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2020, year of the pandemic: TN family of farmers accuse govt official of abusive and violent behaviour
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2020, year of the pandemic: TN family of farmers accuse govt official of abusive and violent behaviour

Semaliyappan, Samiyatha and Shanti have submitted multiple petitions to the police and district administration demanding that action be taken for the casteism, verbal violence and public humiliation to which they were subjected

2020, year of the pandemic: For a first-generation tribal college student in TN, getting an ST certificate has been toughest test
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2020, year of the pandemic: For a first-generation tribal college student in TN, getting an ST certificate has been toughest test

Dhanalakshmi, an Irula student, was preparing to study agricultural sciences, but official apathy towards granting her a community certificate stands in the way of her aspirations

2020, year of the pandemic: Left without a stage and live audience, TN storyteller turns to Zoom to perform
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2020, year of the pandemic: Left without a stage and live audience, TN storyteller turns to Zoom to perform

Making her way back to her native village, Rathy S found herself grappling with a vexing question: How does one perform as a storyteller in this ‘physically-distanced world’?

2020, year of the pandemic: After murder of husband and father, TN woman says cops gave abuse not protection
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2020, year of the pandemic: After murder of husband and father, TN woman says cops gave abuse not protection

On 8 May, Muthulakshmi's husband Thangaraj and father Palavesam were murdered by a mob of Thevars in Sathankulam's Udayarkulam. This is the same infamous panchayat town where Jeyaraj and his son Benix were killed in police custody

2020, year of the pandemic: How this visually-impaired Chennai woman struggled with daily commute in the face of COVID-19
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2020, year of the pandemic: How this visually-impaired Chennai woman struggled with daily commute in the face of COVID-19

From the moment she steps out of her home till she reaches her Chepauk office, Aruna Devi requires assistance from passersby at multiple points. “That there is still no policy to cater to something as basic as transportation shows that there is no concern for us,” says the Chennai revenue official

2020, year of the pandemic: Forced into COVID duty with a newborn, TN nurse reveals unfair treatment of contractual health workers
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2020, year of the pandemic: Forced into COVID duty with a newborn, TN nurse reveals unfair treatment of contractual health workers

When things went out of control, Sharon, a govt nurse in Tamil Nadu paid Rs 2 lakh to get transferred near her hometown, but her troubles are far from over as she now travels six hours a day to work and back all for a meager salary of Rs 14,000 a month

2020, year of the pandemic: Denied land allotted to her, a differently-abled woman from Sivaganga ostracised
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2020, year of the pandemic: Denied land allotted to her, a differently-abled woman from Sivaganga ostracised

For Rajalakshmi, a woman with a locomotor disability, being forced to leave her rented house in the middle of the lockdown was only the latest chapter in a long story of stigmatisation

2020, year of the pandemic: For Muslims in Madurai, COVID-19 meant widespread stigma, ostracisation
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2020, year of the pandemic: For Muslims in Madurai, COVID-19 meant widespread stigma, ostracisation

"These were our people. What happened to them? How did they turn against us in an instant?," one resident wondered while recalling the pervasive stigma against Muslims during the early days of the pandemic

2020, year of the pandemic: How COVID-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu washed out this farmer's yearly harvest
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2020, year of the pandemic: How COVID-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu washed out this farmer's yearly harvest

For Vijayakumari and her husband Sahadevan, every year is a struggle to survive, but the challenges this year were new