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2, 3, 4, 10, 10000

Contributed by: Akshai Abraham Dated: 28th Aug, 2017

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Power of One

Contributed by:  Akshai Abraham  Dated:  28th  July, 2017

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A Night’s Tale

Contributed by:  Arsh Lalano  Dated:  10th  July, 2017 Experiences are takeaways from a journey. I started my internship journey on 11th of June with Project KHEL. I was very excited and was prepared for the upcoming challenges. Throughout my internship journey, the thing which was very touching for me was the night stay at one of Project … Continue reading A Night’s Tale

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Experiencing Ultimate Frisbee

Contributed by:  Rutvik Surani  Dated:  08th  July, 2017 “It is good if you achieve success and stay there, but it’s better if you fail and try again.” Never thought Frisbee was an actual competitive sport where people would not just win the match but they win the hearts. In the past, I have played Frisbee many … Continue reading Experiencing Ultimate Frisbee

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Dil Khush Hai Jahan, Teri Toh Manzil Hai Wahi

Contributed by:  Maaz Hasan  Dated:  26th  July, 2017 What is your goal in life?  Someone asked me 5 years back, and this is how I randomly responded to it – ‘Make at least 100 people of the country employable.’ In these five years a lot of things have happened. I graduated out of college, volunteered for … Continue reading Dil Khush Hai Jahan, Teri Toh Manzil Hai Wahi

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Becoming familiar with the unfamiliarity –First week in Lucknow

Contributed by:  Samiksha Raperia  Dated:  22nd  July, 2017 First job, new city and a new face…Seemed a lot for an introvert like me but this is what I always wanted to do. I wanted a change in my life which is to get out of my comfort zone and explore the unexplored part of my life. And … Continue reading Becoming familiar with the unfamiliarity –First week in Lucknow

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Efforts paid off well!

  Contributed by:  Utkarsh Lal and Tanisha Kumar  Dated:  11th  July, 2017  Merely getting admission into a school like La Martiniere had opened up a truck load of opportunities and avenues for us and as we crawled through every grade, we knew that with every passing day we were not only becoming more academically sound but more … Continue reading Efforts paid off well!

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Night Stay at Lucknow Children’s Home

Contributed by:  Zia Chapman  Dated:  06th  July, 2017  What I realised about my internship at Project KHEL was that it wasn’t about hearing things, but about doing them. Of course, we did hear a lot about the programmes they conduct and certain experiences but then they would send us out and make us do and be … Continue reading Night Stay at Lucknow Children’s Home

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The Journey Of Acceptance

The original article was authored by  Saamya Mittal and featured in Youth Ki Awaaz  (https://goo.gl/Cq5jLk)  on June 27, 2017. Growing up in a society where homosexuality is considered a taboo subject, I was oblivious to it.I had heard words like ‘Gay’ and ‘Lesbian’ being used as insults and I was ignorant to what they really meant. … Continue reading The Journey Of Acceptance

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When Work Becomes Play

Contributed by: Aparajita Shah Dated:  08th June, 2017  “When you enjoy what you do, work becomes play.”What if your work involves playing with children? Sounds intriguing right? Well, the kind of work that Project KHELdoes seems to be just this but it is so much more deep and fascinating than what its name suggests. Visit Project … Continue reading When Work Becomes Play

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It’s All About the Little Things!

Contributed by:  Kritika Koshyari  Dated:  30th May, 2017 ” Didi, aapka naam kya hai?” (didi, what is your name?) asked the kids, as we stood in a circle ready to begin my first day with Project KHEL. Even before this little yet amusing introduction, the kids in certain locations run up to us welcoming us with “good … Continue reading It’s All About the Little Things!

