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

Polluted Water for Villages

 
/ September 28, 2011

In Gairsair village, Uttarakhand, a lack of clean drinking water continues to be a problem for villagers.

Monsoons Flood School

 
/ August 24, 2011

Vipin Joshi, Uttarakahnd. Monsoons wreaks havoc government school and students have nowhere to go.

Keeping Alive Gandhi’s Legacy

 
/ July 11, 2011

On the foothills of the Himalayas, Kausani ashram educates girls following Gandhian principles.

Slapdash Road Repair For Minister’s Visit

 
/ June 2, 2011

After years of disrepair, a road was hurriedly constructed overnight for the Chief Minister’s visit in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand.