Author: Shailja Katyal Verma

Access to education – their springboard to a better life


They defied the odds and indigent circumstances to redefine their future. Nurtured by Purkal Youth Development Society (PYDS) and UPES, they are progressing in their academic journey and rapidly transitioning into skilled professionals, ready to take...

Lagaan Redux: How underdogs turned vanquishers at UPES


The recently-concluded Challengers Cup cricket tournament at UPES, was a study in survival strategies and inclusivity. The players from the winning team defied several odds and rose above their limitations; the organisation rallied behind...

How education can dispel gender stereotypes

Girl Education 2

Parents and educators are key facilitators who can help dispel stereotypes that discourage girls from pursuing higher education. And one of the best ways to do that is to create enabling ecosystems for them,...