Tag: odisha

Dams and Irrigation Projects in India: Whose Development is it?

/ February 2, 2018

Big dams in India stand for the state’s hubris and arrogance. The Lower Suktel Irrigation Project in Odisha is one such dam.

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Green College: Education with a Purpose

/ January 2, 2018

The Green College in Odisha is leading by example in the field of rural innovation and sustainable livelihoods.

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What’s in a Name? Only Patriarchal Control

/ November 1, 2017

Women in rural Odisha reflect on what the compulsion to change one’s surname after marriage means for their identity.

Fasting in the Name of Love

/ September 29, 2017

Karva Chauth has arrived. A festival of love as some call it, is just one more occasion for advertisers to ply you with everything from garish lehengas to bejewelled sieves and special facials and hairdos.

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Disability Pension: Too Little, Too Late

/ September 26, 2017

How many lives will it take to shake the government out of its slumber and implement and better the disability pension schemes?

Untouchability Rife in Odisha Village

/ September 1, 2017

Devotees throng the temple on the auspicious night of Shivaratri, but untouchability bars Sarathi Das from entering.

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Dalit Homes Burn While ‘Upper’ Caste Arsonists Roam Scot Free

/ August 11, 2017

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.

The Tussle Between Tribal and Hindu Gods

/ March 22, 2017

The indigenous Kondhs of Odisha face obstacles in continuing with their age-old worship rituals because they involve animal sacrifice.