Tag: odisha

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.

Community Video Monitoring: Demanding Accountability in Education

 
/ November 19, 2015

A year back, children attending the school in Dotto village, in the Nuapada district of Odisha, had an unusual load to carry — huge bottles of clean, drinking water that would last them the whole day. The Right to Education Act guarantees children in government run or aided schools the...

Impact: Making the Bourgeoisie and Bureaucracy Talk

 
/ March 20, 2015

19th March 2015 | Padmakesarpur village, Odisha | Nitu Chakhia As a tribal woman, Nitu Chakhia has spent far too many years of her life struggling for survival in the urban jungle of Bhubaneswar. Several years of working with her people has convinced her that communities coming together ensures change....

IU Impact: Correspondent claims Community’s right to water.

 
/ March 19, 2015

19th March | Bhalukhol village, Sambalpur district, Odisha | Mamata Patra Bhalukhol is a modest little Munda village of roughly 30 families. In this interview, Mamata Patra describes the daunting distances she traveled & diffident women she encountered as she claimed a community’s right to have easy access to potable...