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Restrictions on women’s mobility

 
/ December 24, 2016

"Girls have a lot of restrictions on them. Boys don't have any restrictions. Also, boys say bad things when they see a girl by herself."

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The Pink Auto service : The Story of a woman Auto Driver in Small Town...

 
/ December 13, 2016

Shanti Lakra confidently zooms through the streets of Ranchi, negotiating the pot holes, traffic and surprised onlookers in her pink auto rickshaw. Her passengers, only females, feel comfortable in her auto, happily chatting with her about their daily lives, discussing the latest films, asking Shanti about her unusual profession as...

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Industrial Pollution goes unchecked in Chhattisgarh

 
/ December 13, 2016

The once green fields have turned black with fly ash, water has turned toxic in the community lake and farmers are forced to become labourers. Industrialisation is changing this village.  When the news of industrial development had reached this village of Chhattisgarh, the residents were hopeful that they will reap...

7 widows from one village still don’t receive their pensions

 
/ December 13, 2016

Seven widows, all hailing from a village in Jharkhand called Kanke, have not received their Widow Pension for years. Despite representations to the Block Development Officer in charge of their village. Hear Sameda Khatun’s sad story. She was widowed at the young age of 32 in 2003. Fortunately her son...

This school has 550 children here and they need drinking water

 
/ December 7, 2016

In spite of four handpumps and a water pump in the school, the children of Marcha Middle School are still thirsty. There only source of water in this village’s government school, is a well without any protective barricades, on the premises. A year ago the district Assembly Legislator Paulo Soren...

Eviction even in Death – The Reality of Bihar’s Dalits

 
/ November 30, 2016

The caste-based atrocities and injustice of Dalits of Bihar dipped a new low this year, as even the community’s dead are being evicted from their final resting places. This cold-hearted act has unearthed many graves, much to the misery and shock of the Dalits of the area. This incident was brought...

Eviction even in Death – The Reality of Bihar’s Dalits

 
/ November 30, 2016

The caste-based atrocities and injustice of Dalits of Bihar dipped a new low this year, as even the community’s dead are being evicted from their final resting places. This cold-hearted act has unearthed many graves, much to the misery and shock of the Dalits of the area. This incident was brought...

Different Beats: Being a Female Tabla Player

 
/ November 29, 2016

Mithu Tikadar is a Dalit and professional female tabla player who is breaking norms in a male-dominated field despite facing discrimination – even by her own family.