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Nov 13, 2018
No straight fight for Congress and BJP in Bundelkhand; SP, BSP add new twists and turns to Madhya Pradesh pollsIt's not only the geographical and social features that sets the Bundelkhand region apart from the rest of Madhya Pradesh, leaders believe the electoral politics is also much different here
Nov 08, 2018
Bamboo sticks for electricity poles: How one UP village is staying 'electrified'Varanasi's Mokulpur village gets its electricity from a criss-cross of high voltage wires delicately balanced on flimsy bamboo sticks thrust into the ground.
Oct 30, 2018
Village in the Prime Minister’s constituency reels under a dengue outbreakIn 2016, the residents of Dhaurhara were notified that the government had issued regulations to deal with dengue fever. Under this, the additional chief medical officers of all the districts of Uttar Pradesh were considered as the controlling authority. In district hospitals, it was mandatory to provide with 10 beds for dengue patients and at the Community Health Centres, this number was billed at five. In 2017, when the state government changed, Dhaurhara was not informed of any changes in this planning.
Oct 25, 2018
Made to pay for welfare schemes, a Bundelkhand village protests against years of corrupt administrationThe chunk of the gaps and allegations are centred on the celebrated Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G), though other policies have seen funds embezzlement too. According to Bhadehdu’s residents, they have even been made to pay to avail the benefits of government welfare schemes, which are meant to be free.
Oct 23, 2018
WhatsApp and making news in BundelkhandScrolling through a few regular WhatsApp windows in local Bundelkhand could give more than a few fiction writers more than their fair share of story ideas. Snippets of juicy, enticing information masquerading as news – there’s even a term for it, WhatsApp news, aka ‘Whats App mein padha tha, khoob chal raha hai’ – that are, needless to say, untrue and extremely harmful, again needless to say.
Oct 18, 2018
Woman farmer from Chitrakoot on her experiences working the fields: 'Women do all the hard work'Despite an overall feminisation of agriculture, due to the increasing migration of men from villages, only 13% of rural women own land in their own name.
Oct 11, 2018
Farmers in Lalitpur, UP, among the worst hit due to rising fuel pricesThe rising fuel prices become part of the vicious cycle in turn affecting rents, vegetable sales, yield output, and transport – for a small farmer who rents tractors for the fields and then trucks for the ferrying-to-markets, this is a crippling reality, and one that affects daily sustenance.
Oct 09, 2018
In Bundelkhand's Khandeha village, one teacher for entire schoolThe students of Khandeha – all 155 of them – have one teacher who teaches them all the subjects.
Oct 05, 2018
In rural Bundelkhand, a Lalitpur singer's music brings joy to people who suffer great hardshipsNirbhal Singh Kushwaha, who has received no formal training in music, has brought hope to many listeners in Bundelkhand — a region that has suffered economic deprivation for decades
Oct 01, 2018
A shining tale of happenchance from Panna: A farmer stumbles upon a 12-carat diamondIt is the first time in his 32 years of farming in the diamond-rich Panna region that something like this has happened with Prakash.