February 2014

Gondhal- The lesser known folk artist!

 
/ February 3, 2014

 He puts on his costume and picks up his instrument, time to go to work. Work for Kisan Kate comes when he goes around his village in Buldhana, Maharashtra performing the Gondhal. The Gondhal is a ritual of Maharashtra which includes narrative performance in order to obtain blessings from Goddess Renkua...

12 Rescued from Bonded Labour

 
/ February 28, 2014

On a July afternoon in VV’s Goa office, a phone call rudely interrupted the rain soaked stupor of the office. IU Community Correspondent Shanti Baraik was in town and needed help rescuing twelve people working as bonded labourers in Margao, in South Goa. Bonded labour, if you believe the Government...

Impact: Video Brings Justice to Caste Atrocity Survivors

 
/ February 20, 2014

As India celebrated its 66th Independence Day, the Dalits of Dandva Baddi Village were under attack from the upper caste people. Community Correspondent Amarjeet had reported the case from Rohtas District, Bihar, in his very first video. The skirmish left 54 injured and one dead. Many lost all their belongings...

IU Impact : Camera VS Contractor

 
/ February 17, 2014

Community Correspondent Warles Surin recently took on a wealthy contractor who was cheating labourers from payments across the whole of Jaldega block in Jharkhand.Warles narrates the dramatic and harrowing details of what it took to bring justice and fair wages to at least a 100 people. Lack of awareness is...

Women Vow to Rid their Village of Alcohol

 
/ February 27, 2014

The women of Motarga Village in Maharashtra have been fighting a battle against the alcohol traders in their village. Community Correspondent Shanti Yevtikar reports their story. Alcohol had been draining the pockets of their families for years. Worse, the consumption often resulted in the women being abuse, ill-health and for...