Sauhard and Youth Citizenship

Sauhard believes in sensitizing and enabling the youth to voice their opinions, ideas, concerns and views over social and political issues through creative media. As such, they were a natural partner for this year’s theme of Youth Citizenship. With mediums like theatre, comics, movies and documentaries, exposure trips, and workshops, Leadership Collective learners have been […]

Building Islands of Inclusiveness

Mental Health and Kindness Pebbles

If I could describe today’s session with just one word it would be EMOTIONAL! But I have to reach a certain word count in order for this to be a proper blog so I suppose I should elaborate a little. Today’s session was about mental health and its first half was concentrating on how people […]

ADVENTURES IN AHMEDABAD: BORN A CRIMINAL

ATISH: HELLO POLICE COULD I PLEASE GET A POLICE VAN TO COME DOWN AND ASSIST!!! 112 DISPATCHER : WELL SIR COULD YOU PLEASE REMAIN CALM AND TELL ME WHAT IS HAPPENING. ATISH: I AM IN THE CHARRANAGER COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE JUST BEEN ATTACKED BY OVER 500 POLICEMEN AND , MANY PEOPLE ARE HURT AND […]

CHHARA COMMUNITY!

We have a common name that is HUMAN but human is divided into many classes, castes, countries. Due to dividing this we get our own identity. This identity is the most prestige thing whose shows our manner and history. Today we went in Chhara community. Chhara is the caste of 200 people . During British […]

Mental Health at St. Xavier’s

We had a special day at the Mental Health Center at “St. Xavier” University. Yesha Kotadia – a consulting psychologist, offered her time to explain the meaning behind the terms mental health and mental illness to us. Mental health is mandatory for living a happy life, protecting and taking responsibility for other people’s lives in […]

Mental Health Session

Today we went to St. Xavier’s College. Today’s topic was mental health. Mental health thought by Yasha Kotodia. Whatever I expect I got it. Like I expect, what is mental health and illness? This all things I learned. I want to learn, how do we now that people are in mental illness? Which type of […]

Mental Health Myths

Today, my group and I attended Ms. Yesha’s session about how mental health is perceived in India. By participating in various activities which included myth ranking, acting, and analyzing a specific scenario of someone seeking help in India, it came to my surprise that many citizens of this country do not take mental health seriously. […]

Criminals From Birth

Today we traveled to chharana (forgive my spelling) —  A place located in East Ahmedabad that housed a group of people who were a denotarized tribe or in other words a criminal tribe. As soon as we arrived I felt this overwhelming sadness in my heart. The place was very different then the other places […]

HIDDEN TRUTHS OF SOCIETY

Today is a Eye opener for me because I get to knew the hidden truth in Society about Chhara community. Chhara community is tagged as criminals by birth because they do liquor sneaking. And they are denotified tribes in India. Liquor sneaking is not their actual profession. They are forced to sneak liquor at the […]