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

The Lost Childhood

/ June 23, 2010

Despite provisions prohibiting child labor in India, it has the highest number of child workers in the world.

Corrupt Cops Ignore Rape

/ May 11, 2010

Jai Kumar, Community Correspondent from Punjab, documents the failure of local police to properly investigate crimes.