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One woman’s harrowing experience of giving birth at a state-run health facility

 
/ June 15, 2015

A 24-year old woman in labour was kept waiting for the doctor for 6 hours. The doctor on duty did not turn up and she delivered in the presence of a nurse. She was forced to pay INR 400 for her delivery and even, to use the toilet. She neither...

You can’t Deliver Your Baby Here, The Roof May Collapse Any Moment

 
/ June 15, 2015

Crumbling infrastructure at a state-run health facility keeps pregnant women from availing healthcare services here. With a roof that leaks during the monsoon and no functional toilets, both frontline health workers and patients find it difficult to use. Bharti Kumari Reports from Telmocho village, Dhanbad district, Jharkhand This series on...

Gang Rape in return for love: caste-based violence

 
/ May 26, 2015

An upper caste boy raped a girl and her mother, along with other 4 men. The girl belonged to lower caste and was not allowed to be involved in a relationship with someone belonging to the upper caste. So, they broke in the girl’s home late at night and started...

Corruption in Health center: Midwives made to pay INR 7000

 
/ April 21, 2015

Cases, where the common man has to pay bribes to get work done, is not uncommon in India. Here Community Correspondent Anul Guria documents testimonies of corruption that occurred at the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Chainpur Block of Palamau district, Jharkhand. PHC’s are state-owned rural health care facilities in...

Untouchability: Plastic cup for Dalits

 
/ April 15, 2015

“He gives us tea in a plastic cup, never in a glass cup. he doesn’t want to be polluted by us and says he won’t serve in a glass cup because we are from the dome caste… when we ask for water, they give it in our hands.” Article 17...

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...

One Billion Rising: Changing perspectives with a camera

 
/ February 5, 2015

February 5; Pune, Maharashtra Heena Sheikh had been a victim of domestic violence ever since she got married. Undocumented instances of domestic violence are still quite common in India. The societal norms, which revolve around a patriarchal system, make it difficult for women to raise their voices. That’s what happened...