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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...  

Why are Universities Under Attack?

Newsreel I October 2021
Video I 26 Minutes
By Asad Ashraf, Tej Bahadur Singh

Prof. Apoorvanand from Delhi University speaks to Newsreel Asia’s Asad Ashraf on the idea of university and why and how universities are under attack in India.

Ashiyana

Newsreel I September 2021
Video I 33 Minutes
By Jessica Goel, Richard Kujur

Mohammed Arif, a resident of Khori Gaon village in the northern state of Haryana, awaits the demolition of his house, just as more than 100,000 other area residents do after the Supreme Court of India’s ruling that the village sits 'illegally' on a forest land.

Show Me the Way Home

Newsreel I August 2021
Video I 15 Minutes
By Asad Ashraf, Tej Bahadur Singh

A young Rohingya man, Ali Johar, fled persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and later made his way to India, as he had heard that Indian people and their government were kind-hearted. Did he, and his fellow refugees, experience that kindness?

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.

Lives at Risk

Newsreel I July 2021
Video I 10 Minutes
By Asad Ashraf, Surabhi Singh

Kaazim Ahmad, a 62-year-old man, is stripped and beaten with a blunt object due to his Muslim identity in Noida city near Delhi.

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.

Deepak Kumar Nehra

Newsreel, June 2021
Video I 12 Minutes
By Abhishek Yadav

Deepak Kumar Nehra, a farmer from the northern Haryana state, is on his way to Delhi to join the farmers’ protest to express solidarity with fellow farmers speaking out against three new farm laws, but he falls off his tractor and dies. He’s one of the many farmers who’ve died while protesting.

Selfless Service

Newsreel I May 2021
Video I 14 Minutes
By Surabhi Singh, Abhishek Yadav

At the height of the COVID-19 infections and deaths in India, a Sikh group, called Hemkunt Foundation, together with young volunteers, save lives amid what is being seen as a gross neglect by the government.

The Curious Case of Power Cuts

Newsreel I May 2021
Video I 9 Minutes
By Richard Kujur, Jessica Goel

Despite being a power “surplus” country, India has many parts that experience power cuts. India adds to its generating capacity every year but the effort appears to be futile.

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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