Community Correspondents

S M Zafar Iqubal

Zafar reports from Arwal, Bihar. A science graduate, he took to social movements and social work early on, especially working to understand how local self governance systems can be used to address rural problems. He now reports on issues ranging from entitlement violations to gender and human trafficking, and is the ultimate go-to person in his village and even block to resolve social and developmental problems. 

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Happiness meets a Dalit Community

/ March 19, 2020

300 scheduled caste villagers of vikasnagar witness the electricity in their homes for the very first time in their life.

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The Ordeal of Getting a Disability Certificate in Rural India

/ July 20, 2018

55 percent of persons with disabilities in Bihar do not have disability certificates, and the reasons range from tedious processes to stigma and apathy.

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The Lost Boys of Arwal

/ October 25, 2017

Four families have been waiting for two years for their children to return as the police twiddles its thumbs.

Braveheart who risked his life in fire, yet to be compensated in Bihar

/ July 19, 2016

A fire broke out in a sleepy hamlet of Bihar in the middle of the night, awakening village residents from their deep slumber. Six houses of the village, all belonging to poor farmers, were burnt to ashes along with the yearly ration, stored produce and all household items. Had it...