Shared Services program in place in NOIDA and in Sangam Vihar and Tigri, in addition to more programs at our own CDC in Madanpur Khadar has led to  some GREAT new additions to the ETASHA family. From January to June we have had six new …

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Time to Give

Two of ETASHA’s volunteers explain why they decided to volunteer and what they get from the experience. For many people simply going to work every day is bad enough, but the idea of going to work  for no pay  doesn’t even bear thinking about. But there are those who do just that. ETASHA benefits  from the skills, …

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