nayi dishayein summer school

The Nayi Dishayein Summer School on Rethinking ‘Development’ is organized by Sambhaavnaa Institute, Himachal Pradesh from Sep 1-12, 2021.


Inequality and injustice are deeply entrenched within the socio-cultural and economic fabric of our nation at present, and the economic gaps, in particular, are widening at an alarming rate. The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the brokenness of the enigma which is: Development.

The narratives of ‘modern development’ seem to have picked up velocity below the pandemic, exemplified by the Central Vista Project, the so-called modernization of Lakshadweep, and lack of policy-level discussions stimulated by the financial, unemployment, and agricultural crises.

These ‘macro’ stage occasions live on alongside a number of the different issues as components of our on a regular basis lives have been compromised as a result of inequalities in entry to dignified healthcare amenities and high quality schooling. In the push for digitalization, our needs to hunt technological options for many of our structural issues have gotten monsters of our personal aspirations.

The Indian state has additionally used the pandemic as an instrument of management, as they’ve cracked down voices of dissent, human rights, environmental, and social activists. As the pandemic-induced ambiance of worry and uncertainty has embedded into the every day lives of individuals, the basic rights of life, freedom of speech, faith, and dissent assured to all residents by the Indian Constitution have been infringed upon, with impunity.

Due to public well being responses like lockdowns, curfews, and social distancing, we now have additionally been left with few choices to stability totally different aspects of our emotional, bodily, and psychological lives.

So, the pandemic has influenced the narratives of improvement in India in multifaceted methods; and has posed more challenges for us, as residents, both at the stage of individual and social.

But it may not be an understatement to write that the present circumstances of our society, wrought with battle, discrimination, and exploitation, is a grim reminder that these thought processes have to be explored with a way of urgency.

About the Workshop

Sambhaavnaa Institute has for the final eight years been organising a participatory, reflective and perspective-building program on ‘Rethinking Development’ known as Nayi Dishayein.

This program goals to interweave principle and apply, specializing in constructing a various and dynamic understanding of some of the pertinent points going through our society at present. Ideas are never context-less, so, this September, we will avail this chance to grasp the socio-cultural and political contexts which have led to the present climate in our nation, with a concentrate on improvement and pandemic.

In this program, we work with young individuals to:

  • Deconstruct, and critically study, the notion of improvement – to grasp it as a discipline of concepts.
  • Examine the root causes of rising inequity in distribution of wealth and sources and alternatives, and its impacts on nature and people, in a society fractured alongside the traces of gender, caste, race, class, ethnicity, faith, sexuality, knowledge, and language.
  • To re-examine and problem our beliefs, views, convictions, and privileges resulting from the enduring energy constructions that stem from the social markers of caste, gender, faith, and sophistication; and how they’re linked with the notion(s) of improvement.
  • Examine how the State and its establishments of policy-making and governance affect these power structures and vice versa.
  • Assess potentialities of transformation through people’s actions, by means of an publicity to, and dialogue on, a range of initiatives/actions towards a more simple society.
  • The workshop will use an interactive and didactic method to studying and may have a collaborative curriculum – themes, ideas, and case research. Through the mediums of interactive discussions and conversations, discipline journeys, theatre, movie/documentary screenings, lectures, songs of resistance, and sharing of lived experiences by activists and students, we will interact with the abovementioned themes.

Who is the program for?

If you’re within the age group of 21-28 years and looking for an engagement with the above deliberations, or you’re simply determining how to frame the questions you’ll need to ask your self, or attempting to grasp the interconnections between totally different points that you just see around yourself, particularly within the wake of the pandemic, then please be a part of us for an intensive collective churning on them – to open up ‘nayi dishayein’ in each you’re pondering and … hopefully, dwelling.

  • Language: Primarily English, and a few Hindi.
  • Contribution for the Program: They hope that contributors would contribute an quantity of Rs. 8500/ – in direction of workshop bills, inclusive of all on-site workshop prices: boarding, lodging, and all of the supplies used within the workshop. Need-based partial waivers can be found; we now have a really restricted variety of partial waivers, so, please apply for a waiver provided that you really want it. Please do do not forget that there could also be others who want it more than you.
  • Dates and Venue: 1st to twelfth September, 2021, Sambhaavnaa Institute, VPO – Kandbari, Tehsil – Palampur, District – Kangra, PIN 176061, Himachal Pradesh
  • Limited Seats: Due to coronavirus pandemic we now have lowered the dimensions of the batch to solely 15 contributors. All authorities issued pointers might be adhered to throughout this system.

How to Register?

Interested candidates can register for the summer school using this link.


For more information please Whatsapp or call Shashank: +91-8894227954, or email: [email protected]

Click here to view the official notification for the Nayi Dishayein Summer School on Rethinking ‘Development’ at Sambhaavnaa Institute.

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