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200 Villagers hold Authorities Accountable for Lack of Work Under MGNREGA

 
/ June 16, 2017

In a small drought affected village in Uttar Pradesh, the community came together to solve systemic bureaucratic apathy and wrested the employment guaranteed under MGNREGA.

Fasting for Spouse’s Long Life? It’s a Woman’s Duty!

 
/ June 14, 2017

The Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti sees women fast and pray for their husbands’ well-being. Why is there no similar ritual for men?

What’s in a Name – Identity, Respect and Patriarchy

 
/ June 12, 2017

The patriarchal politics of names and women's identity. Join the discussion on Twitter @videovolunteers on June 13, 1-2 PM.

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In an Electrified Village Eleven Families Continue to Live in Darkness

 
/ June 12, 2017

Atal Jyoti Yojana has failed to deliver on its promise of 24 hours supply of power to eleven households in rural Madhya Pradesh. Every month Lallan Singh receives an electricity bill. The catch is that he has no access to electricity. Singh and ten other families in Sariha, a village...

Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway promises prosperity, but spells misery for Nashik Farmers Forced to Give Up Land

 
/ June 9, 2017

“The officials told me this Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway is the chief minister’s dream project. I am very sad, he seeks to fulfil his dreams by crushing ours.”

Dismantle Patriarchy: Years after Marriage, Women say their Husband’s Name for the First Time

 
/ June 8, 2017

Community Correspondent Rohini Pawar shares how women in Walhe village are breaking away from patriarchal cultural practices

Ostracism in the Name of Respect

 
/ June 7, 2017

A woman is expelled from her marital home and shunned by her neighbours for addressing in-laws by their name.

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Solar Energy, a Cash Crop for Gujarat Farmers

 
/ June 5, 2017

Until 2012-13, Dhundi, a village in Gujarat's Kheda district, was unelectrified. Today they sell solar energy to the state grid.