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Keeping Indigenous Culture Alive, One Song at a Time

 
/ July 11, 2017

The Gauda community of Goa struggles to keep its indigenous culture from eroding in the face of imposed cultural practices and looks at traditional music as the first point of revival.

Dam and Development Drown Livelihoods of Indigenous People in Chhattisgarh

 
/ July 7, 2017

The people living on the banks of the Kelo Dam are risking their lives to go to school and find work. Imagine sending your child to school wading and swimming through several feet of water. This is the reality across the villages on banks of the Kelo river in Chhatisgarh....

Loan Waivers will not Stem the Tide of Farmers’ Disaffection

 
/ July 3, 2017

The farmers’ agitation is the result of the long and systematic neglect of the agricultural sector in India. Kailash Yadav is a farmer from Madhya Pradesh. The state has seen massive farmers’ protests since early June. Asked why he was participating in the protests Yadav says, “We have to buy...

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Illegal Stone Mining Takes a Toll on People’s Lives and Livelihoods

 
/ June 30, 2017

Construction company Shivalaya illegally acquired 50 acres of land and is engaging in illegal stone mining in Gumla, Jharkhand.

Menstruation is Still Shrouded in Silence and Shame

 
/ June 28, 2017

A woman on her period is supposed to follow a thousand baseless stipulations of what she can eat, where she can go, what she can touch. When shall we learn to treat period as yet another normal bodily function?

Illegal Sand Mining Wreaking Havoc on the Banks of the Narmada

 
/ June 27, 2017

The brazen sand mafia was looting 300 tonnes of sand per day destroying the environment and ecosystem around the Narmada. Things have turned around with activists from the Narmada Bachao Andolan stepping in.

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Fifty Families in Maharashtra have no Houses, Just Toilets

 
/ June 23, 2017

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana promises houses for all by 2019 in Maharashtra. This is a cruel joke for 50 families living out of tents for the past thirty years in Risod.

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Expansion of Sanjay National Park, Madhya Pradesh Set to Displace 15000 indigenous Dwellers

 
/ June 19, 2017

7 villages are set to be evacuated for the expansion of the Sanjay National Park in Madhya Pradesh, ostensibly for wildlife conservation.