Articles by Swati Sanyal Tarafdar
Sep 14, 2018
Alcoholism, diseases, poverty define everyday struggles of Chennai's pavement dwellers as govt refuses to count them as homelessPeople living on the footpaths of Chennai belong to a different category called ‘pavement-dwellers’ and there are no benefits or schemes meant for them
May 24, 2018
Andhra Pradesh environmentalists' struggle to raise awareness as citizens focus on practical, material mattersSunday's attempt is the latest in a series of efforts by environmentalists and activists struggling to raise public awareness in Andhra Pradesh
Apr 10, 2018
Women in Dantewada take up on themselves to solve transport woes, drive e-rickshaws to tackle bad infrastructureTo attend to this lacuna, a few of the village girls in Dantewada have taken up matters in their own hands.
Aug 27, 2017
Football for these Indian women is more than a game; it's an inspiring social movementThese girls battle prejudice and social challenges to play football — and help others like them rise
May 15, 2017
Amaravati 360: Can Andhra Pradesh's new capital be an agrarian city?There is a need to rise up over petty interests, politics behind land dealings, and adopt a generous, rather magnanimous, inclusive, and all permeating vision in the first place.
May 12, 2017
Amaravati 360: AP's capital doesn't know what it wants to beThe Andhra Pradesh government aspires to build a capital city that will amaze the world. Those who live in the city, hope that Amaravati will become a model city.
May 11, 2017
Amaravati 360: Pandalaneni Srimannarayana's lonely fight against the AP governmentThe fourth part of the series focuses on Pandalaneni Srimannarayana's battle against the corrupt practices in AP government's push to acquire lands near Amaravati.
May 10, 2017
Amaravati 360: AP govt's social impact assessment is a shamThe third part of the series tells you the story of five unruly villages which have resisted the AP government's land pooling scheme.
May 09, 2017
Amaravati 360: Farmers rail against AP's land pooling schemeWhile the problems faced by the land owners typically range over finding better compensation and adapting to a different lifestyle, the tenant farmers and landless labourers from the region who have lived here for many generations — those who would be the worst hit — are still struggling to find a voice.
May 08, 2017
Amaravati 360: How AP's landless turn penniless in the name of developmentLand is a lucrative investment in this region; these lands yield gold. Farmers typically earn a few lakh rupees per year from cultivating each acre of land, so fertile is this soil.