Community Correspondents

Bhan Sahu

Bhan Sahu

Bhan Sahu thought being poor meant walking a kilometer to school and then having to drop out when she was eight years old, until she started working at an NGO and realized there were others even less fortunate than herself. Her interest in education didn’t wane, however. Using video as a tool to bring people together, her Community Correspondent reports for IndiaUnheard focuses on education and the rights of tribal people.

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Happy Brides: 15 Transgender Women Tie Knot in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur

 
/ May 24, 2019

At a mass wedding in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur, 15 transgender women celebrated their wedding day in a Hindu ceremonial style.

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Ekta Parishad: A People’s Movement for Rights

 
/ April 17, 2019

Under the banner of Ekta Parishad, Jan Andolan movement was a public disquiet about land rights.

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The Ground Realities of Digital India

 
/ February 1, 2019

Four years since the launch of Digital India, a village in Chhatisgarh waits for electricity and stable mobile network.

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Spike in Deliveries after Health Centre Gets Water Supply

 
/ July 6, 2018

A Health Centre in Chhattisgarh was running without regular water supply for three years, affecting the health and well-being of about ten villages.

The Boy who Cooks and Cleans – Gender Equality is not so hard

 
/ November 24, 2016

Rohit helps his mother and sister by doing the household chores, setting an example of gender equality in his patriarchal community.

Corrupt Contractor deprives village of Health Center

 
/ February 2, 2016

8 years ago the local government started work on a health centre in UsariBod village of Rajnandgaon district in Chattisgarh. A contractor was selected and paid money to start the work. 8 years later all the villagers can see are sludge-filled foundations, probably breeding mosquitoes to add to their woes....

Caught between the lines

 
/ August 20, 2014

Bastar is one of the districts worst affected by the current naxal conflict in the state of Chattisgarh. There has been no development for the tribals from Abujhmad region. Their traditional handicrafts business is also diminishing. With Abujhmad’s sources of livelihood curtailing, 25 such families have already migrated to Silpi village....

Good Deeds over ‘Good Caste’

 
/ August 6, 2014

The enforcement of any disability arising out of Untouchability shall be an offence punishable in accordance with law as per the Article 17 of the Indian Constitution. It was drafted in 1949 specifically to eradicate & abolish the practice of Untouchability. Yet 65 years later, the practice still reigns in...