Tag: Community Correspondent

The Fallen Village

 
/ January 13, 2014

Ambai Bujurga village in the Kara block of Kaushambi district, Uttar Pradesh is slowly getting popular as the ‘fallen village’ due to the sheer number of deaths, occurring due to lack of a proper road or even a rough path. For lack of a better word, the ‘roads’ are rowdy,...

Discrimination During Festival | ARTICLE 17

 
/ January 7, 2014

VV-PACS Community Correspondent Gyanti Kumari from Siwan district, Bihar reports on the often unseen and mostly unreported untouchability practiced during the Chhath Puja in Bihar. ‘Chhath’ in Bihar is celebrated with a lot of fervor & excitement. But the age old practice of untouchability plays a spoiler for many. “We...