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Riverine Erosion Swallows Livelihoods in West Bengal

 
/ November 30, 2017

For the past 16 years, riverine erosion by the Ghargharia river has been eating away at the land in Coochbehar’s Uttar Kaljani village, while the authorities do nothing.

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Bauls in West Bengal Languish due to Government Apathy

 
/ November 27, 2017

Folk musicians whose rustic tunes and lyrics have inspired the likes of Tagore and Dylan suffer as state stops paying their monthly stipend.

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“He Chewed my Face Like an Animal”: A Survivor of Domestic Violence Speaks Up

 
/ November 25, 2017

After having faced domestic violence for 14 years of her marriage, when Parvin decided to separate, her husband took revenge by attacking and disfiguring her.

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To the Nation, With Love: The Gift of Displacement From the Sardar Sarovar Project

 
/ November 22, 2017

21 families displaced by submergence from the Sardar Sarovar Dam over a decade ago have been allocated land in a marsh to rebuild their lives.

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Family Planning: Only a Woman’s Responsibility?

 
/ November 21, 2017

New government measures claim to increase the contraceptive choices given to women, but they still put the responsibility of contraception on women.

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Painting a New Story: Sohrai Art in Jharkhand

 
/ November 17, 2017

Traditionally painted by women, Sohrai and Khovar are indigenous art forms depicting weddings, harvests and life in the forests.

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Usha: A New Beginning for Sex Workers

 
/ November 15, 2017

A co-operative bank run for and by sex workers is changing lives across West Bengal.

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A Life in Balance on the Edge of a Single Bullet

 
/ November 13, 2017

A stray bullet from a para-military firing range near his village in Jammu and Kashmir entered Maroof Hussain’s body 23 years ago and is now inoperable.