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Mar 28, 2019
The last shepherd basket weavers: An octogenarian is among the few surviving 'Dhangars' to practice the craft85-year-old Siddhu Gawade, a shepherd, has been weaving symmetrical baskets for the past 55 years.
Jan 13, 2019
In Chhattisgarh, a long road to clean energy as families in rural areas are still compelled to use firewoodTwo years after the government launched its scheme to improve rural women’s health by providing clean cooking fuel, the attempt to switch from firewood to clean fuel in the primarily rural state of Chhattisgarh is slowly fizzling out.
Nov 17, 2018
In Maharashtra's Ambap village, a couple with polio defied odds to set up a model farmGeetanjali and Shivaji were affected by polio, a disability that subjected them to terrible name-calling.
Sep 30, 2018
In Wade Bolhai, visually impaired calendar salesman Sambhaji Bhor fights for the rights of the disabledFor the past two decades, Sambhaji has been selling calendars. This started off in the late 1990s when one of his uncles suggested him to make a living out of it. The piece of advice changed Sambhaji’s life as he embarked on the journey of traversing villages.
Sep 09, 2018
In Kolhapur, octogenarian master sculptor Ananda Kalke struggles for relevance85-year-old Ananda is the only sculptor left in the Sangrul village of Karvir taluka in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district who doesn’t use machines to sculpt idols.
Sep 02, 2018
Babytai Awale's long battle against patriarchy, casteism in Maharashtra's Tilwani villageThe first woman from the Tilwani village [Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district] to pick up the occupation of puncture repairing, and a proud feminist, today everyone in the village calls her Awale ma’am.
Aug 20, 2018
Khanderav Parit's battle against caste: How a former mill worker is fighting oppression through his writingsAn award-winning rural author, mill worker, and now a farmer, Khanderav Parit’s writings reflect the everyday life of the oppressed.
Jan 23, 2018
Wealthy but not healthy: India's rich more likely to suffer hypertension, says National Family Health SurveyNearly 13 percent women and 18 percent men aged 15-49 in the highest stratum of the wealth index have hypertension (high blood pressure), according to data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 2015-16 (NFHS-4). This is the first time the NFHS has included the measurement of blood pressure.
Jan 04, 2018
As 8 states go to polls in 2018, a look at how rural debt, distress and death continue to grow nationwideBehind rising NPAs is a story of growing crop failures – increasingly linked to climate change – and falling rural incomes.
Oct 31, 2017
Indoor air pollution deadlier than industrial, caused 1.24 lakh premature deaths in India in 2015, finds studyIndoor air pollution caused 1.24 lakh premature deaths in India in 2015, more than the emissions from coal power plants or other industrial sources.