Democracy


'Musahar' Chandeshwar Manjhi

MAPPING INDIA, Bihar I January 2023
Video I 31 Minutes
By Tej Bahadur
Chandeshwar Manjhi, a teacher in Bihar, is working to empower the Musahar community, a marginalized group of roughly 2.2 million people who are among the most oppressed in the state. With a low...Read More  

The Lekshays

Episode 6, ‘The Dinner Table’ I November 2022
Video I 32 Minutes 
By Harshita Rathore
Tenzin Lekshay is one of the 30,000 Tibetan refugees living in Mcleodganj town in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. His family fled to India with the Dalai Lama, along with 80,000 other...Read More  

Being Tribal and Displaced

'Letters,' Chhattisgarh I September 2022
Video I 13 Minutes
By Surabhi Singh and Harshita Rathore

Kartam Kosa, a tribal man from Chhattisgarh state, and his family fled their home in 2005, when fighting between Maoist insurgents and a civilian militia, Salwa Judum, intensified. About 55,000...Read More  

Submerged

MAPPING INDIA, Uttarakhand I August 2022
Video I 11 Minutes
By Mariya Rajan
Sucheta Tomar, a farmer and housewife in Uttarakhand state?s Lohari village, is one of the many residents who lost their ancestral homes due to a hydropower project by the state government. Their...Read More  

Tribal Agency

Episode 4, 'Tribal Agency' I June 2022
Podcast I 30 Minutes
By Anupama Chandrasekaran
Indigenous communities need to have a say in changes being made to their land. An anthropologist, a doctor and a filmmaker who have interacted closely with them, tell us why.

Life in Custody

MAPPING INDIA, Uttar Pradesh I May 2022
Video I Duration - 17 Minutes 
By Tej Bahadur Singh
Police in Uttar Pradesh state arrest, on average, more than 300,000 residents each year, out of which tens of thousands end up in judicial custody as accused. On paper, the State assumes...Read More  

A Deprived Neighbourhood

MAPPING INDIA, Haryana I February 2022
Video I 11 Minutes
By Mariya Rajan
What?s the story of Haryana state?s Nuh district, which is about 60 kilometres from Delhi and yet India?s least developed district? And does the story of this Muslim-majority Mewat region represent...Read More  

Unheard Echoes

Newsreel, Uttarakhand I January 2022
Video I 11 Minutes
By Richard Kujur, Jessica Goel
Duka Devi is nearly 100 years old but her activist spirit appears to be as youthful as it must have been during the ?Chipko? movement she was part of decades ago. In that agitation in Raini village...Read More  

A Cry for Dignity

Newsreel I December 2021
Video I 13 Minutes
By Richard Kujur, Jessica Goel
Kamal Masih, a lawyer practising in a region near India?s border with Pakistan, has represented many victims of discrimination and violence against Dalit Christians in Punjab state. However, Hindu...Read More  

Why are Minorities Attacked in India?

INVESTIGATION I December 2021
Video I 21 Minutes
By Harshita Rathore, Jyoti Jangra, Tej Bahadur Singh

About 200 people barged into a church in Roorkee city?s Solanipuram area in Uttarakhand state on Oct. 3, vandalised its property and beat up Christians, including women. When the Christians filed a...Read More  

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...Read More  

Targeting of Dissenters, Political Opponents in India

Episode 3, ‘Deconstruct’ I September 2021
Podcast I 30 Minutes
By Sayantan Banerjee
Ajoy Ashirwad, The Wire?s political affairs' editor, details a surveillance operation that was uncovered as part of an international collaboration of journalists working on a list of phone numbers...Read More  

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...Read More  

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.
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