January 2016

How long shall we build our own bridges?

 
/ January 29, 2016

Since 1984, the villagers of Maraghia in Bihar have been building their own bamboo bridges to cross the Barandi river, which flows between the village...

Absence of a bridge stirring turmoil in Harpur, Bihar

 
/ January 28, 2016

The absence of a bridge over Harbora river is causing a lot of trouble for the residents of Harpur Panchayat in West Champaran, Bihar. The...

Self Help group: Empowered or Enslaved?

 
/ January 25, 2016

Women from a self help group in Jagjir Champa, Chhattisgarh have not been paid for stitching work done over past 7 months. 19 women from...

Broken house and broken dreams

 
/ January 22, 2016

9 houses are in shambles at Garha village in Majnoli panchayat of Jharkhand. Malti Devi and her family are among those affected. ‘I live with...

No ration reaches the border

 
/ January 21, 2016

Bhadal village has not received ration since past 5 months. This problem has persisted for years. Villagers often have to finally resort to pleading to...

Poverty Compels three sisters to abandon their Studies

 
/ January 20, 2016

At a time when the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department in Kashmir is being accused of issuing ration cards to non-state subjects, many households...

Struggling for Old Age pension since 4 years

 
/ January 19, 2016

70-year-old Kairi Bodra stopped receiving her old age pension 4 years ago. Alone, Kairi has to take care of all the household work and monthly...

150 families in danger: rock blasting 30 feet away

 
/ January 18, 2016

150 families hide inside their homes as rocks are blasted barely 30 feet away from their village. Government regulations, which dictate at least a 500-meter...