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Safe Spaces

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: March 14, 2017 Talking about Project KHEL, we often say how we create ‘safe spaces’ wherever we go, so that children can be themselves and share things that they otherwise don’t feel comfortable sharing with others. Now this ‘safe space’ has very little to do with the physical space as … Continue reading Safe Spaces

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The Story Of An Unsung Hero Of Menstruation

The original article  was authored by Hitkarsh Srivastava and featured in Menstrupedia (http://menstrupedia.com/blog/unsung-hero-of-menstruation/)  on April 3, 2016. Project KHEL. Naam hi kaafi hai to let anyone know that we are all about fun, sports and games. I had the same perception as well, before I joined the team on a part – time basis, but … Continue reading The Story Of An Unsung Hero Of Menstruation

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The Diary of A Teenager Who Suffered Fat Shaming

The original article  was featured in Feminism In India (https://goo.gl/tUdpA5)  on  July  27, 2016. There will be times that hit you in the gut till your soul starts to bleed profusely with self hate and self-doubt, times of adversity and insurmountable agony that will come in your life unwelcome, when you will be unprepared, and so … Continue reading The Diary of A Teenager Who Suffered Fat Shaming

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मैंने माहवारी पर चुप्पी टूटते देखी है

The original article authored by Pooja Singh, was featured in Youth Ki Awaaz (https://goo.gl/1XjGc4)  on January 11, 2017. जब मुझे पता चला कि मैं माहवारी(पीरियड्स) से जुड़ी कार्यशाला में भाग लूँगी तो मैं बहुत उत्साहित थी और बहुत ही प्रेरणा के साथ दिन की शुरुआत करने के लिए तैयार थी। आज एक बार फिर  मौका … Continue reading मैंने माहवारी पर चुप्पी टूटते देखी है

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Small Talk With Akshai Abraham

The original article  was featured in Small Change NGO (https://goo.gl/7dOAmy)  on March 9, 2017. CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we ask one leader to answer our four quirky … Continue reading Small Talk With Akshai Abraham

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LITTLE THINGS PARENTS NEED TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN

The original article  was authored by Angana Prasad and featured in Kiddy Diaries (http://www.kiddydiaries.com/little-things-parents-need-teach-children-initiative-project-khel/)  on September 16, 2016. We realize that a lot of things go wrong in the way we are bringing up our children. It is not just about what we are saying to our children but also about what we are not … Continue reading LITTLE THINGS PARENTS NEED TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN

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Teen Girls Had A Surprising Reaction When Asked To Write To Their Parents On Everyday Issues

The original article  was featured in Youth Ki Awaaz  (https://goo.gl/SOCO9S) on January 6, 2016. Do I have to show my face? I don’t want my parents knowing I said that,” said a teenager whilst writing a note to her parents for Project KHEL’s Teen Talks social media campaign. In a school fair in Lucknow, Project KHEL —a … Continue reading Teen Girls Had A Surprising Reaction When Asked To Write To Their Parents On Everyday Issues

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Lets Talk: Questions in Teen’s heads

The original article authored  by Angana Prasad, was featured in Bolte Raho  (http://www.bolteraho.com/questions-in-teens-heads/)  on December 15th, 2015. In the past few months I have spoken with hundreds of teenagers, thanks to Project KHEL’ s programme Teen Talks “ an open discussion forum for teenagers to discuss issues that concern them the most. Over the months we have discussed about … Continue reading Lets Talk: Questions in Teen’s heads

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Freedom of Choice: What Menstrual Flow Option is suitable for me?

The original article penned by Angana Prasad, was featured in Menstrupedia Blog (http://menstrupedia.com/blog/freedom-of-choice-what-menstrual-flow-option-is-suitable-for-me/)  on August 25th, 2015. A lot has been written about menstruation and Menstrual Flow Management options lately. While the disposable pads industry is going crazy promoting their newest (also most expensive) ultra leak-locking system equipped pads, a lot of other companies and … Continue reading Freedom of Choice: What Menstrual Flow Option is suitable for me?

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No more Child Sexual Abuse. Ab Bas!

