Community Correspondents

Jai Kumar

Punjab might have a reputation for being a prosperous state, but the state of sanitation affairs in Jai Kumar’s community left him the lucky survivor of a bout of gastroenteritis, leaving a trail of death and despair in its wake. What it also left behind was ‘Gastroenteritis Plagues Ludhiana’s Poor’, Jai’s IndiaUnheard video that prompted district health official to send in a clean-up crew, organize a health camp and distribute free medicine. His first video, ‘Corrupt Cops Ignore Rape’, resulted in a case being filed in support of a Dalit girl in his community who was gang raped, despite the police’s initial refusal to do so. Through his work as a Community Correspondent, Jai continues to capture the reality of the struggles and successes of his community and surrounding areas.

Videos from Jai

Exorcising The Ghosts of Blind Faith

/ May 23, 2012

The Valmiki Community of Ludhiana is being tricked into superstition.

Foul Play! Women World Cup Champs awarded Peanuts

/ March 12, 2012

Gender Discrimination in Kabaddi World Cup prize money

Jai Kumar: My Journey of Enlightenment

/ February 21, 2012

Community Correspondent  from Ludhiana, Punjab speaks to IndiaUnheard about…

No Admission for Migrant Children

/ November 29, 2011

In Punjab, migrant children are withheld from accessing their Right to Education