Caste Panchayats and Constitutional Rights
69 years ago, the Constitution of India was adopted, granting us rights and freedoms, and becoming the basis for a life of dignity. But did the law translate to social justice?
Questioning Gender Roles: Boys do the Bhangra and Girls Shake their Booty
Pink versus blue, pretty versus brave: the childhood landscape is mined with pernicious gender stereotypes that dictate how we behave as adults.
Solar Energy, a Cash Crop for Gujarat Farmers
Until 2012-13, Dhundi, a village in Gujarat's Kheda district, was unelectrified. Today they sell solar energy to the state grid.
Dalit students discriminated in a school from Gujarat
Discrimination against Dalits is in the educational system is a widespread problem across Indian states. The students are often alienated socially in their classrooms. They are victims of physical abuse by classmates and educators, from primary education to university. A glaring example of this discrimination was captured in Gujarat’s Surendranagar...
Free From Fluorosis
In July 2012 IndiaUnheard published a video from rural Gujarat which documented how people in Kasipara village were suffering from Fluorosis an ailment that could easily be avoided. Says Impact Manager Tania Devaiah "This was one of those videos which moved people to take action." Over 2300 people signed an...
A Dalit man succumbed to injuries sustained in caste-violence in Gujarat
On an average, 47 Dalits were killed every year in Gujarat between 2010 and 2014. In the same years, over 9588 cases of caste-based atrocities were reported by Dalits in the state. These numbers, however, are the tip of the iceberg as many more cases of caste atrocities go unreported....
Are These Kids Getting the Computer Classes they Were Promised?
In 2013 as the Gujarat Government unveiled its latest budget, the Finance Minister Mr Patel revealed plans that had Gujarat’s youth at the heart of things. He said: “We intend to launch a massive campaign to prepare skilled manpower in line with the requirements of the international trends and thus...