Contributed by: Anjali Singh Dated: January 14, 2017   Childhood is a part of life that creates beautiful memories and these memories can never be taken away.  Nobody likes to get flashbacks from things they don’t want to remember. These memories play a significant role in developing one’s personality. Once a nightmare, always the fear… … Continue reading No more Child Sexual Abuse. Ab Bas!

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My Journey With Project KHEL – The Beginning

Contributed by: Rohit Srivass Translated by: Arushi Dhawan Date: November 12, 2016 I have played a lot of games but never thought that through games I can bring positive improvements in the behavior of a person and make them better human beings. I have worked in slums earlier, but my role in Project KHEL of … Continue reading My Journey With Project KHEL – The Beginning

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PK in PK

Contributed by: Pooja Kashyup  Dated: May 27, 2016   Someone opened a door and led me into a new world. “Project KHEL”, that voice had said! Alright, so let me explain about this new world first then, we can talk about the other amazing things! I say “new world” in the sense, that whatever I have learnt till … Continue reading PK in PK

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Learning and reliving my childhood with JustKHELo

Contributed by: Ritika Dua  Dated: 17th November, 2016 While preparing for my postgraduate examination, I wanted to contribute in the social sector. I got an opportunity to play an hour every weekend. I know what you are thinking right now.  How could this be associated with social work? Yes it can be, and this is what JustKHELo by … Continue reading Learning and reliving my childhood with JustKHELo

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Two years with Project KHEL

Contributed by: Arushi Dhawan Dated: 10th, July, 2016 One fine day, I decided that I don’t want to pursue a career in Finance instead I want to do my masters in Social Work. I had never volunteered with an NGO before, nor had people around me seen any inclination in me for a social cause. So, convincing … Continue reading Two years with Project KHEL

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This Lucknow man is providing education to over 12000 underprivileged children through Project Khel

The above article appeared on “Ma style care” (http://www.mastylecare.org/change-maker/providing-education-to-underprivileged-children-through-project-khel/) on 2nd Oct, 2015 Akshai Abraham ‘s  vision is to impact the lives of underprivileged children. After working in the development sector in various roles for seven years, Akshai decided to merge his interests in sports and social work to bring about a change in society. Thinking out of … Continue reading This Lucknow man is providing education to over 12000 underprivileged children through Project Khel

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An interview with the Change Makers – Project KHEL & Life Skills

The above article appeared on  “Kiddy Diaries” (http://kiddydiaries.com/interview-change-makers-project-khel-life-skills/) on Sep 18, 2016 Meet Angana Prasad, 27, a core team member of Project KHEL since 2012. She is behind designing, initiating and leading the Menstrual Health Management (MHM), Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and Puberty related programmes. A certified life skill trainer and a storyteller at heart ( May … Continue reading An interview with the Change Makers – Project KHEL & Life Skills

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The journey of Project KHEL

The above article appeared on World Pulse(https://goo.gl/JWMGMC) on 17th August 2016. She came up to me and graciously asked, “Aap bhi hamare saath khelengi?” (Will you also play with us?) What struck me the most about 7 year old Divya, apart from her neat appearance and focused attitude was her excitement and enthusiasm about games and the … Continue reading The journey of Project KHEL

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From Life Skills to teaching English- My Journey with Project KHEL

Contributed by: Yukti Malik   Dated: 17th September, 2016 Intruding in their playtime to teach English to a bunch of 15 students was no less than a Herculean task for me. While working with Project KHEL I happened to come across a challenge which made me realize that with patience, passion and perseverance anything and everything … Continue reading From Life Skills to teaching English- My Journey with Project KHEL

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Learning, Growing and Living with Project KHEL

Contributed by: Hitkarsh Srivastava Dated: 1st June, 2016 Today the name ‘Project KHEL’ almost unknown, a year before; feels no less than ‘Love of Life’ to me. It might sound exaggerated but it is something that one can feel only if one is or has ever been a part of it. I remember the days when Project KHEL … Continue reading Learning, Growing and Living with Project KHEL

