When hope becomes the biggest threat

The wait for the jobs and electricity promised by the National Thermal Power Corporation seems never ending for the residents of five villages in Vijaypura’s Basavana Bagewadi. 22-year old Maheboob Hattarakihal has lived all his life in Vijaypura’s Kudagi village. He works as a maintenance helper in the village’s controversial National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) […]

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Farm safety: Ignorance is not bliss

A generic ignorance of the hazards involved in pesticide inhalation and lack of awareness about safety still prevails among the third-generation of post-independence farmers. Skin burns, nausea, headache and dizziness were found to be the most common impacts. By Taru Jain Over the last few decades, post the Green Revolution in 1970s, farmers across the […]

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Basavanna Bagewadi: No Country for Devanga Weavers

Basavana Bagewadi: by Kaustav Roy  As the world moves towards Artificial Intelligence and Internet-of-Things, there are parts of it which are struggling to exist. This story takes you through one such journey about the Devanga weavers in Karnataka’s Basavanna Bagewadi.It aims to showcase their struggles and compromises as they try to keep pace with this […]

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