Migrant workers priority to reach home – Will they ever return?

“We are getting very less salary and the landlords in whose home we resided here didn’t waive the rent. So that is the reason why I am going back to my native... Read more »

81 year old Sikh Guru feeds 2 mn people on National Highway-7

A regular ‘langar’ for years, it was only from the March 24 lockdown that it became a saviour for thousands of hungry people including stranded migrants, travelers, truckers and villagers. By Quaid... Read more »

When migrants fight for a packet of food: Migrant disaster in pics by Mahesh Bhat

Samyuktha tells me that there are few toilets for thousands of people. When I was looking at the sea of humanity and their outstretched hands for food, I was reminded of the... Read more »

Shramik Special trains see tragedy of dead and joy of new live

A woman traveling back to her native place by Shramik Special train, on Thursday, gave birth to a baby girl, railway officials said. By Anand Singh  Patna, May 28 (IANS) A woman... Read more »

Man converts dhaba into langar for returning migrant labourers

The owner of the dhaba in Majhanpura village near Manjhi has locked the cash counter for the people eating here after the lockdown. Singh told IANS: “I get self-satisfaction by doing this.... Read more »

Man pedals 1,350 km to reach home

Mandal a resident of Malda district of West Bengal, was thrown out of his job as a motor mechanic by his employer in a New Delhi garage. When lockdown was imposed he... Read more »

Special trains keep railway employees busy in Mumbai

“It’s difficult but its a good thing because there are lakhs of migrants who want to go back home. You see them and you know how desperate they are. The government might... Read more »

Tribal families earning livelihood through leaves

Urmila Devi of Bozhi village of Borrio block of Sahibganj district in Jharkhand along with members of her family and other villagers walks for nearly two and a half kilometres to the... Read more »

Cinema — community-wise…

Even as his films made in Punjabi, Haryanvi and Pahari continue to travel to Canada, France, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, England, America and Greece, the director whose cinema focusses on subjects... Read more »

A summer of discontent for these potter brothers

“The summer seems to be passing off silently without giving us any return,” says Siyaram Prajapati, one of the two brothers, with a heavy voice. He says he and his brother have... Read more »

COVID -19: Sanitation workers battle societal stigma and ostracisation

The spread of the novel coronavirus has sanitation workers very worried. But, being frontline workers, they don’t have the privilege of staying at home. They are among the least paid workers, with... Read more »

Farmers in Himalayan peaks go for long shelf-life peas

The entire Spiti Valley is populated mainly by tribals. The climatic conditions of the district are harsh as much of the land forms part of a cold desert where the mercury drops... Read more »

India Craft Week holds worldwide preview during lockdown

The Crafting Futures program supports the future of craft and livelihoods. In India, our program broadly aligns with the Indian government’s agenda of supporting local artisans and giving them global exposure. New... Read more »

A man from humble background feeds hundreds of poor people

A Dalit, chowkidar Sanjay Ram chose another extremely poor Dalit hamlet in Kolhuwa, where he fed 300 people on Saturday and another 300 on Sunday and said he would do this again... Read more »

Enterprising rural woman mass producing face masks

The COVID-19 crisis has spurred an entrepreneurial wave across the country. Rural women, particularly the enterprising ones like Chanda among them, have also jumped on board. They are, in fact, better placed... Read more »

Trans-Himalayas pose challenge to Covid-19 warriors in Himachal

Sometimes the frontline Covid-19 ‘warriors’ have to traverse on horseback to reach remote habitations. BY VISHAL GULATI Persistent snow in hundreds of hamlets spread over the Himalayan peaks of Himachal Pradesh is... Read more »

This small tribal town used puppetry & social media to beat Covid-19

The traditional methods of puppet shows and chitra katha were invoked to help out in the crisis. By Archana Sharma Jaipur, April 20 (IANS) Dungarpur, a tribal dominated district, is silently shooing... Read more »

Marathwadi women saw COVID-19 as an opportunity to scale their work

Many of these women saw COVID-19 as an opportunity to scale their work and use their insights to prepare their communities for the long battle ahead and steer them through the impending... Read more »

The Story of a Dalit in the RSS – Bhanwar Meghwanshi’s book

It was rare, if ever, for swayamsevaks from backward castes, Dalits or of tribal origin to make it to the top echelons of the sangh and then go on ahead to become... Read more »

Cong sets up kitchens to feed poor, connect with people

IYC National Media Coordinator Amrish Ranjan Pandey said, “The IYC urges fellow citizens to join hands to help meet the needs of our poor and needy brethren.” New Delhi, April 16 (IANS)... Read more »