Indu Singh

in love with u all ... By the way indu means moon. Is moon anything without sun? So my name is an acronym for me, standing for: i need u. indu prakash singh, is the National Convenor of NFHR and Executive Committee Member of SAM:BKS. He worked as Head, CityMakers Programme, SHELTER (Sustaining Housing, Health, Education, Livelihoods Through Empowerment & Rights) and HOME (Having One and Many Empowered) Interventions, with Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) in New Delhi, from 1st December 2009 to 30th November 2013. His passionate involvement of working with the CityMakers (Homeless Residents) as a CityMakers Rights Defender, continues. Earlier to this, indu was Programme Director (PACS) in Christian Aid, working as Director, PACS (Poorest Areas Civil Society a programme of DFID, UK Government) till 30th November, 2009. Before joining Christian Aid, from 15th May 2009, indu served as the Head, Capacity Building in PRAXIS - Institute for Participatory Practices. He remains a PRAXIAN for life. Till, October 2008 he was the National Theme Leader, Shelters & Housing (Urban Poor/ Informal Sector) with ActionAid International India (AAI-I). Since the inception of Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan (AAA), a programme of AAI-I in 2000 working to ensure the shelter rights of the homeless in Delhi -- he has been its Director. And, was there till, May 2003. From June 2003, he moved into AAI-I, to replicate the Delhi experience in other cities. On 15th Feb., 2010 indu was bestowed with the CNN-IBN Citizen Journalist Award by the Indian Cinema Icon, Amitabh Bachchan. He was chosen as Person of the Year, 2003 by the First City magazine of Delhi. On 4th March 2010, The Statesman did a feature on indu, "Altruistic Street Fighter". On 20th Jan 2008, indu was featured by The Indian Express on its Real Page 3, in The Sunday Newsline. In November 2008 & 2009 he was featured as the Citizen Journalist of IBN 7. indu became part of the Women’s movement from 1982 onwards, after his friend's (Raman Jhanji) sister, Madhu Jhanji (after marriage her name was: Karuna Khoslai) was burnt to death in 1980. He is an author of four books on Women’s issue: Women’s Oppression, Men Responsible; Women, Law and Social Change in India (London & New Delhi); Indian Women: The Captured Beings; Indian Women: The Power Trapped. His books have been and continue to be, profusely cited by numerous publications, monographs and articles. He is the co-author (along with Prof. Ali Baquer & Dr. Amla Rama Rao) of Delhi: A Tale of Two Cities and four other publications. He has written numerous articles in journals, magazines, newspapers etc. He also has edited over 50 publications (including training manuals) and been Editor of Health for the Millions magazine (1994-96), Co-traveller, Yaadein indu has done MA in Philosophy (Delhi University), MA in Sociology (Jamia Millia Islamia) and M.Phil. in Sociology (Jawaharlal Nehru University). He won the gold medal in Jamia and topped in JNU as well. He qualified the UGC JRF/ Lecturership Eligibility Test. In 1989, he won the Commendation of International Sociological Association (President: Margaret Archer) in the Worldwide Competition for Young Sociologists for an academic paper entitled, Beyond the Feminist Theories : Towards a Paradigm for Understanding / Ameliorating Women’s Situation. His thesis examiner, Late Prof Neera Desai commented on meeting him during the World Congress of Sociology in 1986 in New Delhi, ‘I found a woman in you, who was visible throughout your thesis. Your concern for Indian women, is seen in every word. Delighted to have met you.’