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Crushed Aspirations, Academic Chaos In Bihar

MAPPING INDIA, Bihar I January 2023
Video I 17 Minutes
By Jyoti Jangra
Adarsh Kumar, a self-motivated, bright student from Bihar, aspires to pull his family out of poverty. However, he has little more than his resolve to take him closer to his dream, by serving in the...Read More  

Those Who Stay Behind

MAPPING INDIA, Bihar I January 2023
Video I 44 Minutes
By Surabhi Singh

Neelam Devi, from India's Bihar state, and her family were once unable to afford basic necessities such as oil for cooking, clothing, and even soap for personal hygiene. This dire situation forced...Read More  

'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  

'Musahar' Chandeshwar Manjhi Trailer

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  

Uprooted

MAPPING INDIA, Himachal Pradesh I December 2022
Video I 18 Minutes
By Jyoti Jangra
Ravinder Kumar Mehra, a resident of Himachal Pradesh state, still feels uprooted, 50 years after his family was displaced from their land. Tens of thousands of other families also continue to pay...Read More  

Cart Puller

Episode 2, ‘Dihadi’ I December 2022
Video I 9 Minutes
By Abhinav Sharma

More than 41,000 daily-wage workers died by suicide in India in 2021, as per the government?s National Crime Records Bureau, which also showed these workers form the country?s largest group among...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  

Delhi: Through the Lens of Gender

MAPPING INDIA, Delhi I September 2022
Video I 23 Minutes
By Jyoti Jangra

Shreya went through panic attacks after being sexually harassed by men in Delhi, India?s national capital which is also known as the country?s most unsafe city for women. Her fear led her to look...Read More  

Punjab’s Cancerous Growth

MAPPING INDIA, Punjab I September 2022
Video I 18 Minutes
By Tej Bahadur Singh

Harsimranjit Singh spent much of his youth looking after his father, who had cancer. Fazilka, where he lives, is one of the 11 districts that comprise Punjab state's "cancer belt," the Malwa...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  

Mountains to Dust

MAPPING INDIA, Punjab  I August 2022
Video I 17 Minutes
By Jyoti Jangra
Radheshyam Shukhlawas, a farmer-turned-activist, lives in Rajasthan state?s Shukhlawas village in Kotputli district. People in his village and surrounding areas are dying one after another, as...Read More  

Till Debt Do Us Part

MAPPING INDIA, Punjab  I July 2022
Video I 19 Minutes
By Ganesh Rajaraman
Deep in debt, Gurjeet Kaur?s father lost hope, and interest, in life. Kaur?s brother, who inherited the debt, followed suit. Like Kaur, thousands of women in the agricultural state of Punjab have...Read More  

Delhi-Bound

MAPPING INDIA, Delhi  I July 2022
Video I 18 Minutes
By Abhishek Yadav
Munna Singh, 19, a second-generation migrant worker, is a full-time supplier of water bottles and a part-time dog walker in the slums of Govindpuri, Delhi. As he is working hard to make ends meet...Read More  

Shattered Dreams

MAPPING INDIA, Haryana  I July 2022
Video I 29 Minutes
By Surabhi Singh
Sunil Kumar, 22 and Neeraj Jangra, 24, are two of the hundreds of thousands of unemployed youth in the predominantly agricultural state of Haryana who have dreams tied to their ability to earn a...Read More  

The Caste and Its Cost

MAPPING INDIA, Uttar Pradesh I June 2022
Video I 23 Minutes
By Tej Bahadur
Jaihind, Ramesh and Baburam live in Uttar Pradesh state, which reported 12,714 cases of atrocities against Dalits in 2020, the highest in India, as per the government data. The three men, from the...Read More  

Digging for Hope

MAPPING INDIA, Haryana I June 2022
Video I 12 Minutes 
By Jyoti Jangra

Sudhir Yadav is a farmer who lives in one of the 78 sub-districts of Haryana state where the groundwater is depleting faster than it can replenish. Yet, like other farmers, he had no option but to...Read More  

