The honey gatherer of the Nalamalla hills

Honey drips down K Siva’s gloved forearms as he squeezes the combs over a thin white cloth, with a satisfying squelch. A resident of Thirumalagiri Chenchu


4,500 hours behind one jute bag

Every product in your house is a culmination of hours of labour. Today, we explore the lifecycle of the jute bag stitched at Total Health’s skill centres

Community infrastructure

How Irfan came to be Aragonda’s poojari

The 22-year-old Irfan celebrates Vinayaka Chaturthi and Ramzan with equal gusto, and talks about how, through yoga, he realised his childhood dream of becoming a teacher

Community infrastructure

Finding family over shared meals in Thavanampalle

Lunch, a game of Daayam, and two hours of companionship… the Geriatric Nutrition Centres in Thavanampalle are where abandoned senior citizens have fostered a second family

Community infrastructure

What would bring you to Aragonda?

The shared meals, badminton games, visits to the hills, or all of these? The Total Health team shows how it is the love for their village that keeps them going


The eyes and the ears of the forest

He was attacked by a rhino, but game watcher at Manas National Park, Arul Rabha, says he’s proud of protecting the animals he shares his forest with