From top to bottom: Dr S Aos LKR, Habung Payeng, and Wonder Lapang By Pranjal Sarma Shillong, Meghalaya: With its prospects fast dwindling in the national political scenario, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by Arvind Kejriwal, has set its sights on the Northeast. The assembly elections in Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland are just around[…]
Caption: Visuals of the car burnt by the mob at the outskirts of Kashganj city (picture courtesy: Saurabh Sharma) If not out to pick a fight, why did the motorcycle procession decide to pass through their cramped lane, which is not even a preferred thoroughfare, instead of the main road, they ask. By Saurabh Sharma Kasganj:[…]
As assembly polls knock on the doors of Karnataka, Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland, the Network of Women in Media, India, undertake a workshop for journalists on how to be gender-sensitive while covering the elections, and remind us to not pay mere lip service to women and sexual minorities. Across the five sessions through the day,[…]
By Shatakshi Gawade Bhima-Koregaon, Maharashtra: By the time I reached Bhima-Koregaon on January 2, the riot was more than a day old and new year resolutions were forgotten. Members of the Dalit community who had come to the village on New Year’s day to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Koregaon were attacked,[…]
As we usher in a new year, we take a look back at some of the exciting stories our grassroots reporters helped bring to light in the past twelve months – from bitcoin robberies in small towns to Assam’s flood victims being given a burial in the very waters that killed them, these stories are[…]
In Mansa, hundreds of families have minors who have inherited the debt of their deceased fathers. Though the state government’s compensation policy promises Rs three lakh to the families of farmers who commit suicide, Veerpal is yet to receive any financial assistance.
As a trained stem cell researcher Siddharth Dubey, 27, had an assured scientific career ahead of him. But Dubey, from India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, was quick to realize that the rapid growth of India’s biotechnology industry was creating business opportunities for scientists
Eight-year-old Judy Abdulghani Ali was tough as nails as she bargained with the autorickshaw driver. “Hum 50 nahi 30 rupees denge. Baki log utna hi lete hai, chalna hai to chalo (We’ll give you 30, not 50 rupees, it’s the standard rate, come if you want),” she said
After police had locked him up on charges of murdering a Class 2 student of Ryan International School in Gurugram, bus conductor Ashok Kumar never thought he would walk free. Now out on bail, Ashok narrated how the police brutalised him to make him confess to a murder he claimed he had nothing to do[…]
Loud protests erupted at a voting booth in Meerut and continued throughout the day when a voter realised that no matter which button was being pressed on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), the vote was only getting registered to the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).