Community Correspondents

Sarwat Naqvi

Armed with a degree in law, Sarwat Naqvi stepped out from behind the cloak of invisibility he and his Shia Mulsim minority community in Chhattisgarh suffered from to lobby and advocate for the protection and advancement of human rights in marginalized communities. His video, ‘Homosexuals Seek an Identity’, on gay and lesbians in his community compelled members to form a support group. As an IndiaUnheard Community Correspondent, Sarwat is well on his way to developing a platform to voice the unseen and unheard issues of his community.

Videos from Sarwat

Chhattisgarhis Want Alcohol Banned

/ April 6, 2011

Alcohol is one of the main social evils in Chhattisgarh, but government is reluctant to let go of the tax revenue.

Demolition Leaves Potters Homeless

/ March 28, 2011

With only two days notification, the Raipur municipality destroys the homes and work of a potter community.

Malnutrition Pervades Despite Health Programs

/ March 15, 2011

In Raipur, schemes aimed at tackling the issue of malnutrition have not eradicated it.

Saundariya: The Nameless Community

/ February 28, 2011

Meet the Saundariyas of Chhattisgarh – a community that scavenges for gold.

Chhattisgarh’s Culinary Delights

/ January 6, 2011

Informal roadside food stalls are a popular eating spot for everyone in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

Cycle Rickshaws Left Behind

/ June 8, 2010

The cycle rickshaw is one of the oldest existing forms of transportation in India.

Homosexuals Seek an Identity

/ May 7, 2010

In Chattisgarh, and much of India, homosexuals struggle to finda place in society.