Oh! the lost wanderers

North Karnataka’s Sindagi Taluk of Bijapur district is swiftly losing its small local communities, as many over the period of time have shifted to neighbouring districts and states owing to the drought prone unfertilized lands. Kurian Joe Seasonal migration has become a trend among the socio-economic backward communities of Sindagi Taluk. With lack of remuneration […]

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Villages Stink, Sindagi Still ‘Aswachh’

Villages in Sindagi taluk do not have solid or liquid waste management which results in clogged drains. While villagers complain of lack of proper waste disposal and accumulated waste which brings hosts of mosquito-borne diseases, the authorities blame them for the problem. By Shalu Chowrasia, April 06, 2020, Every morning, with the rising sun in […]

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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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