Community Correspondents

Shambhulal Khatik

Shambhulal Khatik

For the Khatik community from Derwada, life in Rajasthan has been a constant struggle for recognition. With hollow promises made at each election, the community seems to have no hope that their hardships will ever come to an end. Shambhulal Khatik wants to become the voice of this disenfranchised community and others like it. He wants to report on the discrimination against them and to follow up on the progress of promises made by the politicians.

Videos from Shambhulal

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Living with Disability; Neither Disabled, Nor Divyang

 
/ May 9, 2018

A priest from Rajasthan, who lost both his legs to a medical condition, is forcing people to rethink ability and disability, a debate that the disability rights movement advocates for.

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Leveraging Technology to End Water Woes in Rajasthan

 
/ May 4, 2018

Community Correspondent Shambhulal Khatik believes that online complaint portals can go a long way in ensuring government accountability and transparency.

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An India Where the Mind is Truly Without Fear

 
/ December 6, 2017

In the small town of Delwara in Rajasthan, Muslims, Hindus and Jains live in rare harmony even as rabid communalism is celebrated as #ShauryaDiwas.

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Community Weddings: The Solution to Dowry and Child Marriage?

 
/ October 16, 2017

In Rajasthan, as community weddings are celebrated as philanthropic initiatives, it is time to look deeper into the politics of caste and patriarchy.

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Rural Electrification: Village Sees Light of Day After a Year

 
/ September 8, 2017

Government’s promise of rural electrification went unfulfilled till Shambhu’s video roused authorities from their slumber.

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When Five Hospitals Failed to Save a Pregnant Woman

 
/ September 6, 2017

Rajasthan government is celebrating an 84% increase in institutional delivery. But even after spending Rs 42,500, Pushpabai succumbed to maternal mortality.

From a Drought-ridden Region to a Green Oasis

 
/ October 12, 2016

The single-minded efforts of Chain Singh, a physically challenged man from Delwara, Rajasthan, helped in shaping the landscape from a dust-ridden environment of acute droughts and severely rationed drinking water to greenery and shady trees where the people of his region take pride in participating in his endeavours.  Chain Singh first...