Farmers march in Maharashtra as agrarian crisis deepens

Above: Kisanrao Mhaske, 67, standing in his tur farm. He says he has lost 50-60% Kharif crop this year. By Ashvita Singh (Twitter: @ashvita) Mumbai, Maharashtra: When over 30,000 farmers decided to march on foot from Nashik to Mumbai in the sweltering heat of early March this year, the protest put India’s glaring agrarian crisis at[…]

AAP hopeful the winds of ‘change’ it promises in the Northeast will help change its own destiny

  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[…]

Hindu youth in Kasganj planned chaos, Muslims contend

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:[…]

Gender-sensitive reportage 101

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,[…]

How the Koregaon incident changed my memory of the village

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,[…]