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22 Feb
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An Intern’s World View

Clad in jeans, sneakers, snug in a jacket to ward off the winter chill, pretty Priya Bisht, 22, mingles effortlessly with women of Purkul Stree Shakti. They are a motley crowd in colourful salwar kameez, bantering and working as they needlework the patchwork quilts, cushions and other products. In her final year as the student […]

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13 Feb
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Carving Out a Niche

‘My father always says that if you want to be happy in your life, make your surroundings happy.’ It was this very desire to do something meaningful that led Shikha to answer a call for the Purkul Youth Development Society. Swamy met the young bubbling interior designer and said that she was better suited to […]

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30 Jan
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Mentor teacher guide.

In 2007 Balwinder’s safe world collapsed as her husband suddenly passed away. Left with two small children the shy, reticent housewife decided she had to find work to survive and raise her family. That was when she reached the dusty village school and met up with Swami at Purkul Youth Development Society (PYDS) looking for […]

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Where Quality Control is a way of life.

Radha Paswan is petite and has an infectious smile that lights up her dark eyes. It’s these very eyes that are eagle like when she goes through each and every item that is produced in Stree Shakti as their Quality Controller. She is meticulous and thorough. “Our work carries our name and if we are […]

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17 Jan
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Fifteen Years of Stree Shakti

What started as a one housewife teaching another how to make a quilt was to metamorphose into a social enterprise of 170 women who come under one of Purkal Stree Shakti. It's been fifteen long years for Chinni Swami and her women as the hallmark quilts have grown to include exquisite corporate gifts, ready to [...]
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