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A Cause for Change

Contributed by: Ankita Gupta Dated: 25th May, 2016 “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.” This quote by Winston Churchill changed my entire outlook on life. As a part of my course requirement I was to intern with an organization for the summers and I am … Continue reading A Cause for Change

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Experiential Learning = KHEL

Contributed by: Veena Singh Dated: 10th Mar, 2016 “Good experiences make us happy and teach us a few lessons, but bad experiences teach us a lot more…” Angana(one of my team mates) words still hover my mind as I recall our event #Menstruation matters Red Spot campaign held at the Ganj Carnival. I could never … Continue reading Experiential Learning = KHEL

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Little Humans…

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 10th th Jan, 2016 While big things were happening at work in the past couple of months, I found my little moments of deep emotions fleet past me. This one will be an effort to capture those moments from fading away… Krishna He has cerebral palsy. He can’t talk clearly, but … Continue reading Little Humans…

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When our kids make us proud…

At the end of May 2015, we embarked on a trip with 11 of our children to attend ‘Bridging the Gaps ‘  an Ultimate  Frisbee / Youth camp being held at Ahmedabad. This camp which brought together 125 teens and 35 coaches from across India is a unique sport-art sleep-away camp designed to teach life … Continue reading When our kids make us proud…

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New Beginnings…

Contributed by: Sanjay Mucharla Dated: 1st June, 2015 “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” ― Henry Ford Learning is a never ending process, and it is what keeps me going. Here are a few things I’ve learnt or reinforced for myself in the last … Continue reading New Beginnings…

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Good things happen at KHEL times

Contributed By: Hitkarsh Srivastava Dated: 5th January, 2015 Project KHEL, came as a life-changing thing to me. Before joining KHEL, never had I been so much satisfied with myself. Since my early schooldays I would see and observe the kids of my age group, selling toys, balloons, newspapers and other items. That time I used to … Continue reading Good things happen at KHEL times

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Happy Surprises

Contributed by: Abhilasha Sachan Dated: 8th May, 2015 ‘Menstruation’, this single word can invoke different reactions in different people, my reaction towards it was that it is an important issue and that we need to take it seriously. Starting from personal conversations to having workshops for adolescent girls, each thread holds its importance to help … Continue reading Happy Surprises

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Lets Talk…

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 20th March, 2015   In the past few months I have spoken with hundreds of teenage girls, thanks to our programme Teen Talks – an open discussion forum for teenagers to discuss issues that concern them the most. Over the months we have discussed about almost everything under the sun- relationships, social … Continue reading Lets Talk…

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FALLING IN LOVE WITH ProjectKHEL

Contributed by: Alisha Asif Dated: 12th January, 2015 So this is about a year back from now. I had just got done with studying journalism and am into content-writing, been switching work places here and there, gaining experience and everything. All that was missing was contentment, when you come back from work and feel full. I missed being … Continue reading FALLING IN LOVE WITH ProjectKHEL

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Two years in the blink of an eye!

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 16th October, 2014  As I look back today, I know I am not the same person anymore. I feel a bit uncomfortable. Maybe this is how it feels like being a grown up… Up till my previous birthday, I always said (and believed) that I stopped growing old after 16. Today suddenly I … Continue reading Two years in the blink of an eye!

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Per…shhhh… Don’t say it out loud!

“Don’t go out in the sun, you’ll tan your skin.” “Why don’t you put kajal?” “Wear earrings, it will add to your look.” “Wash your hands.” “Clean your nails.” “Shampoo every third day.” “Clean your belly button!” There were care instructions for almost every part of my body, and for my privates, the only instruction … Continue reading Per…shhhh… Don’t say it out loud!

