Community Correspondents

Vipin joshi

Vipin joshi

According to Vipin Joshi, tourism and development has been a curse for the Kumauni community of Uttrakhand. Instead of benefiting from the money it was bringing in, the community began to lose its land and livelihood. The media reports on the construction of the dam but there’s no mention of the people who have lost their lands; the tourism department paints a colorful picture but the environmental costs are never mentioned. Having worked in community radio, Vipin is familiar with the influence of community media. He now wants to use community video to document his people, tell their stories and use it to make an impact within his community.

Videos from Vipin

The Lake Where Development Stood Still

 
/ August 17, 2012

Govt. project in Baijwal, Uttarkahnd leaves lives, livelihoods in limbo.

Happy Holi: Colours of the Kumaon Spring

 
/ March 9, 2012

A spotlight on the Festival of Colours in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand

Illegal Sand Mining Sabotages Environment

 
/ February 17, 2012

Illegal sand mining along the Gomti river destroys farmland in Uttarakhand.

Indian Students on Wrong Side of Digital Divide

 
/ February 8, 2012

Govt. High School in Salani, Uttarakhand is struggling with poor computer facilities.

Stoves Run Empty Without Fuel

 
/ November 25, 2011

An important cooking gas outlet in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand lies abandoned.

Corruption in Bageshwar Hospital

 
/ November 9, 2011

In Bageshwar, Uttarakhand, poor patients are forced, against government policies, to pay for treatment and medication.