Khelo, Jeeto, Aage Badho

In the forest village of Dhanpada, the air was filled with excitement and nervousness as a team of youngsters prepared to compete in the trials for Pro-Kabaddi to be held on the next day in Nehru Stadium, Harda. It was not unusual to find kabaddi teams in the villages of the district. The game had … Continue reading Khelo, Jeeto, Aage Badho


The Power of Girls

It’s a cold early morning at the Harda Nehru stadium and there are only few people including some morning walkers present. But in a corner, a net is up and few young cricketers practice intently. A medium pacer and a spinner alternately bowl at the batter who takes perfect shots at them. A coach watches … Continue reading The Power of Girls

The Voice of Youth and Kids


The sun is setting over Abgaon Kala – a semi-rural settlement on the outskirts of Harda town – and as one nears the panchayat building in the village, strings of soul stirring music hits one’s ears. Inside a room in the bhavan, captivating scenario is unfolding. Youngsters and children – clearly from different backgrounds – … Continue reading The Voice of Youth and Kids