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Jun 10, 2019
Casteism or filth, Suganda Kamble of Maharastra's Bahadurwadi village, tackles both with humourFor the Dalits of Bahadurwadi, a village in Maharashtra’s Sangli district, Suganda Kamble has come to represent hope. Kamble has, for the past five decades, been sweeping the village, collecting garbage, cleaning the gutters and public toilets, and looking after Bahadurwadi’s sanitation. While doing this work, Kamble has also consistently challenged the caste system, with his trademark dark humour.
May 06, 2019
In rural Maharashtra, an athlete who overcame polio and discrimination, now mentors the next generationAt the age of three, Bavadekar started suffering from polio in both the legs. Today, he is an athlete, wrestler, body-builder, swimmer, coach, farmer, and a cashier in the bank.
Feb 12, 2019
In Maharashtra's Kalambi village, a charpoy weaver strives to save his art form amidst caste discriminationKhavle has rare skills of weaving handmade charpoys. This art form saw a downfall and eventually reached the verge of extinction in Maharashtra’s Sangli district a decade ago.
Feb 01, 2019
In Maharashtra's Golavali village, a farmer-artist is inspiring her community to turn scrap into artSharmila Kinjalkar is a farmer, agricultural labourer and a self-taught craftswoman in rural Maharashtra who is turning items of trash into things like lanterns, garlands and dormats
Jan 06, 2019
In rural Maharashtra, a teacher who overcame physical disability, now helps her students realise their dreams38-year-old Asha has inspired thousands of students across several villages of Pune district in Maharashtra.
Dec 23, 2018
In Maharashtra's Shirgaon village, a 'farmer poet' defies stereotypes, seeks freedom through her wordsSuvarna Maskar's first poem was published within a few months in 2008 in a Marathi daily Pudhari.
Dec 16, 2018
In Karnataka's Boragaon village, the last kalaiwala reflects on his lifelong engagement with the now dying art formKalai is a traditional art form in which the brass and copper vessels were tin coated before they could be used for cooking.
Nov 25, 2018
In Maharashtra's Malgaon village, a retired school peon battles casteism with his poetryThe 63-year-old retired peon from Malgaon village in Satara district of Maharashtra completed his 47th poem in the first half of this year.
Jul 30, 2018
In rural Maharashtra, one man is battling casteism and changing mindsets through multiple art formsYashwant Kamble is a house painter, sculptor, barber, tailor, and mason, among other things. He has won more than 50 awards for his social reformation and exemplary artwork, all the while fighting casteism.