Community Correspondents

Anupama Sathy

Anupama Sathy

Anupama Sathi is a Community Correspondent from Jagatsinghpur district Odisha. She has been involved in helping organisations and students file RTIs in her area. She feels that her involvement in organisations like Mahila Ayog, a women’s rights group, has given a massive boost to her self-confidence. On the India Unheard platform, she wants to make videos that highlight community level problems such as corruption and government inefficiency.

Videos from Anupama

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What’s in a Name? Only Patriarchal Control

/ November 1, 2017

Women in rural Odisha reflect on what the compulsion to change one’s surname after marriage means for their identity.

Untouchability Rife in Odisha Village

/ September 1, 2017

Devotees throng the temple on the auspicious night of Shivaratri, but untouchability bars Sarathi Das from entering.

Torture for Dalit for standing up against discrimination

/ June 20, 2016

Sanjukta Samal, whose husband works at a Dalit organisation in Jagatshinghpur District of Odisha, was beaten up by the upper caste people, because he was fighting back the discrimination in their village. Her son was robbed of his mobile and moped on his way to home one day. When Sanjukta’s...

Impact – Latrine crisis solved through proactive community solutions

/ April 3, 2016

80 families of Karatutha village in Odisha were suffering without toilets in their houses. That was until Community Correspondent, Anupama Sathy made a video about the same in 2015. Due to lack of toilets, these families had to defecate out in open. It was difficult for the women to go...

A disabled boy gets no promised pension

/ August 26, 2015

Tentulia village, Jagatsinghpur Dist. Odisha | Anupama Shaty Amarendra Kantha has been certified as 75% disabled by the government. Which means he has been entitled to a monthly ‘pension’ of Rs 300 since he was five years old. But Amarendra is now 13, in class VIII now and – yet...

RTE failures in Odisha

/ September 23, 2014

Students at the Repur Primary School in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha are being forced to study in a school that is unsafe.  The mid-day meals are prepared in unhealthy environment, toilets don’t function and the state of classrooms is degenerate, reports Community Correspondent Anupama Sathy. The back of the school opens to a...

Success: Karatotha Upper Primary school gets a new teacher

/ September 18, 2014

Following this report by Community Correspondent Anupama Sathy, the Upper Primary School in Karatotha block of Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha got a new teacher. The administration has assured that the condition of the school premises is about to get better and new classrooms will soon be built. This will help...

A cancer patient battles government’s inactiveness with Hope

/ August 5, 2014

At the grand old age of 65, Prabhakar Pradhan is now in the most difficult stage of his life. A cancer patient, he is unable to go out and work. He had hoped that the government’s Madhu Babu Pension Scheme would help him financially. For 5 years he’s had no...