Women Suffer the Most: Rajasthan State’s Water Crisis

MAPPING INDIA, Haryana  I June 2022
Video I 10 Minutes
By Abhishek Yadav, Harshita Rathore
Few kilometres from the India-Pakistan border, people in Barmer district of the western state of Rajasthan face extreme water shortage. In scorching heat, women in this desert area spend several...Read More  

Poverty Trap

MAPPING INDIA, Uttar Pradesh I May 2022
Video I 12 Minutes
By Tej Bahadur Singh
The story of Satish Kumar, a young man who lives in a small village in Uttar Pradesh state?s Chandauli district, shows how tens of millions of people in India are trapped in the cycle of poverty,...Read More  

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  

Rahima

MAPPING INDIA, Uttar Pradesh I Feb 2022
Video I 17 Minutes 
By Jyoti Jangra
Sheeraz Ali's eight-year-old daughter, Rahima, fell ill with a "mysterious" viral fever, which spread like a wild fire among children in Uttar Pradesh state's Firozabad district in August 2021. In...Read More  

Dinner With the Kaurs

Episode 5, ‘The Dinner Table’ I February 2022
Video I 17 Minutes 
By Harshita Rathore, Richard Kujur, Abhishek Yadav
Nirmal Kaur, a Sikh woman, was just 13 years old when she witnessed her father?s killing during an anti-Sikh massacre in 1984 after the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by...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  

Dinner With the Kerkettas

Episode 4, ‘The Dinner Table’ I February 2022
Video I 21 Minutes
By Harshita Rathore, Richard Kujur, Jyoti Jangra, Tej Bahadur Singh
Reena Kerketta, one of India?s 6.6 million tribal Christians, is recovering from a severe head injury she sustained after an attack in her home in the tribal-majority Khunti district in the eastern...Read More  

Pahadin

MAPPING INDIA, Uttarakhand I January 2022
Video I 31 Minutes
By Surabhi Singh
Lakshmi Gauniyal's day starts at dawn and she rests only after dusk. She does all the work, from preparing meals to cutting wood from trees to sowing seeds in their agricultural field and earning...Read More  

Siliguri

Episode 4, ‘Trafficked’ I January 2022
Video I 10 Minutes
By Mariya Rajan, Abhishek Yadav
Host Mariya Rajan?s quick visit to three hamlets near lush green tea gardens in Siliguri city and surrounding areas reveal that at least one child has gone ?missing? in each of them. Was it just a...Read More  

In the Guise of Love

Episode 3, ‘Trafficked’ I December 2021
Video I 13 Minutes
By Surabhi Singh
Shaheen (not her real name) is one of many women in West Bengal state?s Murshidabad district who believe that when men propose for marriage, they do so out of true love, not knowing that it could...Read More  

Sex Trafficking in Mumbai

Episode 2, ‘Trafficked’ I November 2021
Video I 14 Minutes
By Mariya Rajan
Shama (name changed) and her underage daughter are brought from West Bengal state to Mumbai city by human traffickers with the promise of a job. Soon they find themselves in separate brothels....Read More  

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....Read More  

Dinner with the Jatavs

Episode 3, ‘The Dinner Table’ I November 2021
Video I 23 Minutes
By Harshita Rathore, Richard Kujur, Jyoti Jangra
Jawahar Singh Jatav, one of the more than 160 million Dalit people in India, is still recovering from his injuries after he and his family were attacked for drinking water from a tap inside a...Read More  

The Unequal Half

MAPPING INDIA I October 2021
Video I 12 Minutes
By Mariya Rajan
A young woman, Barkha (not her real name), goes through discrimination and sexual abuse at home, which, an activist says, may serve as anecdotes about what many girls and women in the north Indian...Read More  

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.

Long Walk to Water

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

Dinner with the Kaws

Episode 2, ‘The Dinner Table’ I July 2021
Video I 27 Minutes
By Harshita Rathore, Ganesh Rajaraman, Abhishek
Fleeing Kashmir in 1990, as over 70,000 other families did under threat from violence by Islamist militants, the Kaw family resettled in the northern India but they still miss their ?home.? Host...Read More  
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