Lives on Fire

Newsreel I October 2021
Video I 14 Minutes
By Tej Bahadur Singh

A seven-year-old girl witnesses her mother’s death after a portion of land caves in, burying her under debris in Jharia coalfields in India's...  

Long Walk to School

Episode 3, Ruled-Out Women I September 2021
Video I 7 Minutes
By Mariya Rajan

Nikita Mehra treks for half an hour every day to reach the nearest road above her house in Almora district of the northern state of Uttarakhand, only to walk six more kilometres to attend school. Many other girls, however, have dropped out of school due to safety concerns.

Trapped Away from Home

Episode 1, ‘Trafficked’ I September 2021
Video I 16 Minutes
By Harshita Rathore, Jyoti Jangra, Richard Kujur

Two underage girls from India’s eastern state of Jharkhand narrate how they were trafficked from the tribal-majority district of Gumla to the country’s city of Delhi for domestic work.

Kashmiriyat Fractured

Episode 1, ‘Displaced’ I September 2021
Video I 24 Minutes
By Ganesh Rajaraman, Jessica Goel, Surabhi Singh

Three decades after his brutal displacement, Rajinder Koul Premi, a Hindu from Kashmir, is still looking for answers, especially what led to the collapse of the region’s syncretic society? Will he get the answers? Will he be able to reconcile with the loss?

Long Walk to Water

Episode 2, ‘Ruled-Out Women’ I September 2021
Video I 18 Minutes
By Mariya Rajan, Abhishek Yadav

Series host Mariya Rajan goes for an arduous walk on the mountains of Uttarakhand state’s Almora district with a local resident, Janaki Devi, who fetches water three times a day from the nearest stream that is kilometres away.

Where’s My Loo?

Episode 1, ‘Ruled-Out Women’ I September 2021
Video I 9 Minutes
By Mariya Rajan, Abhishek Yadav

Kusum and Pinki are just two of the millions of women in rural India who do not have access to a toilet. The two live in a village in the northern state of Haryana, which according to the Indian government, is open-defecation free. Local activist Sameer Bakshi’s family raises the issue.

Rukmini S. on Coronavirus Deaths in India

Episode 2, ‘Deconstruct’ I July 2021
Podcast I 25 Minutes
By Sayantan Banerjee

Data journalist Rukmini S. at unearths facts that signalled a clear spike in deaths due to the coronavirus. A mix of on-the-ground reporting and data analysis tells us what the government didn’t want us to know.

The Curious Case of Water Crisis

Newsreel I July 2021
Video I 13 Minutes
By Richard Kujur, Jessica Goel

The lives of the people from a small community in Delhi revolve around waiting for the water truck – their only source of water – to arrive. It’s supposed to come daily, but it doesn’t.

Mridula Chari: Why Many Indians are Still Famished?

Episode 1, ‘Deconstruct’ I July 2021
Podcast I 22 Minutes
By Sayantan Banerjee

Journalist Mridula Chari talks about her recently published long-form essay ‘Famished’, a meticulous documentation of the hungry millions in India in

On Election Duty

Newsreel I June 2021
Video I 9 Minutes
By Tej Bahadur Singh

A tragedy strikes Mahima Gupta after her husband, Neeraj Gupta, a government employee, is sent on election duty amid a raging pandemic.

Help Never Arrived

Newsreel I May 2021
Video I 15 Minutes
By Richard Kujur, Jessica Goel

A young journalist, Rahul Suryawanshi, shares about the efforts he made to save the life of his father, Toran Singh Suryawanshi, a government school teacher who gets infected with COVID-19 after going on a vaccine-awareness duty.

What are Hospitals Hiding?

Newsreel I May 2021
Video I 10 Minutes
By Abhishek Yadav, Surabhi Singh

While relatives of COVID-19 patients complain hospitals are not giving any information except the news of them passing away, doctors at the government-run Meerut Medical College in Uttar Pradesh state consider it a crime when reporters seek answers.

Life in a Village

Newsreel I May 2021
Video I 11 Minutes
By Abhishek Yadav, Surabhi Singh

The second wave of the coronavirus in India appears to be beginning to subside in cities, but the spread of COVID-19, it seems, is shifting to villages, which look even more unprepared (than cities) to deal with the crisis.
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