Call for Applications: Workshop on Journalist Writing [Nov 17-23] by Sambhaavnaa Institute, Himachal Pradesh:

Sambhaavnaa Institute is organizing a workshop on Journalist Writing from November 17 to 23, 2023, and is seeking registrations for the same.

About the Institute

Sambhaavnaa Institute of Public Policy and Politics nestled in a small village called Kandwari, in the lap of the mighty Dhauladhar mountain ranges in Himachal Pradesh, is an alternative learning and living space for those concerned with social and political change. 

Founded under the aegis of the Kumud Bhushan Education Society in 2004 Sambhaavnaa’s main mission has been to nurture value-based leadership by encouraging individuals, especially the youth; to discuss and develop a critical perspective on the ideals and ideas that define a just society.

About the Workshop

This workshop will guide you in finding your voice as a writer, equipping you with a skill in storytelling that’s effective and humane. Through a series of exhaustive discussions, writing assignments, activities, interaction with experienced people in the social sector, and field visits this seven-day skill-based course will help you build an expression. It will help you share the stories you care for be it personal, political, or social. This workshop will include sessions on coherent writing, interviewing, photography, data mining, fact-checking, the use of satellite maps, infographics, and short audio-visual content in storytelling.

The sessions will be interspersed with creative exercises in nurturing imagination, empathy, and self-appraisal. The residential structure of the workshop will mean that the participants can access the facilitators for feedback and guidance freely after the class hours for the duration of the workshop.

At the end of the workshop, the participants will be ready to conceive story ideas, identify research avenues for them, analyze topics, conduct interviews, connect with people and surroundings, and produce and publish in-depth written and visual content. They will also be guided on how to pitch the stories to publishers and work with editors during the post-writing process. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • This workshop is ideal for aspiring writers and also for those who want to upgrade their skills in storytelling and multimedia use. Besides journalism, the learnings can be used in analyzing social issues in your field of work, building advocacy campaigns, in-house group or interpersonal communications, and other mass communication material.
  • Language: English and Hindi. Participants are welcome from any language background as we would like to encourage writing in local languages. However, resource persons can read and understand English, Hindi and Punjabi.


Ravleen Kaur (She/Her)

Ravleen Kaur is an independent journalist working on environmental and rural issues. She started working with the Delhi edition of The Indian Express in 2005 and then joined Down to Earth magazine, India’s most trusted environmental magazine. Ravleen also reported for the news service division of All India Radio and worked as a consulting editor with India Water Portal. She has reported from 15 states and has delved into a variety of subjects ranging from health, agriculture, and environmental issues to writing on food and travel.

Manu Moudgil (He/They) 

Manu is an independent journalist with a focus on the environment, social justice, and governance. He has traveled extensively and reported from 10 of the 15 major agro-climatic zones in India while also undertaking research work and workshops on environmental issues, the right to information, and multimedia tools. In the past, he has worked with the Hindustan Times, Press Trust of India, and the India Today group. 

General Details

  • Date: November 17- 23, 2023
  • Place: Sambhaavnaa Institute, VPO – Kandbari, Tehsil – Palampur, District – Kangra, PIN 176061, Himachal Pradesh

How to register?

Interested candidates can register through the link given below.

Contact Details

  • WhatsApp or call: 889 422 7954 (between 10 am to 5 pm),
  • E-mail:

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