It was really good for me to be a part of one of PARI's sessions for school kids like me. We had a wonderful one and half hour talk on PARI and also learnt how we can be a part of it. Hopefully, PARI will be in our classrooms and stories from our surrounding will be in PARI soon.
Some of the things that we don't know about, PARI brings them in front of us.
With constitutional values of equality, freedom, fraternity and justice at its core, PARI believes in challenging the common norms of our society. Correlating [ideas of freedom] in our regional context, becoming aware of the many Birsa Mundas of our region who contributed to our freedom, is a chance to contextualise our learnings. Working with PARI Education in reorienting our thinking about our own surroundings, is like a dream for us students.
She was inspired to create this puppet theatre after reading Shraddha Agarwal’s story, Learning lessons from an un-amputated spirit published in PARI on December 3, 2020. This short film using paper theatre and puppets is her final Masters submission. She says: “I was really touched by the story and decided that I want to spread it further. In fictionalising it, I tried my best not to lose the essence and spirit of an unbreakable woman."
The standard and quality of work that the Economics students have produced with your team… project work [has] become more meaningful and related to real issues.
As an aspiring reporter, working with PARI Education has helped me understand how to look for stories, and I see so many around me that we ignore.
I wondered how the women could lift 10 heavy bundles of grass on their heads. I thought they were very strong and determined women. I was surprised at how little they earn.
PARI has covered the farmers' movement from day one and it inspired me to do a story based in West Bengal. Researching details and learning about the movement was an enriching experience.
I wanted to cover the protests especially from the view of women who are underrepresented in the media despite being a major force in agriculture and in the movement. During my internship with PARI Education, I learnt the details that go into writing about marginalised people and how to combine facts with lucid storytelling. I learnt lessons beyond editing and reporting.
Many studies have been conducted on coal mine workers but this ancillary occupation of women has not been given the attention it deserves. PARI Education gave me the opportunity to write about their struggles, and guided me on how to bring detail and depth to the profiles.