Community Correspondents

Zaffar Khan

Zaffar is a Muslim Afghan born in Bihar. His family fled Afghanistan after the Russians invasion in 1978. Zaffar currently lives in Kolkata, where he manages his own sports-based nonprofit. Through Rubgy, he helps kids bond across cultural and communal lines. Zaffar wants to continue to bridge these identity divides through community media.

Videos from Zaffar

This village in Bihar has never seen electricity

 
/ August 26, 2016

The village of Keswar Bigha, Bihar was happy when there were electrical poles installed in their village. They thought they will finally see electricity in their homes, and their children will study under an electrical light. However, much of it remained a dream when the electrical poles were left without...

Bhisti Community Usurped By Taps

 
/ January 31, 2012

Bhisti Community, who used to provide water to Kolkata’s inhabitants, is slowly disappearing.

Afghani Culture In Kolkata

 
/ April 28, 2011

Zaffar reports on the particularities of the culture of Kolkata’s Afghan community.

Bhisti Community Usurped By Taps

 
/ April 13, 2011

Bhisti Community, who used to provide water to Kolkata’s inhabitants, is slowly disappearing.

Rickshaw-Pullers In A Fix

 
/ April 4, 2011

Bengal government wants to ban hand-pulled rickshaws but has not offered the drivers alternative employment.

Kolkata’s 23 District

 
/ February 15, 2011

Zaffar Khan reports from Kolkata’s 23 Khidirpur district on prejudices against the neighborhood’s Muslim community.

Kolkata’s 23 District

 
/ July 1, 2010

Zaffar Khan reports from Kolkata’s 23 Khidirpur district on prejudices against the neighborhood’s Muslim community.

Highway Limits Schooling

 
/ May 6, 2010

In Calcutta, migrant laborers cannot send their children to school because they must cross dangerous roads.