Vaishalli Chandra

Vaishalli Chandra
The Nirmal Bharat Yatra - Segregation - the culprit - Menstrual hygiene training of teachers at Gorakhpur
Building integrated classrooms looks like a distant dream, when teachers themselves follow an unwritten code of segregation
Posted on 11 Nov, 2012 11:56 PM

Boys sit here, girls sit there. A rule I grew up to as well, it seemed the easiest thing to do, back in school. Girls talk more and boys are irritating, who wants to sit with them anyway. We did talk to them. We had crushes on them and vice-versa.

The Nirmal Bharat Yatra - Away from home - Bonding over food
Fun cooking with friends at the Nirmal Bharat Yatra
Posted on 26 Oct, 2012 06:37 PM

If food was a religion, I'd happily be a border-line theist. Waking up past 9, I was certain, I had missed the breakfast. But, it wasn’t so much a concern as I looked at my backpack and smiled, inside there was a newly acquired box containing honey-coated cornflakes.

The Nirmal Bharat Yatra in Madhya Pradesh -Two schools, two toilets, one behaviour
In this article, the author talks about the grim realities of school toilets in rural areas
Posted on 19 Oct, 2012 06:49 PM

As the sanitation and hygiene campaign (Nirmal Bharat Yatra) moved from Maharastra to Madhya Pradesh, our halt on the outskirts of Indore brought us face-to-face with grim realities. Two schools that I visited had structures that in some government file were passed off as toilets.

The Nirmal Bharat Yatra - Wardha - The week that was
The week at Wardha, Nagpur
Posted on 12 Oct, 2012 08:33 PM

September 30th - The skies poured out the day we were to leave for Nagpur. The morning shower felt like a blessing. Thankful, but sceptical of the weather, our biggest concern was whether the rains would follow us. In Nagpur, the moment we stepped out the heat hit us. Clear skies welcomed us and for that we were grateful.