IndiaUnheard Blog

Impact: The Road to Rural Development

 
/ May 20, 2014

In 2013 Ambai Bujurga, Kara Block, was selected to be one of 2100 villages which were to benefit from the Ram Manohar Lohia Samagra Gram Vikas Yojana in Uttar Pradesh. In this interview VV-PACS Community Correspondent Mahesh Kumar speaks of how he highlighted a community’s demand for the implementation of...

Impact: All dues Paid

 
/ May 19, 2014

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) guarantees Indian citizens the ‘right to work’ for the purpose of ensuring livelihood security in rural areas. In this interview, VV-PACS Community Correspondent Tanju Devi describes how she challenged administration with her camera ensuring that Tinku Devi hailing from the twin villages of...

Babasaheb is Angry

 
/ April 14, 2015

Babasaheb is angry. As I look up at a large photo of his on the wall in front of me; his thick, black eyebrows are knitted together, eyes scowling through spectacles. I can almost feel the disappointment that fills the air. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Indian...

Impact: Relief for Bihar’s Flood Survivors

 
/ May 16, 2014

Katihar is a district of Bihar cradled by the Mahananda, Kosi & the most revered river of India, the Ganga. Mostly dependent on agriculture, the farmers of Katihar are inundated regularly by the very waters, which sustain them. In this interview, Reena speaks of the implications of living in flooded...

Impact: Video Gets Compensation to Victims of Human-Animal Conflict

 
/ April 24, 2014

India’s 28,000 wild elephants are cramped up in around 3% of its geographical area. A bare handful of areas have been declared protected areas known as elephant corridors. VV-PACS Community Correspondent Tanju Devi lives in Dumari, a small hamlet flanked by the forests in West Champaran, Bihar. This community has...

Video Volunteers a top contender for the One World Media Awards

 
/ April 15, 2014

We have great news to share! We made it to the top three organisations selected for the One World Media Awards, to be given away in London on May 6th! The judges have chosen our entry as one of the top three finalists competing for the Special Award. Under this...

IMPACT: 600 families get Ration

 
/ April 10, 2014

Reena joined the IndiaUnheard Community Correspondents’ team in Bihar in July 2013. She came in with a rich experience of working on issues in her community through the localJan Jagran Shakti Sanghatan (JJSS), an organization that mobilizes people to ask the government for better facilities. Since 2012, her work has...

Clean Up Goa: Community wields Camera for Change

 
/ March 25, 2014

Most commonly identified as one of India’s top holiday destinations, Goa comes complete with its sun-and-sand picturesque world & susegad life. However, there is another side to Goa, a side that often remains forgotten by a world lulled by the hot sun & potent psychedelia of Goa. Sulochana has been...