"Our strategy should be ...our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we're being brainwashed to believe."
- Arundathi Roy, in a collection of essays 'War Talk'
66 years after Independence India has fast progressed into a nation where rights & access to facilities are dominated by few & far between, those with power & wealth. Health, hygiene, food security, potable drinking water & land rights are still a distant dream for over 200 million Indians.
Poverty, lack of access to health care, displacement, corruption, conflict & skewed sex ratios are documented daily by our Community Correspondents. To usher in our 67th year of Independence, we asked our Community Correspondents "What does Independence mean to you?" ("Aazadi Aapke liye kya maine rakhta hai"). Here's what they shared.
Join us by voicing your views on independence right here. Here are the instructions.
-Upload your views on Youtube with the title #AazadiOnTheGround
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Written by: Radhika
“Video Volunteers gave me a platform to go the extra mile for people”
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