Baliraja Utsav Celebrations & Mann Boli Youth Expressions

We recently celebrated Baliraja Utsav - with intellectual, ideological festivities. NT-DNT, Adivasi, Bahujan youth from 5 locations in Thane District came together and actively participated and took a lead in this full-day celebration. As we know, Baliraja is revered as a great ancient king known for his egalitarianism, justice and the prosperity of farmers, labourers, … Continue reading Baliraja Utsav Celebrations & Mann Boli Youth Expressions

Mental Health workshop with Vaghya Murali NT community members in Nashik

Anubhuti has been building connections with NT-DNT ground leaders across Maharashtra since we started working with these communities in 2020. Since then, there have been requests to take our sessions to the towns and villages where many of their people live and work. Thus, last year we had travelled to Indapur and Jejuri in Pune … Continue reading Mental Health workshop with Vaghya Murali NT community members in Nashik

Residential Camp on “Street Play” with trans youth

12th October is a poisonous day in the history of NT-DNT and trans and hijrah communities, because it was on this day that they were criminalized by the colonial Criminal Tribes Act in 1871. We condemn this Act and it's consequences that can still be seen in form of continued stigmatization, labelling, attacking and false … Continue reading Residential Camp on “Street Play” with trans youth

“Relationships & Mental Health” workshop with Dalit Bahujan Young Women

As a feminist organization working for youth leadership, it is very important to keep creating spaces for young women, where their leadership, their expressions, their thought-process, their intellectual development shall grow without gendered hindrances. On 25th September we had a full-day workshop with over 40 NT-DNT, Bahujan young women from four villages, padas, tent settlements … Continue reading “Relationships & Mental Health” workshop with Dalit Bahujan Young Women

“Child Friendly Police” – Visits by adolescents to local Police Stations

Building connections and collaboration between youth, children and the police is something we have been doing for years, and find very important. This is because Adivasi, NT-DNT, rural, and Bahujan youth don't always have the best experiences in their interactions with the police. They are not very confident about, nor have the knowledge about accessing … Continue reading “Child Friendly Police” – Visits by adolescents to local Police Stations

#SuicidePreventionMonth – Mental Health workshop with youth living in Ashram Shalas

In the month of October, that is, Suicide Prevention Month, Anubhuti had several back to back workshops, trainings, meetings, sessions reaching diverse adolescents, youth, their parents, women and institutions. On 12th September, we reached over 80 adolescents and youth living in the Nakul Patil Ashram Shala (residential school), along with their teachers, in Badlapur for … Continue reading #SuicidePreventionMonth – Mental Health workshop with youth living in Ashram Shalas

Career Leadership training with children of Vaghya Murali (religious performers) parents

On 11th September, on occasion of Revolutionary Umaji Naik's Jayanti a few days ago (on 7th September) we were privileged to interact for a full day's training with over 60 students and their parents who are Vaghya, Murali, Gondhali, Jogti (NT-DNT religious performer communities) who came from different parts of Kalyan, Dombivali, Ulhasnagar, Vitthalwadi and … Continue reading Career Leadership training with children of Vaghya Murali (religious performers) parents

70th NT-DNT Vimukt Din Youth-Led District Level Conference

On occasion of the 70th Vimukt Din of NT-DNT communities, Anubhuti had organized a full day Thane District Level Conference on 28th August: "Youth Intersectional Lens for Social Justice of Vimukt communities". Actual Vimukt Din is celebrated by Nomadic & Denotified Tribes across India on 31st August, when in 1952, these communities were finally rid … Continue reading 70th NT-DNT Vimukt Din Youth-Led District Level Conference

Interview on Mental Health, Sexuality and Intersections

If a community is suffering such severe challenges that are impacting them mentally over generations, over hundreds of years; if the ways of mentally exploiting them are so easy and accessible to all, this means that it is not they who are experiencing mental imbalance but society that is attacking their mental justice and stability. … Continue reading Interview on Mental Health, Sexuality and Intersections