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.

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IMPACT | VV Correspondent Intervenes to Restore Water Supply to a Hamlet in Rajasthan

 
/ July 22, 2020

Barawa, a hamlet in Rajasthan was suffering from water shortage until a VV correspondent decided to do something

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Rajasthan ASHA Workers Work at ₹30 Per Day During COVID 19

 
/ July 8, 2020

ASHA workers of Rajasthan are risking their lives to work during COVID19 pandemic for a mere 30 rupees per day.

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Micro-entrepreneurs Will Remain Hit Even After Lockdown | COVID 19 | Rajasthan

 
/ April 18, 2020

Amidst the nationwide second phase lockdown the daily wage workers living in Delwara, Rajhasthan fear the unsurity of jobs post lockdown and the subsequent hunger.

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Gavari: A Vibrant, Rajasthani Folk Dance of Devotion and Celebration

 
/ February 10, 2020

A 40-day long festival celebrated as a distinct art form in Mewar area of southern Rajasthan

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Rural Electrification: From Numerical Targets to Quality Checks

 
/ August 8, 2018

Almost all households in Delwara, Rajasthan, have been electrified. But merely installing infrastructure to check target boxes is not enough.

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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.