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Breaking the Silence on Menstrual Hygiene Day

The first ever Global Menstrual Hygiene Day (http://menstrualhygieneday.org/) was celebrated on the 28th of May (the numbers 28 and 5 having significance as an average menstrual cycle is every 28 days with 5 days of menstruation). To help ‘break the silence’, ProjectKHEL called for 28 volunteers to train them to become Menstrual Educators, so that … Continue reading Breaking the Silence on Menstrual Hygiene Day

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What I learnt when I started to teach…

Contributed by: Pooja Singh Dated: 23rd March, 2014 Context – Pooja Singh has been a ProjectKHEL beneficiary since December 2012. One of the 16 inmates of Lucknow Children’s Home, Pooja joined our team as a Community Coordinator in December 2013. Pooja regularly conducts KHEL sessions at a larger government girls shelter home as well as at a slum. … Continue reading What I learnt when I started to teach…

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Why my job is bigger than my Pay Cheque

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 3rd May, 2014 Lately, I have felt some “you can do better than this” pressure from loved ones. It doesn’t feel great to keep explaining my choices all the time but this time I am in no mood to give in to the pressures. They say ‘ find a job you love, and … Continue reading Why my job is bigger than my Pay Cheque

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Ek Rupya de do and other such lines that’ll haunt me forever…

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 20th March, 2014 Barely three months of association and a certain govt shelter home for girls has become the most satisfying as well as the most depressing and frustrating beneficiary group that ProjectKHEL works with. Male coordinators weren’t allowed, so I was the only full time person going there with a … Continue reading Ek Rupya de do and other such lines that’ll haunt me forever…

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She!

Contributed by: Kamzason Hangsing Dated: 15th December, 2013 Female – a creation, without which nothing seems to be complete. Some say she is inferior, while some say she is equal to her male counterpart and not surprisingly, there are those who say she is superior. What does God have to say about ‘her’? Rape, harassment, abuse, and … Continue reading She!

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Me, being with the Children

Contributed by: Kamzason Hangsing Dated: 15th November, 2013 Working with children has always been fun. Since childhood, I have enjoyed being with younger children, teaching them football and improving my football skills in return. Never have I imagined what good could it have done to me, as a person. Life, as often phrased, has not always been … Continue reading Me, being with the Children

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While on the Highland

Contributed by: Kamzason Hangsing Dated: 17th October, 2013 A few months back, I was lucky to get an opportunity to visit Uttarakhand and get to play with children and bring smiles on their faces as well as the adults, who were victims of flood that had swept away lives of many. As our road trip up … Continue reading While on the Highland

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Oh! What did they say!

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 27th September, 2013 I have forever loved children but working in KHEL provides me increased interaction with them and I notice that I have become much more observant about them. Amongst the numerous exchanges every day, I have been caught by certain things that these kids have said to me. The “won’t … Continue reading Oh! What did they say!

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What’s in a name?

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 27th August, 2013 To begin with “what’s in a name”, I think there is far too much in a name. I have my own biases and prejudices in contemplating why the name is what it is. Basing the content of this post entirely on my perception, I say, that more than … Continue reading What’s in a name?

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Yearning to be Street-wise

Contributed by: Kamzason Hangsing Dated: 25th August, 2013 “Broke”, was the word explained to me by my girlfriend. When she told me that she was broke, I thought she was hurt by her friends or maybe her parents, so she felt broken from inside… Anyway, here I am, who is broke too, and remain so for most … Continue reading Yearning to be Street-wise

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Me and My Hindi

Contributed by: Kamzason Hangsing Dated: 29th August, 2013 Hindi, what is it? It made me want to drop-out of school, because I could not understand anything of Hindi Grammar. It made me turn my back on Delhi University because I had to take Hindi as a compulsory subject. My journey with Hindi had been quite a scary … Continue reading Me and My Hindi

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The Gender Canyon

Contributed by: Chandni Mathur Dated: 21st August, 2013 Issues related to gender have been very close to my heart. During my teenage years, something about the issues related to gender used to draw me toward them. Luckily, I grew up in a family where no particular gender has an upper hand or is the dictator of the … Continue reading The Gender Canyon

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Flying Fascination

Contributed by: Chandni Mathur Dated: 17th August, 2013 I have always been fascinated with MIGs. I just love the way they fly…I want to fly too but that’s humanly not possible and this song keeps playing at the back of my mind (I believe I can fly..I believe I can touch the sky…..) As a little girl … Continue reading Flying Fascination

