Shiyal Bet

Standing at the Pipavav Port in Gujarat, one can see an island far away. This island is Shiyal Bet situated in Jafarabad taluka, Amreli, Gujarat. The residents of Shiyal Bet say the opportunity of fishing brought them to the island. Fishing has been the only source of livelihood for the Koli community. The port townsContinue reading “Shiyal Bet”

A Makeshift Library

“The quaint little houses in Nainital’s Seem village, appear to be an uncanny depiction of ‘Little boxes on the hillside,’ the iconic Pete Seeger song. Home to barely 362 residents, literacy is quite a recent concept in this serene mountain hamlet. Schools exist, as per government policy mandates, but as is the case in mostContinue reading “A Makeshift Library”

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