July 2015

Baiga Adivasis Alienated by Government Schemes

 
/ July 31, 2015

The Baigas, an indigenous community spread across central India were, according to folklore, God’s chosen ones to carry forward the human race in India. 21st century India treats them with little regard. While on one hand the demands of modernity and industry threaten their traditional forest-dwelling life, a new order...

Court issues interim stay order on golf course

 
/ July 31, 2015

While this interim stay has brought much needed relief to the residents of Tiracol, the Court’s additional ruling allows Leading Hotels Ltd. to build two model villas in an area of little over 700 square metres, with a clear specification that “the nature of the land was not to be...

Save Tiracol Save Goa

 
/ July 27, 2015

Leading Hotels Ltd. has proposed to set up a massive resort on the northern most tip of Goa, in Tiracol village. This proposal has been facing opposition from residents of Tiracol for over seven years. The proposal includes a resort with 198 villas and a US PGA Standard championship Golf...

Impact: Camera Unites Community to Fight Corruption

 
/ July 24, 2015

Khullaspur Village, Ambedkar nagar District, Uttar Pradesh | Gayatri 50 families in the community were being cheated by the local ration dealer in charge of the village public distribution shop. While some got rations lesser than the monthly quota, others got no ration at all. Through her video, Community correspondent...

A former Child-bride, stops seven child marriages

 
/ July 15, 2015

Four girls and three boys aged 12-15, were set to get married in a mass wedding in Walhe, a village on the outskirts of Pune– one of the fastest growing cities in the Asia Pacific region and one of India’s biggest education and IT hubs. Rohini Pawar, a 29-year old...

Impact: 132 Students Receive Scholarships

 
/ July 9, 2015

9th July 2015 | Bhatwa, Maharajganj District, Uttar Pradesh | Sanjay Kumar Jaiswal Students at the Bhatwa Primary school were being cheated out of a government scholarship, which despite being paltry, was useful to buy uniforms, books and stationery. Community Correspondent Sanjay Kumar intervened with his camera and ensured that...

River Extremely Polluted in Rajdoha, Jharkhand

 
/ July 30, 2015

In the Eastern Singhbhum district, Block Potka of Jharkhand, about 10 kms east from Jamshedpur, in the Hartopa and Domjuri Panchayat, between Rajdoha and Murgaghuttu is the Gudra river. The Gudra river flows through two mountains and people from both villages bathe and use this water for their cattle. Every...

The Heritage Ranchi Lake in trouble waters

 
/ July 30, 2015

Ranchi, Jharkhand | Nirmala Ekka Ranchi Lake (Bada Talab) is a man-made lake dug by the British in the heart of the city in 1842. The Ranchi Lake used to offer a beautiful and unique experience to the visitors. Located far away from the hustle and bustle of city life,...