Community Correspondents

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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Families Evicted for Hockey World Cup Venue Beautification yet to be Rehabilitated

/ January 8, 2019

While the Hockey World Cup 2018 was kicked off with aplomb, 2000 people evicted for the expansion of its venue continue to live in deplorable conditions.

Atrocities Against Dalits Continue but Perpetrators Often Go Scot Free

/ October 23, 2018

Amidst debates on the dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, a family in Odisha struggles to bring their ‘upper’ caste perpetrator to task.

“The Forest is our Mother”: Conservation and Sustainable Living in Odisha

/ April 11, 2018

Most indigenous communities traditionally depend on forests for their lives and livelihoods, forests that are steadily shrinking. When the forest resources in Nayagarh started to disappear, the community took to conservation and sustainable living, exercising their lawful forest rights.

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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...