The most striking aspect of Wilderness Tales from Similipal is a vivid picture of the forests that Satyesh Naik weaves through his words, so charming that you’re left wanting to visit a forest right away.
As part of the peace-building movement, groups will travel to sites of mass violence and lynchings to urge people to stand by the minorities and the most vulnerable.
Activists opposed to displacement and mining in Gadchiroli speak about the new wave of state repression, adivasi culture, their own struggles with higher education, government policies and people’s movements.
With increasing instances of atrocities against minorities in a number of states – lawyers, activists and others have come together to chalk out a plan to aggressively tackle the violence.
In Mahuadand, a town in western Jharkhand, MNREGA contractors’ crimes are seen to stem from their religion, not from their trade.
The Gadchiroli couple who had alleged that two women from Chattisgarh had been detained and assaulted by Maharashtra’s C-60 commandos has now been arrested.
Demonetisation has disrupted the migration pattern of Dalits and Adivasis in Bundelkhand.
Reservation might not solve the problems of the Marathas, given that they are rooted in a failure of economic policies, and not social marginalisation
The film depicts the rousing anti-caste movement in Ichchapur , where a first-of-its-kind Shudra collective is boycotting the village’s Brahmins.
The music of Hazarika defined and shaped the culture of Assam in some of its most crucial junctures.
Hegde, a renowned environmental activist discusses living as a farmer, being a part of numerous social movements, and registering the slow transformation of the political and ecological terrain of Karnataka.
All agree that Rajita Usendi, a local Maoist commander in Gadchiroli, was trapped in a hut and consumed by fire. But beyond that simple story lies a more complex tale.
Shekhar, an acclaimed young writer from Jharkhand, says that the BJP’s new domicile policy in the state may pave the way for further anti-adivasi action.
In letters to Raman Singh, the CPI and CPI (M) accuse the state police of vengeful action against researchers Nandini Sundar and Archana Prasad, who were a part of a delegation that visited Bastar to enquire into human rights violations.
The citizen’s collective Wada Na Todo Abhiyan has painstakingly documented the systematic budgetary cuts in social welfare programmes over the last two years and has called out the government’s pro-corporate policies that have marginalised the poor further.
Two adivasis, armed to hunt as custom demands of them, in a forest that is theirs, were automatically identified as Naxalites and shot fatally. For them, their families and friends, justice remains to be done.
The Assam assembly election results will be out soon and if the coverage we saw in the ‘national’ media during the campaign is anything to go by, we are likely to be treated to instant, distant and sometimes misleading analyses on what the vote means.
Intimidation mars mass village surrenders as the police takes advantage of CPI Maoist failures in the district.
Indian cities are on slow but sure paths towards religious- and caste-based crises. To ensure just and harmonious social growth, it is vital to reverse current trends.
To ensure the promise of India is accorded to all her people, it is imperative to pay heed to Gandhi’s insistence on a socio-political revolution to affect an organic transformation in India’s social consciousness and to Ambedkar’s faith in the State as a means to guarantee not only equality of opportunity but also of outcome.
Tanushree Bhasin travels through Lalgarh in Bengal, capturing the lives of the adivasis who continue to be denied their basic constitutional rights.
The Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group has alleged that the SIT constituted by the state police to investigate a chemical attack on Soni Sori has resorted to harassing her relatives, and has illegally detained her sister and brother-in-law.
What is also certain is that public investment in education and health is distinctly inadequate and undermines India’s development model.
UNICEF findings suggest that almost two-thirds of all maternal deaths occur in tribal communities; despite this, policymakers have been slow to recognise the need for targeted policies to address this problem