Kandala Singh


A qualitative researcher and writer, Kandala can usually be found in random corners of India, badgering gently coaxing people to share their stories with her.

Her passion for social issues and stories has led her to work with various organizations, including International Center for Research on Women, Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan, National Foundation for India, Dhriiti and Pradan. She has documented oral histories in a village in Kutch, worked in a participatory study on community based organizations across the country, conducted qualitative research interviews on child marriage in Haryana and on young people’s aspirations in Allahabad.

Kandala has a MA in Human Rights Practice, and a Bachelors degree in History. When in Delhi, she can usually be found reading or playing with words at her desk-that-overlooks-the-park. When the words grow too big for their boots, she runs to the kitchen to bake them into her fruit cakes. Obsessed with bright colours and gender, she weaves these into the short fiction pieces she writes. She dreams of completing her first short story soon, and scaling up her business of selling home baked cakes.

She can be reached at kandalasingh@gmail.com.

Stories By Kandala Singh-

* Rise of the Student

* A rose in bloom at the Delhi-Gurgaon border

* How a Chakma School in Diyun is Changing Lives

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