Tag: Rajasthan

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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.

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Community Weddings: The Solution to Dowry and Child Marriage?

 
/ October 16, 2017

In Rajasthan, as community weddings are celebrated as philanthropic initiatives, it is time to look deeper into the politics of caste and patriarchy.

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Rural Electrification: Village Sees Light of Day After a Year

 
/ September 8, 2017

Government’s promise of rural electrification went unfulfilled till Shambhu’s video roused authorities from their slumber.

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When Five Hospitals Failed to Save a Pregnant Woman

 
/ September 6, 2017

Rajasthan government is celebrating an 84% increase in institutional delivery. But even after spending Rs 42,500, Pushpabai succumbed to maternal mortality.

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After Three Long Months, Workers in Rajasthan Village Get MNREGA Payment

 
/ July 28, 2017

90 workers waited for MNREGA payments totalling more than 3.5 lakh for over three months. The wait ended when Shambhulal Khatik made a video documenting the problem and holding the authorities accountable.

Woman Disabled After Sterilisation Awaits Justice

 
/ November 16, 2015

In 2011, Kanku Bai a woman from Rajasmand District of Rajasthan underwent sterilisation. Soon after the procedure, she started facing complications. Despite approaching local health facilities her condition did not improve. Over four years, her conditioned worsened. Today, she can neither walk, move her arms or speak. Her husband has...