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Feb 09, 2020
Narayan Gaikwad's quiet crusade: A Maharashtrian farmer is ceaselessly raising awareness about CAA, NRCEver since the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed by the Indian Parliament in December 2019, 73-year-old Narayan Gaikwad, a resident of Jambhali village in the Shirol taluka of Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district, has been on the move. He travels through villages in the region, spending up to four hours a day talking to farmers and agricultural labourers about the CAA and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Jan 24, 2020
In Maharashtra's Kurundvad village, the women of the Sonamata Mahila Bhajni Mandal oppose oppression through musicFrom patriarchy to casteism and gender inequality, the women of the Sonamata Mahila Bhajni Mandal have been unafraid of tackling societal issues through their songs, for the past 46 years of the group’s existence.
Oct 29, 2019
In Kalpana Jagdale's life, pension schemes, ration cards — and a dedication to the service of othersFor the past 23 years, Kalpana Jagdale has been helping people to avail government schemes. When persuasion and follow-ups fail, she resorts to non-violent protest. She has also started two self-help groups with a few women in Maharashtra's Shirol village
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.