Maharastra

Maharastra

700-year-old traditional Holi of Adivasis of Maharasthra

 
/ March 31, 2016

The peace and tranquility of the villages on the foothills Satpura hill ranges in Maharashtra had taken a back seat for the past 15 days, as the atmosphere was charged with singing and dancing. Members of the Bhil tribe of the Satpura Hill regions from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh...

Clean water supply made possible in a Mumbai slum | IMPACT

 
/ November 13, 2015

‘People spit and dogs urinate in these water lines, and we have no option but to fill water from these lines. This water is not even suitable for animals and yet we are forced to drink this water’.For nearly 15 years, this was the condition of residents of the Rahul...

Impact: Correspondent Stops Corruption at Fair Price Shop

 
/ January 23, 2015

India is home to 190 million of the world’s hungry. A staggering number by any count. To combat this the government has put into place a number of schemes, most importantly the Public Distribution System. Bogged down by corruption and neglect at every level, the scheme often does not reach...

Bad roads obstruct education, but does the Maha govt care?

 
/ February 24, 2017

“My cycle’s tyre got punctured. And I got a scolding because I was late” complaints Amol Galave, who is only one among many students of Galevawadi in Maharashtra who have to commute through a road in terrible condition to reach their schools. The roads in Galevawadi of Sangola block is...

English school for poor by a Muslim woman

 
/ February 23, 2017

  “In our society and village, girls aren’t encouraged to study. That is why I started this convent”, shares Raeesa Begum, Founder of National English School in Kalgaon, Maharashtra. This English school opened doors of education to the young girls in the village who had very limited opportunities for education...

Impact: Ration for 250 Families

 
/ January 29, 2014

Back in 1871, during the British rule in India, the ‘Criminal Tribes Act’ branded the members of the Pardhi community along with around 150 other tribal communities as criminals. These were all tribes that had supported the Indian Mutiny of 1857. This law gave sweeping powers to the police to...

#Notebandi Frontlines: Tears in India’s Onion Heartland

 
/ February 6, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be happy with 26-year-old Deepak Patil, an onion farmer from the village of Valwadi in Malegaon Taluka, about 300 km north of Mumbai, India’s commercial capital. Patil, dressed in a grey jacket, over his white shirt and jeans, said he has a bank account, a...