February 2017

Tribals refused land documents for 28 years despite Forest Rights Act

 
/ February 28, 2017

“They keep saying we will get it today or tomorrow. But we never do.” Despair is written all over Santuram’s face, as he shares his fight to right under Forest Rights Act with our Community Correspondent Khirendra Yadav. Farmers in Nevta village of Kondagaon development area in Chattisgarh have been...

Bogus electricity bills weigh down residents of Chhirpani

 
/ February 27, 2017

Electricity was disconnected due to non-payment of bills in this village, in March 2016. Recalling the events of 2015, residents share that a total of 15 families were given connection back then. However, 8 families out of these have been receiving bills since 2008. These bills come in big figures,...

Bad roads obstruct education, but does the Maha govt care?

 
/ February 24, 2017

“My cycle’s tyre got punctured. And I got a scolding because I was late” complaints Amol Galave, who is only one among many students of Galevawadi in Maharashtra who have to commute through a road in terrible condition to reach their schools. The roads in Galevawadi of Sangola block is...

A Muslim Woman’s English-Medium School for the Poor

 
/ February 23, 2017

  “In our society and village, girls aren’t encouraged to study. That is why I started this convent,” shares Raeesa Begum, Founder of the National English School in Kalgaon, Maharashtra. This English-medium school opened doors of education to the young girls in the village who had very limited opportunities for...

English school for poor by a Muslim woman

 
/ February 23, 2017

  “In our society and village, girls aren’t encouraged to study. That is why I started this convent”, shares Raeesa Begum, Founder of National English School in Kalgaon, Maharashtra. This English school opened doors of education to the young girls in the village who had very limited opportunities for education...

Demonetization, Chaos and Closed Banks in Kupwara

 
/ February 22, 2017

Demonetization has been not very much influencing Kashmiris due to regular shutdowns. But, due to the non – availability of new currency notes at J&K Bank branches in Kupwara, people have been suffering badly.

Life of Migrant Labourers in Kashmir

 
/ February 21, 2017

Kashmir has been depending on migrant workers to fulfil the increase in the demand for skilled labour for decades now.An estimated five lakh migrant labourers from Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab

Kangri: The Craft that warms Kashmir Winters

 
/ February 20, 2017

Kangri is a handmade, wicker fire pot that keeps people warm during the severe Kashmir winters. It works as a mobile heater during the season when the temperature dips down to minus 20 degrees.