The Pali Discourse- Rediscovering the Ruralscape has been designed to understand the world one lives in better – through a deeper understanding of oneself & the society around. We believe that it is important to step out of one’s comfort zones & experience life & learning differently, to begin one’s journey as a change maker in the society.  

This is an objective based and research specific project where solutions to specific problems faced by the indigenous communities of Pali will be addressed. 

The desired outcome of this program is to be able to better understand the technicality of the research methodology and to bring them to application while minutely observing and addressing the grievances of the local populace.

March 20th– March 22nd, 2020

The Pali Discourse is unique opportunity for students, working professionals and research scholars to have a first off understanding of the local milieu of rural India. By exploring the district of Pali in Rajasthan as a sample, participants will understand the present socio-economic, cultural, legal, geographical and political situation of the region in particular and the country at large. In addition, it is a wonderful opportunity for the youth to have a rural immersion while making connections with participants from across the country.

The program themed, THE PALI DISCOURSE- REDISCOVERING THE RURALSCAPE : aims to ground the youth in local realities, whilst giving the program a global orientation through a well-structured encapsulation of in-class training, teaching and lectures from experts in their respective fields along with practical exposure in various field locations. At the same time, participants will also be encouraged to create knowledge products and tangible assets for a chosen village during the course of the winter school.

Research Themes

Theme 1: Unearthing Pali

Pali, a city in Rajasthan state of western India is located on the bank of the river Bandi. This industrial city is around 70 km away from east of Jodhpur. Pali can claim a long history that can even be traced in the Mahabharata. Yes, we can trace back the history of Pali to the age of the Mahabharata. It is written in this holy text that Pandavas had made this area their resting place during their exile.

Learning Outcome:  To understand the historical significance of the mythological city of Pali.

Theme 2: Decoding Social Stratification

The Indian caste system describes the system of social stratification and social restrictions in the Indian subcontinent in which social classes are defined by thousands of endogamous hereditary groups, often termed jātis or castes. This system is relatively much more evident and starker in the rural milieu.

Learning Outcome: To analyze the social stratification system in Pali and study the implications of the same.

Theme 3: Social Entrepreneurship and Role of Women

Social entrepreneurship is, at its most basic level, doing business for a social cause. As much as it is about understanding the societal structure and how it functions to put certain people at a disadvantage, it also emphasis on the pertinence to find solutions, pitches or ways to uplift and address the grievances of the target communities by implementing niche corporate and business strategies.

Learning Outcome: To address the issues of the potter communities in Pali and help them by providing a business pitch for the same.
To analyze the relationship between the expected responsibilities and the social status of a woman in the society.

Theme 4: Impact Challenge

The Impact Challenge Competition serves as the epitome of Cultural Bridge’s academic programming – a culmination of all the lessons and skills gained from the project. This pushes teams of participants to collaboratively create proposals that will inspire and impress.

On Impact Challenge Day (March 22), teams will receive the full challenge briefing and will have the opportunity to craft their presentations under the mentorship of experts.


  • Selection based of Complete application and CV.
  • Interview via telephone/skype.


19th March – Expected Arrival

DAY 1 : 20th March

8AM – 10AMBreakfast
10AM – 12PMGeneral Introduction and Ice breaking session
12PM – 1PMLECTURE –Unearthing Pali’s Culture and
Decoding Social Stratification
1PM – 2PMLECTURE – Research Methodology


1. Dialogue with the Sarpanch and visit to the Dalit Community’s Village.
2. Interaction with students of the village school.


DAY 2 : 21st March

8AM – 10AMBreakfast
10AM- 12PMLECTURE – Social Entrepreneurship and Role of Women


FIELD TRIP : Potter’s Village



8AM – 10AM Breakfast
10AM – 12PMWorkshop on Policy Formation and Design Thinking
12PM – 1:30PMIC: Work Session 1


2:30PM – 5PMIC : Work Session 2
5PM onwardsPresentations


Participation Fees – Rs.7999/- only (INR)

Registration Closed.

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For any Queries  :
Ms. Nupur Marwah : +91 9711993186
Ms. Shruti Garg : +91 8860847194