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Jun 20, 2018
Tired of the perpetual water crisis, an old man in the Chatarpur village of MP decided to take matters into his own handsSitaram has had enough. He has lived through a water crisis that has deepened, from groundwater levels taking a nosedive to wells drying up as early as February. Coupled with a largely apathetic administration prone to knee-jerk quick fixes, the effects of an arid landscape on a populace that survives below poverty line are abysmal. So, armed with a phavda and a thasla, a spade and a vessel to collect the mud, Sitaram decided to dig a well in his village.
Jun 16, 2018
Rural finance: The parallel economy of the Bundeli middlemenThe trouble with middlemen in Bundelkhand is that there are too many of them and they work unofficially.
Jun 10, 2018
Hardik Patel to embark on month-long yatra in Madhya Pradesh to create awareness among votersGujarat's Patidar quota spearhead Hardik Patel on Sunday said that he would embark on a yatra next month across Madhya Pradesh to create "awareness" among voters.
Jun 07, 2018
'I was told there’s no such thing as a woman reporter': 86-year-old recounts her life as Bundelkhand's first woman journalistWhen Madhubala Srivastav, now 86, started out as a journalist in the badlands of Bundelkhand in the 50s, there were little to none women in her profession locally.
May 29, 2018
Launda Naach and Behlol: Two cross-dressing traditions that mark Bundelkhand's wedding seasonWhile the launda naach is most common in Mahoba and Jhansi, the behlol is a ritual that’s prevalent across UP’s Bundelkhand – albeit, its risqué factor upped considerably.
May 24, 2018
In UP's Sairpur Para village the promise of electricity lies fallen by the waysideElectricity poles lie strewn around in Sairpur Para village, in Faizabad district’s Bikapur block, creating a menace for its residents. These are poles that have not been erected, but lie about, fallen, on the ground, like battered soldiers who chose not to fight the war and collapsed instead.
May 22, 2018
In MP's Chhatarpur district, farmers have to pay for drought compensation packagesLogasi farmer Prem Narayan Patel alleges that the ask is of 2000 rupees, “Those who’ve coughed up this amount have got their compensation. And those who haven’t – rather, those who cannot – are still waiting.”
May 17, 2018
Failed tubectomies and an ever-expanding population: A common complaint in Uttar Pradesh's hinterlandChildcare, like contraception, also falls entirely on the woman’s shoulders, and Pinki has six children already, while being six months pregnant currently. They subsist on daily wage earnings, she tells us, “How will we afford this? We cannot.”
May 15, 2018
'They warn us that it’s best if we just up and leave': Villagers affected by the Pawai Irrigation Project speak out against their forced displacementOne of the stated objectives of the Pawai Medium Irrigation Project harnessing the Ken river, considered to be one of India’s cleanest rivers, and part of the Ganga basin, is to supply irrigation water to 9,952 hectares of agricultural land in the Panna and Gunnor districts, in Madhya Pradesh . However, if you ask the residents of two villages in Panna district’s Pawai block, it seems like forced displacement and a violation of human rights is the overt purpose.
May 14, 2018
Bundelkhand water crisis: Fourth successive drought and vanishing water bodies compound farmer misery, trigger migrationA fourth successive drought in Bundelkhand region in the last five years has shattered the farmers of this backward region, triggering a mass migration.