Democracy is meant to be a form of government by the people, for the people and of the people. However, in reality there are several layers of challenges that stand in the way of attaining what we aspire to achieve.
At a quick glance, this might seem to be an issue of power and hierarchy. But, there is much more to it than that. In a democracy like India, many people do not get the opportunity to express and experience their rights. There are many factors contributing to this, while a lack of access, knowledge and guidance play an important…
When democracy is meant to be government by the people, for the people and to the people in reality there are several levels of challenges in attaining what we aspire. However, this on a quick glance might seem to be an issue of power and hierarchy. But, it is more than that not many people get the opportunity to express and experience their right in a democracy like India. Factors contributing to this are plenty and lack of access, knowledge and guidance plays an important role. …
Merry Christmas – thanks for helping me go through 2020.
Merry Christmas Everyone.
This year has been a unique and a hard one for all of us due to pandemic.
But, my time this year in Reap Benefit has been remarkable one. Thanks to everyone.
Seeking help: Whatsapp chatbot & Webhook – invitation to contribute in the mission of building civic muscle in India
TLDR: First couple of paras are for context about the work. If you are interested in the help please jump to Help with chatbot webhook & Ask section.
India is one of the young countries in the world with maximum number of young people. With more young people there are lot of opportunities to grow as a nation. One of it is becoming more “Citizen driven democracy through active citizen participation”. …
With Neighbourhood Dashboard let’s Dash the Corona – self report and refer needy
Please take care of yourself and it’s time to act for yourself…
In the present times of high uncertainty with lot of messages flooding across the social media and TV channels. This is the time we don’t know what will happen next. Only choice right now is to wait without making too much assumptions about the days to come. But, it is difficult to do that, when in one single day 50 new +ve cases reported in the state.
The spokesperson from Tamilnadu requested people to self…
#SocialDistancing – is that a reality without harm?
The entire world and India fighting against an invisible monster in the name of COVID-19 alias Corona. Earlier, Corona means to me call for celebration in form of a famous beer. Not the case any more.
Both the government at the central and state take efforts to control the outbreak of the virus. But, the number of positive cases increasing every day and it seem to match the growth graph of Italy and China – the two countries affected a lot in all ways possible.
There is no clear method of cure…
This is first of the several posts I am going to write from my experience in attending bootcamp on good governance.
In the last week of Feb, I had the opportunity to participate in a two-days tech boot camp on good governance. It is an online bootcamp conducted by Kathmandu Living Labs in association with US consulate.
The online bootcamp is happening separately in 5 different countries and in India about 70 people were selected to participate.
Here is how I will caste VOTE & ELECT my Local governance
A perfect example of Sterotype: Local body elections 2019.
Elections for the positions of Panchayat leader, Ward Member and Councilor’s of non-corporation managed places of Tamilnadu will be held in two phases on Dec 27 and 30. This does not include cities with Corporation like Chennai, Tiruppur, etc.,
This election is long awaited from 2016 due to one reason or the other it kept delayed. So, after turning 18, I actually had the opportunity to vote once but I decided to skip – I was strongly influenced by…
Public problems – Ignore or Act – Make the right choice.
Little drops of water makes the mighty ocean.
Few weeks back I went to my native. I have noticed something I always ignored so far in my 25+ years of stay in my village. Found out that a valve attached to the village water tank is continuously leaking water. I am sure it was like that atleast for the last 5 years.
Thanks to my present role in Reap Benefit It had taught me very well the need of taking action for problems in my locality.
If you don’t…
What type of mentor are you? – Inspires or Instructs
Disclaimer: This post is more of my self reflection.
After my college graduation way back in 2012 I spent very little time in a field that doesn’t involve much of community and collaboration – yes, I was in typical IT for little more than 1.5 years. After that, it’s been a journey with people, communities and the work I do always influenced by the choices that majority of the community make.
There is a famous quote: In learning you will teach and in teaching you will learn.
I have spent…
Democratising Public Problem Solving @ReapBenefit | Program Manager | Digital Empowerment Activist | Ex- Mozilla Reps Council | Ex- Coderdojo Champion