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Pigs, Dogs, Kids, Buffaloes and Me: Gutter Encounters

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 17th July, 2013 Pigs: I have always loved pigs. I never tried pork so I don’t know if I love them as my food but I love their nose. I think they are cute. For some reason, fat pigs, basking in the sun, lying on the thick slime of a semi dried … Continue reading Pigs, Dogs, Kids, Buffaloes and Me: Gutter Encounters

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KHEL @ Ehsaas

Contributed by: Anshika Vajpeyi (Ehsaas) Dated: 17th July, 2013   The clock strikes 4 in the evening, and there is a hustle at Ehsaas Shelters. Children run to put on their sports shoes and dress because the “Didis and Bhaiyas“ of KHEL are there! When the founder of KHEL approached Ehsaas and shared the concept, we were … Continue reading KHEL @ Ehsaas

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Football: In the Land of Nawabs

Contributed by: Kamzason Hangsing Dated: 10th July, 2013 Football and Lucknow? Did the Nawabs play Football? Just imagining, it would have been cool if they did… Anyway, I was not so hopeful about a football scene to be as interesting as it is in Kolkata or North-eastern states, Kerala and few more. When I first came to … Continue reading Football: In the Land of Nawabs

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A big wish came true in a big way

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 30th June, 2013 I think all of us have this little something in our minds that we have wanted to do for a very long time. For the past few years, I have been obsessed about talking to girls about their bodies and their natural processes. While some attribute it to some … Continue reading A big wish came true in a big way

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Street Encounters

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 10th June, 2013 The Biscuit Girl: So, right outside Pappoo Store in Gole Market, there was this little 7 year old sitting in one corner of a huge column, holding a 1 year old on her lap. I had seen her often. On my good mood days I have shared ice creams … Continue reading Street Encounters

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Principles at Stake

 Contributed by: Kamzason Hangsing Dated: 5th June, 2013 KHEL, fortunately happens to be my first job. I am happy that KHEL serves me so well, say it in terms of inspiring, motivating or even a means for coping with my emotions, etc.  My friends would usually say, “aap ka toh mast hai” or thanks to Facebook, that … Continue reading Principles at Stake

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Chocolate Temptations

 Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 25th May, 2013 KHEL sessions with children are the best part of my job. If the session is followed by a chocolaty treat (as it often is), my evening can’t get any better. On one such indulgent evening, I had an experience with a little boy who made me re-think about assumed … Continue reading Chocolate Temptations

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Khel Se Shuruat..

Contributed by: Chandni Mathur Dated: 20th May, 2013 When I joined KHEL as a full time team member ,I still remember my first day. The first day wasn’t the only “First”, didn’t know that It’ll be a long series of my “Firsts”. To begin with, KHEL.. gave me the opportunity to try my hand at … Continue reading Khel Se Shuruat..

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KHEL KHEL mein…

Contributed by: Kamzason Hangsing Dated: 10th April, 2013 Hailing from a state where bandhs and killings are becoming part of life, many a times it kept me thinking whether there could be an end to such a culture. Government has tried with AFSPA, which becomes another excuse for killing and extortion. Various ethnic groups have … Continue reading KHEL KHEL mein…

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The Punishment

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 25th March, 2013 When we started playing with a new set of smaller children it broke my heart to see a kid break into tears when I moved to ‘punish’ him.  All I would have done is tickle him till he can’t laugh anymore and promises to not disrupt the … Continue reading The Punishment

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When friends, family and strangers support KHEL

Contributed by: Shinjini Singh Dated: 15th March, 2013 Doing a crowd-funding campaign can be nerve racking. It’s never easy asking for money, even if it’s on Facebook or by e-mail. But when friends, family or complete strangers do acknowledge your effort, one’s spirit and frayed nerves are instantly renewed. I am not in Lucknow and won’t be … Continue reading When friends, family and strangers support KHEL

