WHO LIVE IT
Freedom is an unfulfilled promise for nearly fifty percent of the country who have to constantly negotiate their lives through fear and stigma. It was a holiday. A holiday marked by fluttering tricolours in each neighbourhood and loudspeakers blaring patriotic songs. A day before in school, I had dutifully stood...
Community Correspondent Chetan Salve fought for a year so that women from marginalised sections could access benefits promised under Manav Vikas Yojana.
A dozen Dalit houses were torched after electoral defeat of ‘upper’ castes in Odisha village. The police, instead of making arrests, are protecting the accused.
Village goes without water supply for half a month, residents forced to draw water from nearby BSF camp or consume unsafe pond water. “India got its freedom in 1947, but we have no water even now”, says a visibly angry Ajit Soren, a resident of a West Bengal village. His...
Schemes benefitting poor women are disbursed to them through bank accounts. But a large number of the beneficiaries do not even have access to banks.
For three years, this Bengal village has been thirsting. The handpumps spurt harmful, iron-rich water, and there is no pipeline water supply in sight.