Community Correspondents

Khirendra Yadav

Khirendra who hails from the strife-ridden ‘red corridor’ region of Bastar is an eccentric renaissance man. He is sculptor, a painter, a street theater artiste and an ex- football player for his district. He is a long distance runner by passion and claims impressive distances and impressive speeds. He is a dalit. The oppression that he experienced and witnessed while growing up now inspires him to help his community fight for their rights. As a theater artiste he works best with awareness programs. His focus is on child rights, women’s right and HIV. His videos, he says, will be an extension of passion for art and activism.

Videos from Khirendra

Sports as a beacon of hope in Bastar

 
/ July 19, 2022

Romita Sori, a Class XII student from here is a star archer. She has won 15 medals in State Level Archery Competition besides 2 silver and 2 bronze in national archery competition so far. She is trained under the aegis of Indo Tibetan Border Police. 

The Rhythmic Tribal Culture

 
/ June 29, 2022

Bastar, in Chattisgarh State, India, is well known for their tribal population, and their unique, distinctive cultural heritage. In this area, the tradition of playing Madar has been going on since time immemorial.

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Poor Road Connect and Missing Bridges Keeping Indian Villages Away from Mainstream Development 

 
/ June 14, 2022

During the monsoons, few interviewees in this video mentioned that the makeshift bridges break, and they have to either repair the bridge in heavy monsoon or a detour which takes considerable time and resources. 

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People in Bastar rallying for a Railway line in the Region 

 
/ May 13, 2022

They have been demanding a railway line for passengers for the last 50 years. The Bastar Chambers of Commerce and Industries are also a part of this agitation, together with various local organisations and citizens.

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Organic Farming attracts youths in Chattisgarh # छत्तीसगढ़िया युवा किसानों ने दिखाई जैविक और उन्नत...

 
/ March 18, 2022

Pradan (Professional Assistance for Development Action) and a few other local organisations have joined hands and are teaching the youths of 40 panchayats about organic farming.

Awaz Ho Buland: Marginalized Communities the Worst Affected Due to Climate Change

 
/ February 3, 2022

In the 16th episode of Awaz Ho Buland, we report on the devastating effects of climate change on forgotten communities.

Bastar Tribals Celebrate Johar Bhetni Festival

 
/ November 16, 2021

Johar Bhetni marks the coming together of many tribes and communities of the Bastar region in Chhattisgarh.