May 2016

Dalit students discriminated in a school from Gujarat

 
/ May 27, 2016

Discrimination against Dalits is in the educational system is a widespread problem across Indian states. The students are often alienated socially in their classro. They b victims of physical abuse by classmates and educators, from primary education to university. A glaring example of this discrimination was captured in Gujarat’s Surendranagar district...

51 villages will be submerged by Sardar Sarovar Dam

 
/ May 31, 2016

The picturesque village of Kasrawad stands by the banks of river Narmada. However, the village may be soon consumed by the river, which had nourished it for centuries due to the nearby Sardar Sarovar Dam. While a government survey back in 2001 had claimed that over 360 houses will be...

Without electricity, a village suffers in darkness

 
/ May 30, 2016

A remote tribal village of Chhattisgarh has never seen electricity. While government schemes such as Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), worth $11 billion, have visions to provide continuous power supply to rural India, the Parevachapa village in Pandaria district of Chattisgarh, a village established 16 years ago, is...

Physically challenged Kashmiri student’s struggle for dignity

 
/ May 26, 2016

Muneer Ahmad, 16, is a cheerful teenage boy who loves to play cricket, going to school and talking to people. However, unlike other teenage children, Muneer has to struggle through all these activities due to severe physical challenges. “Even though he tries, my son can not walk on his own....

Video Volunteers’ Impact: UP School gets a clean toilets

 
/ May 25, 2016

“Our toilets are so dirty, we need to relieve ourselves in the open,” said Anshika, a bright, young student of Kanwari Mustakam elementary school of Basti district, in Uttar Pradesh. Just like Anshika, more than 100 other students of this school, both boys and girls, had to relieve themselves in...

Over 2 decades later, the Narmada-dam displaced still wait for their land

 
/ May 24, 2016

Twenty-two years ago, in 1994, Jugla Vasave was ousted from his home and farm in Chimalkhadi village in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra, when the Sardar Sarovar Dam was built along the Narmada river. He, along with many others, was promised to be rehabilitated with an arable land by the state...