It’s been another great year for Video Volunteers on our quest to make sustainable local media a reality. We are proud to present Video Volunteers’ achievements for the year Apr’13 – Mar’14. Get a glimpse of our journey by reading our annual report.
by Ranjeet KumarA fire broke out in a sleepy hamlet of Dumari, Bihar in the middle of an April afternoon when a live electrical wire snapped, burning 250 makeshift houses down to the ground, leaving its poor residents homeless. “I’ve lost everything in the fire; there is no place to live and nothing to eat,” Sumitra Devi, a victim [...]
by Surendra SharmaFor thousands of people, mostly men, in rural Bihar, toddy is regarded as the poor man’s beer. Toddy, locally called Tadi, is considered as a natural juice,made from the sap of palm tree. It has been a favourite of villagers who throng toddy-makers in the evening to drink the mildly alcoholic drink at Rs. 10 [...]
by Surendra SharmaRam Subhagram’s polio-stricken father withers in pain as he lies in the sub-health centre in Pranpur, Bihar hoping that a doctor comes to visit him soon and relieves him of the pain. But Ram knows that the wait is indefinite. While Health Ministry guidelines state that a sub-health centre is to be operational 24×7, this [...]
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