articles by Parul Abrol

India

Six months in Meghalaya's Smit village: Time, modernity may prove most insidious incursions yet

Smit, in Meghalaya, fluctuates between its old and new values and systems, navigating the pull of modernity and tradition. Follow Parul Abrol as she follows Smit's stories — a different world, within our own | Part 6 of 6

India

In Meghalaya's Smit village, community kickboxing classes offer a chance to beat gender stereotypes

Smit, in Meghalaya, fluctuates between its old and new values and systems, navigating the pull of modernity and tradition. Follow Parul Abrol as she follows Smit's stories — a different world, within our own | Part 5 of 6

India

A matriarch of Smit's founding family looks back on how things have changed in the Meghalaya village

Smit, in Meghalaya, fluctuates between its old and new values and systems, navigating the pull of modernity and tradition. Follow Parul Abrol as she follows Smit's stories — a different world, within our own | Part 4 of 6

India

Seng Khasi lore of severed link between heaven and earth plays out in locals' lives in Smit, Meghalaya

Smit, in Meghalaya, fluctuates between its old and new values and systems, navigating the pull of modernity and tradition. Follow Parul Abrol as she follows Smit's stories — a different world, within our own | Part 3 of 6

India

Change comes to Meghalaya's Smit village, but local traditions endure and governance is conditional 

Smit, in Meghalaya, fluctuates between its old and new values and systems, navigating the pull of modernity and tradition. Follow Parul Abrol as she follows Smit's stories — a different world, within our own | Part 2 of 6

India

In Meghalaya's Smit village, examining the insiders versus outsiders debate at close quarters

Smit, in Meghalaya, fluctuates between its old and new values and systems, navigating the pull of modernity and tradition. Follow Parul Abrol as she follows Smit's stories — a different world, within our own | Part 1 of 6