Elephant(iasis) in the room

Even though the patients suffer from Elephantiasis, they refuse to consult the doctors, by choice. Shlok Arya Swelled legs, heavy steps and no rest–this is the life of many Shahapur residents suffering from elephantiasis. Situated in the north of Karnataka, Shahapur taluk suffers from elephantiasis, but most of the patients, however, refrain from undertaking the […]

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Jan Aushadhi Yojna not for the ‘Jan’ yet

Economically weaker sections and underprivileged people of Sandur Taluk fail to benefit from the Janaushadhi stores under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana’ (PMBJP). By Batchu Rushali As the day kicks off, Mariamma, a 40-year-old vegetable vendor walks out of her home and sits at her usual place with a basket full of vegetables. After days of […]

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Black and white tales wrapped in colourful threads

Weavers in North-Karnataka still weave in hope of getting fair remuneration for their hardwork.  The weavers face hardship because of the unregulated sector and lack of government policies to preserve this traditional art. Neetu Saini Sitting under the cracked roof of his tin house with rays of sunlight seeping in during the day Mubarak Nabi […]

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Mudhol swallows the bitter pills of HIV and poverty

Mudhol taluk has witnessed an increase in the number of HIV patients in the past five years. While on paper, only 10 per cent are registered with the taluk hospital, doctors estimate that about 30 per cent of the population suffers from this deadly disease that not only affects them physically but also mentally and […]

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Cattle Death: Teaching the community to turn around economically

Heavy rainfall and an inaccessible veterinary hospital forced the cattle raiser community of Sirwar to incur a loss of lakhs of rupees due to bovine malaria. By Arghyadeep Dutta Every day at about two in the afternoon, when the sun is overhead, a thin woman, in her thirties, can be seen running uphill, to her […]

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