December 2015

Let our love abide: Bismarque Dias

 
/ December 10, 2015

“Be Kind, Live Kind…together we can make a difference.” This video is a tribute to Bismarque Dias, his fiery spirit, and his unending love for his Mother, Goa. In his early days, Bismarque spent his time as a priest inspiring young people across Goa to voice their opinions and concerns....

IMPACT| Old age pension finally started

 
/ December 9, 2015

One year ago I had made a video on villagers from Chatrutar, Dhanbad district of Jharkhand, where senior family members were not receiving their old age pensions. I went to meet the Block Development Officer, Girijanand Kisku, along with my video and a requisition letter for the pensions. He was...

IMPACT| School gets a handpump after 10 years in Ambatari, Jharkhand

 
/ December 2, 2015

Reshmi had made a video on the need of a hand-pump in Ambatari village school in Chatra, Jharkhand. The school has been running for more than 10 years and yet, no hand pump had been installed even in the vicinity. After the video was made, Reshmi made an application and...

Villagers in Malda forced to drink arsenic contaminated water

 
/ December 31, 2015

Sariapukur village is in Uttar Dariyapur, and comes under Kaliachak police station of Malda district, West Bengal. Villagers drank water from the pipeline, and about 100 people are covered in sores because of arsenic contamination. These people have been suffering for 6-7 months now, because of the negligence of their...

No caste certificates: An entire community stranded

 
/ December 30, 2015

Nearly 4000 people are not just struggling to make a living but also face entitlement rights violations due to the absence of caste certificates in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra.They are fighting for housing rights under the Indira Awas Yojana, subdiz ed ration and employment. There are also many cases of...

Family narrates the tale of the killing of their son by police

 
/ December 30, 2015

Faizan, a twelve-year-old boy, was killed by the SOG(a counter-insurgency unit of local police) men back in the summer unrest of 2010 in Kashmir’s Baramulla district. As per his family, Faizan was chased by SOG men when he was playing cricket in a local playground. After being hit on the...

Swadeshi Sugar Mills not paying dues to Sugarcane farmers

 
/ December 29, 2015

Swadeshi sugar mills is one of the largest sugar mills in West Champaran’s Narkitiaganj city. Farmers, big or small, from all over Maniyatar block to Gauraha block, face a lot of difficulties when it comes to payment by the Swadeshi mill for their sugarcane crop. This year the wait for...

20 families fear for their lives

 
/ December 28, 2015

Every day, 20 Dalit families face the fear of either being bitten by snakes, scorpions and other poisonous creature as there is no boundary wall guarding the Panna Jheel (pond), on the banks of which they reside. The problem worsens during the monsoon. The community has approached various representatives from...