How Atmashakti Trust is feeding needy people to overcome hunger amidst COVID-19

An NGO based in Noida has restarted its ‘Mission Rahat’ covid relief campaign to support slum residents of Noida region with Dry ration kits for 4 weeks: Amid the second wave of Covid-19, Atmashakti Trust, an NGO in Noida has restarted its ‘Mission Rahat’ covid relief campaign to support slum residents of Noida region with … Continue reading How Atmashakti Trust is feeding needy people to overcome hunger amidst COVID-19

Need to accelerate health education-related activities amidst COVID-19 in rural areas

Letter to Gujarat chief secretary Anil Mukim and principal secretary, health and family welfare, Jayanti S Ravi on the need to accelerate health education-related activities amidst COVID-19, especially in rural areas: Through this letter we would like to bring to your notice following points based on our constant contact with the poor in rural areas: … Continue reading Need to accelerate health education-related activities amidst COVID-19 in rural areas

Can zero waste happen? Journey of Zero Waste Management in Vidarbha

By Jyoti Mhapsekar, Gazala Paul* When a few women activists from Mumbai launched Stree Mukti Sanghatana, little did they know that they were going to be pioneers in urban zero waste management. Stree Mukti Sanghatana (SMS) meaning ‘Women’s Liberation Organisation’ was established in 1975 by Jyoti Mhapsekar, Sharada Sathe and others to bring women’s issues … Continue reading Can zero waste happen? Journey of Zero Waste Management in Vidarbha

Hope shines in Maharashtra’s worst-hit Nagpur district to heal corona scars

By Moin Qazi* The catastrophe unfolding of the pandemic appears to be the worst-case scenario that many feared: the second wave coronavirus has rapidly slid into a devastating crisis as the disease continues to rampage. The infections have spread so fast that overwhelmed hospitals are unbearably full; medicine is running out; supplies of lifesaving oxygen running low … Continue reading Hope shines in Maharashtra’s worst-hit Nagpur district to heal corona scars

Indubhai’s writings can become historical resourceful encyclopaedia of social movements of Gujarat

By Martin Macwan* We, his friends and colleagues, lovingly called him Indubhai. He is no more. The vacuum created by his departure into a shrinking space for social activism will be difficult to fill. In his 77 year age, he spent 41 long years, serving the most marginalized through multiple activities, especially through his writings. … Continue reading Indubhai’s writings can become historical resourceful encyclopaedia of social movements of Gujarat

End vendetta politics towards Harsh Mander and the Centre for Equity Studies

Civil Society statement for Harsh Mander/Centre for Equity Studies: Stop vendetta politics against civil society and persecution of citizens associated with civil society: One of the most disturbing trends in India in the recent years, along with the decline in Constitutional values and shrinking space for civil society, is the demonisation and persecution of activists … Continue reading End vendetta politics towards Harsh Mander and the Centre for Equity Studies

Annapurna Movement: An insight into the road less travelled by

By Shray Sibal* “Somewhere ages and ages hence:/ Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” -- Robert Frost It is always interesting to come across someone who has taken the path less travelled by, in my case this interesting experience … Continue reading Annapurna Movement: An insight into the road less travelled by