Monthly Archives: June 2019

Son of a humble gardener

Amritesh is the only child of Ram and Devi, who originally come from Rai-Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. They settled in Asha’s Kusumpur Pahari slum colony many years ago and have worked hard all their lives to make ends meet. Amritesh has been associated with Asha all his life, even before he was born, as his…
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Fighting patriarchy: Story of a proud father

A collection of glittering trophies outshine the overused utensils and torn bedsheet in Lal Bahadur’s shanty. A resident of Asha’s V. P. Singh camp, Lal Bahadur proudly shows the medals to people who visit him, telling them that his eldest daughter Sandhya has received these. A native of Arrah district of Bhojpur, Bihar, Lal Bahadur…
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Chandan on his new journey

Little would one realize that the quiet and soft-spoken Chandan was the Asha topper with a whopping score of 89% (A grade) in class 12. Hailing from Jeevan Nagar slum colony, 19-year-old Chandan is the son of a daily wage labourer and the eldest amongst three siblings. Chandan’s tryst with Asha began about fourteen years…
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Workshop on menstrual hygiene at Asha by Macquarie Global Limited

It is not inappropriate to talk about menstruation! It is not wrong to express your menstrual cramps! To clear the doubts and fight the menstrual taboos in our society, the team from Macquarie Global Limited’s Gurugram office along with the Asha Team conducted a workshop on the menstrual hygiene in Kalkaji slum community on June…
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