Community Correspondents

Mohan Kumar Bhuiyan

Mohan Kumar Bhuiyan

In a rapidly changing world, there are some communities that struggling to keep their identities intact in trying to keep up. Mohan Kumar Bhuiyan belongs to one such adivasi community who live dangerously perched between the open minefields of Tata, on one side and Central Coalfields, on the other. He and his neighbors have already been given eviction notices and will be thrown out of their homes any day. He believes that as a community his people are losing their identities by being deprived of their land. That their homes have turned into mines has left people lost and disillusioned. Mohan wants to reclaim his community’s sense of being through his videos and wants to use them to fight for their rights.

Videos from Mohan

Media-bias ignores the real story of the Jharkhand community protest at NTPC

 
/ November 22, 2016

On October 1, 2016, newspapers across India flashed the news that four civilians were killed protesting against National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), along with dozens of others who were injured as police opened fire in Jharkhand near Hazaribaug. Most of these reports briefly mentioned that the people fired upon, were...

Media-bias ignores the real story of the Jharkhand community protest at NTPC

 
/ November 22, 2016

On October 1, 2016, newspapers across India flashed the news that four civilians were killed protesting against National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), along with dozens of others who were injured as police opened fire in Jharkhand near Hazaribaug. Most of these reports briefly mentioned that the people fired upon, were...

Coal Mining Fuels the Human-Elephant Conflict in Jharkhand

 
/ April 23, 2014

Community Correspondent Mohan Bhuiyan reports from Jitratongri village in Hazaribagh District, Jharkhand, where a herd of elephants destroyed fourteen houses and resulted in the death of one individual in September 2013. For about two weeks the herd camped in the nearby forests and repeatedly came into human habitats in search...