Tag: Rajasthan

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Mourning in Mount Abu: Garasia Tribe | Living Cultures – Episode 2

 
/ July 19, 2019

The Garasia tribe believe that their God clawed out a lake in the mountain with his fingernails. The oldest inhabitants of Mount Abu immerse fingernails of their deceased loved ones in the Nakki Lake. The Garasia tribe is one of the most colourful and culturally rich communities in the desert...

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Rural Electrification: From Numerical Targets to Quality Checks

 
/ August 8, 2018

Almost all households in Delwara, Rajasthan, have been electrified. But merely installing infrastructure to check target boxes is not enough.

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Living with Disability; Neither Disabled, Nor Divyang

 
/ May 9, 2018

A priest from Rajasthan, who lost both his legs to a medical condition, is forcing people to rethink ability and disability, a debate that the disability rights movement advocates for.

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Leveraging Technology to End Water Woes in Rajasthan

 
/ May 4, 2018

Community Correspondent Shambhulal Khatik believes that online complaint portals can go a long way in ensuring government accountability and transparency.

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Visually Impaired Man Campaigns to Build Road, Wins

 
/ March 16, 2018

In Rajasthan, a visually impaired man puts his life on the line to get a concrete road built.

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Communities Come Together to Ensure Better Maternal Health

 
/ February 12, 2018

Despite the government’s promises, lack of infrastructure and problems of access endanger maternal health across rural India. Communities are stepping in and holding the system accountable.

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An India Where the Mind is Truly Without Fear

 
/ December 6, 2017

In the small town of Delwara in Rajasthan, Muslims, Hindus and Jains live in rare harmony even as rabid communalism is celebrated as #ShauryaDiwas.

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Sarpanch Pati: The Roadblock to Women’s Political Participation

 
/ November 8, 2017

Twenty-five years after women were given 33% reservation in local self-governance bodies, many women sarpanchs remain faceless wives and daughters-in-law.