India surprises you, and it holds true when you accidentally discover an unexplored historical site. And when you learn about its rich history, you just wonder how such a glorious history is so easily ignored. One of such places is the ruins of Nalanda University in Bihar, India Recently, while in rural Bihar, villagers asked us if we have visited the ruins. Wondering what everyone … Continue reading Forgotten treasure of knowledge – Nalanda University in Bihar, India
As I travel through rural villages in Bihar, the state with highest poverty rates in India, my moral compass tells me – it’s time for a “reality check”. I work in the International Development sector. I talk about poverty eradication and social development all the time as if I was born to enlighten everyone and erase pain from this world. Sometimes, my trivial “self” blows hot air … Continue reading Rural Women – Poor Women – How little we know about Empowerment!