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Jan 11, 2019
Soil pollution adds to farmers woes in BundelkhandConcession schemes run by the government to subsidise fertilisers and pesticides for farmers have resulted in the lack of application of organic manures leading to the reduction of carbon content in the soil and the consequent stagnation of agricultural productivity.
Jan 09, 2019
Muslim women in rural UP split on the Triple Talaq BillThe issue of triple talaq is back in the national hot seat as the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 — informally known as the Triple Talaq Bill — was brought up for discussion in the Parliament during the winter session. Speaking with various stakeholders at the local level in Bundelkhand, we find a situation more complex than just a divided house. Muslim women seem split on the Bill for a variety of reasons.
Jan 07, 2019
Primary Healthcare Centres in rural UP under-stocked, patients forced to buy expensive medicines from private pharmaciesUttar Pradesh, the most populous state in the country, has only 3621 functioning PHCs — a shortfall of 30%, as there is a requirement of 5194 PHCs in the state. These existing PHCs, as few as they are, are also providing only inadequate services. A Planning Commission report found that 66.67% of all beneficiaries expressed non-availability of medicines as one of their primary reasons for dissatisfaction with the functioning of PHCs.
Jan 02, 2019
In UP, WhatsApp forwards starring Hindu god Hanuman as a Dalit are sparking outrageThese images of Hanuman have spawned overnight on various social media platforms, after members of the BJP, including UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, called Hanuman a Dalit.
Jan 01, 2019
#MeToo Bundelkhand: Three stories of women at work in the hinterland show dark lining below social, economic changeWhat does the workplace look like for these women who are resetting centuries of gender, class and caste oppression? Can they speak truth to power as we hear women in other places speaking? Or is silence a small price for the slow-moving liberties that they have gained? What shape can #MeToo take here?
Dec 31, 2018
Who killed Neetu Shukla? A deep dive into a suicide-murder case from Uttar Pradesh's hinterlandThis is the story of Neetu Shukla, a young and ambitious working woman, a favoured bread-winner of the family, who eventually paid the price for being a young, ambitious working woman, with her life.
Dec 28, 2018
In rural UP sterilisation camps for women are functioning under dire conditionsAs the state and central government push to address issues of population growth and family planning by incentivising the sterilisation of women, there fails to be an equal provision of safe medical services.
Dec 25, 2018
Overcoming his disability, Bundelkhand's famous 'yogi' sets new national recordIn the small, dusty village of Sugira, in the district of Mahoba in Bundelkhand, lives an India Book of Records title holder. Uttam Singh Yadav wrote himself into the pages of history by walking up and down 151 stairs on his hands, a feat that gave him the title of ‘Longest Walk on Hands — by a Disabled Person’.
Dec 21, 2018
#MeToo narratives from Uttar Pradesh's hinterland: Laying bare the realities of a deeply patriarchal cultureKhabar Lahariya brings to Firstpost #MeToo Bundelkhand, an exclusive two-part series laying bare the realities of our deeply patriarchal culture, and how that plays out for working women in small town/rural Uttar Pradesh.
Dec 18, 2018
Monkey menace adds to the woes of already crippling rural healthcare infrastructure in BundelkhandThe Primary Health Centre in the small village of Chirai, Varanasi has a serious simian problem; monkeys have settled down on its roof and are terrorising the occupants and nearby residents.