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Labouring on the Fields During the Ninth Month of Pregnancy

 
/ August 7, 2017

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.

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Only Iron-Contaminated Water for Village at Himalayan Foothills

 
/ August 4, 2017

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.

The Power Injustice Faced by Kashmiris

 
/ August 3, 2017

Adding to the major deficit of electricity in the valley, massive corruption further deprives those most in need of accessing electricity, particularly in rural Kashmir.

Sindoor: Symbol of Marriage or Misogyny?

 
/ August 2, 2017

From tax reforms to Bollywood movie tropes to everyday realities-- there is no escaping the symbols of marriage that only apply to women.

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After Three Long Months, Workers in Rajasthan Village Get MNREGA Payment

 
/ July 28, 2017

90 workers waited for MNREGA payments totalling more than 3.5 lakh for over three months. The wait ended when Shambhulal Khatik made a video documenting the problem and holding the authorities accountable.

When Children ‘Perform’ Gender

 
/ July 26, 2017

In rural Uttar Pradesh children exaggerate ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ when performing gendered actions. But are things as black and white as they seem?

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Village gets Ambulance Service Thanks to a Video, a Determined Community and a Willing State

 
/ July 24, 2017

Many risked their lives due to the lack of an affordable ambulance service in a village in West Bengal, but things turned around when Bikash Barman made a video.

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Despite Burgeoning Malnourishment in Children, Anganwadis Lack Basic Infrastructure

 
/ July 21, 2017

The number of malnourished children under age five in Chhatisgarh has been growing over the last ten years.