Tag: COVID-19

Where the Mainstream Media Could Not Reach: How Local Information Travelled...

Community media filled the gaps left by the Indian mainstream media while documenting local issues and responses to COVID-19.

Has Healthcare Finally Received the Importance it Deserves in the Union...

As Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman finds herself at a unique moment in India’s history. She has just announced a Union Budget bearing a number...

ASHA Workers and the Burden of Unpaid Care Work

Health workers such as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), among others, have been part of the National Health Mission (NHM) since 2005. An ASHA...

2020: Like Never Before, a Year of Despair and Hope

2020 has seen an interregnum never before experienced by humanity—it has been a year in which despair and hope, and callousness and caring have...

On Writing Ground Stories from Home

I move between worlds. Anybody who reads, watches movies, or writes, would know what I mean. Physically, you’d be occupying the space around you,...

Who Will Protect the Mental Justice of Deprived Communities?

Growing up, I would never have a fitting response for my school friends when they laughed at me for spending hours in line to...

The Fight for Clean Air in the City of Joy

Over the years, Kolkata has celebrated Diwali and Kali Puja—which fall between October to November—with religious vigor, accompanied by the carefree bursting of fireworks....

Delayed Today for a Disaster Tomorrow: Communicating Climate Change

Climate change is the biggest existential threat to mankind; the possible impacts are so severe and profound that they are even beyond one’s comprehension....

Project Awareness: Addressing Mental Health Literacy in a School in Rural...

As early as 1954, the first director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Brock Chisholm famously stated that “without mental health, there can...

African Swine Fever, COVID-19, & Floods: How NGOs & Volunteers Are...

While the country tackles the pandemic, in Assam, COVID-19 is just one amongst three disasters the state has faced this year.  Early in February, Assam...