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Tata Time

Contributed by: Franziska Litwinski Dated: 25th February 2013    This sudden thought “boom” – getting at me out of nowhere, unexpectedly, making me swallow hard, and pressing my lips:  “Soon, all this will be over, this is the last time…” Watching the evening sun-lit landscape passing by on the way back, a happy-sad tear rolled down my … Continue reading Tata Time

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7+7 = 14

Contributed by: Akshai Abraham Dated: 10th February, 2013 7 months. 7 partners. 14 thoughts to share on the crazy ride of entrepreneurship – from the security of a full-time, well-paying job to the daily dose of questions in self-belief, self-esteem and whether I’m making good choices with my life From the frustration of having to change the name … Continue reading 7+7 = 14

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Unseen Children are ‘Familiar Strangers’

Contributed by: Franziska Litwinski Dated: 24th December 2012 Sometimes when my mind is free I have this little game I play. When I’m in public transport, wherever it might be, or a public space, or am walking along the street, I pick a person who is seemingly absorbed in his or her thoughts, and I wonder who … Continue reading Unseen Children are ‘Familiar Strangers’

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Unwanted Musings

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 14th December 2012 In the 3rd week of November, I had an opportunity to assist SUM1 +1ndia and Ecofemme, as a translator, for their project on safe hand washing and feminine hygiene, to Saraiya, U.P. Being a translator never sounded a lot of fun to me, but on taking this opportunity I … Continue reading Unwanted Musings

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Thoughts on ‘Socialization’ and the mirror named ‘Child’, how adults set dangerous examples

Contributed by: Kamzason Hangsing Dated: 21st November, 2012 Me being in Lucknow and working at KHEL helped me revisit a word, which I had been taking  for granted for all these years. Three years of Social Work curriculum and two years of Life Skills Education did not hit me as hard as the moments I … Continue reading Thoughts on ‘Socialization’ and the mirror named ‘Child’, how adults set dangerous examples

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Namaste India! Namaste Lucknow!

Contributed by: Franziska Litwinski Dated: 23rd October 2012   This, I would never have guessed, never imagined. So many people, scaring me beforehand: “Be careful! Return healthy! Take a mosquito net! Don’t wander the streets! You’ll be stared at! Watch out for what you eat! and so on. But I can assure you: I’m doing … Continue reading Namaste India! Namaste Lucknow!

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Angana’s first day at KHEL

Contributed by: Angana Prasad Dated: 18th October 2012 I love kids. Rich or poor, doesn’t matter. I just know that I love being with kids and playing with them and if this could be used to help them learn some values for life, nothing really seems like a better deal. KHEL happened to me all of a … Continue reading Angana’s first day at KHEL

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KHEL Concert – Jaswinder Singh Live

KHEL is organizing a concert at MB Club on the 13th of October! Jaswinder Singh is a young Ghazal singer with a mesmerising voice. The talented singer has been awarded ‘The Young Ghazal Maestro’ by Indian Music Academy. The title was presented by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia in the presence of the former President of India, Dr APJ … Continue reading KHEL Concert – Jaswinder Singh Live

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Global Peace Games – 2012

On 22nd September 2012, Project KHEL (Kids Holistic Education and Life Skills) organized the UN Global Peace Games in La Martiniere Girls College at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. 75 children from 7 organizations working with disadvantaged children and 5 mainstream schools participated in the event. Lucknow Childrens Home (Lal Bagh Orphanage for Girls) Mamta Foundation … Continue reading Global Peace Games – 2012

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Sports, Life, KHEL, and receiving a Teachers’ Day card…

Contributed by: Kamzason Hangsing Dated: 10th September,  2012 As a child I often heard my elders talking about popular musicians and sportspersons saying, how lucky they are and happy they must be to earn by doing what they like and enjoy. I did wonder and dream of becoming one of them, but life unraveled itself … Continue reading Sports, Life, KHEL, and receiving a Teachers’ Day card…

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