articles by Manish Chandra Mishra

India

Caste discrimination in MP: Wedding processions, sitting in front of 'upper caste' members among recent causes for social boycott of Dalits

An activist said that even if Dalits try to break discriminatory social norms, there are harsh consequences that follow.

India

Dalit children in Madhya Pradesh are forced to quit school due to harassment, casteism by teachers, students

Caste discrimination is what is keeping three standard five students in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh from going to school.

India

Protection of Civil Rights Act does little to combat untouchability, crimes against Dalits

A report of India Human Development Survey (IHDS)-2 shows how practices like social exclusion and untouchability are still deeply entrenched.

India

Loan sharks in Satna's poverty-stricken villages of MP make a killing as Mawasis suffer under crippling debt

Scores of Mawasis like Rajju are still deprived of banking facilities and are wedged to take loans from unauthorised loan sharks.

India

Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce

Recurrent drought in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh has turned the once all-providing summer months into a nightmare for Mawasi tribals, forcing the youth to migrate for livelihood while women walk at least 16 kilometres daily for water

India

For Mawasi tribe in MP's Satna, limited access to forests results in livelihood loss and a generation forsaking tribal knowledge

Mawasi tribal villages in Madhya Pradesh's Satna face uncertain future as limitations on access to forests pushes the once self-sufficient Scheduled Tribe towards migration and scarcity of food

India

Jharkhand mob lynching: Victim Tabrez Ansari died merely a month and a half after his wedding

Several mob lynching incidents have taken place in Jharkhand, which has a BJP-led government, in recent times.

India

In MP's Panna district, villagers launch initiative to restore local water bodies as successive droughts give rise to malnutrition, migration

Having faced subsequent droughts, residents of Kalyanpur village in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region have been working day and night to restore a local lake to end the water crisis in the area, a result of which has been increase in cases of malnutrition, anaemia, TB and silicosis and migration of youths

India

'Casteism hidden behind white coats': Students, professors say medical field rife with bias against marginalised

Casteism in the medical fraternity is as deep-rooted as in any other part of society, says Brajesh Lahri, a medical student.

India

Communal tensions in MP village after Muslims attack Dalit wedding procession; Dewas authorities imposes Section 144

The alleged attack in Dewas was so aggressive that the person who died was killed on the spot after a large stone hit him on the head.

India

Busy selling Narmada dreams, MP politicos disregard declining water levels, impact of sand mining and deforestation

Bhopal's citizens, even though they are benefiting from the Narmada, express concern for the health of the river.

India

Villagers in Madhya Pradesh's Chutka, twice displaced, vow to fight government over proposed nuclear power plant

Villagers in Chutka, Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh are hoping to use the power of the ballot in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to prevent the setting up of a nuclear power plant.

Politics

At Bhopal's Habibganj station, 'makeover' by private firm derails infrastructure; local MP insists work progressing 'smoothly'

Bhopal's Habibganj station, from winning awards to becoming an unrecognisable version of itself, is the perfect poster child of privatisation gone kaput.

India

Residents of MP's Kota Gunjapur were promised electricity but govt's Saubhagya scheme is yet to reach them

Village Kota Gunjapur, located within the Panna tiger reserve, does not have two basic amenities.

India

Drying rivers of Madhya Pradesh: Narmada on the cusp of extinction with six big dams, sand-mining, pollution threatening its survival

With six big dams and power projects on it, the river has been facing environmental threats from illegal mining, deforestation, and now the river linking project.

India

Drying rivers of Madhya Pradesh: Rampant sand-mining, unabated deforestation sound death knell for Ken, Betwa rivers

Betwa river enters Uttar Pradesh through Jhansi where the pollution level goes even more up due to other problems.

India

Drying rivers of Madhya Pradesh: Awash in trash, Shipra may cease to exist when Ujjain holds Kumbh Mela in 2028

Shipra, also known as Kshipra, is now dry in long stretches and wherever one finds water it’s all mixed with solid waste, sewage and silt.

Politics

A new generation inherits poisoned genes of Bhopal gas tragedy, and the broken promises of govts too

Even 35 years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, the city is still feeling its after-effects. Those born to the survivors have been afflicted with birth defects, while the survivors themselves suffer from a myriad of ailments.

India

Congress farm loan waivers Part IV: Farmers in Madhya Pradesh are committing suicide despite scheme; here's why

At least three farmers have ended their lives since the announcement of loan waiver scheme by the Kamal Nath government

India

Congress farm loan waivers Part I: MP farmers seethe over flawed implementation of scheme, banks' dubious calculations

Dubious calculations by cooperative banks and societies have led to inflated outstanding farm loan amounts for many in Madhya Pradesh.