Month: January 2020

Fighting Fake News

As a news verification trainer, spreading awareness among journalists and journalism students, I  have realised that spreading misinformation and disinformation has become an industry in itself. Though Google News Initiative (GNI) against fake news, in partnership with Internews and DataLeads, has trained 15,000 journalists and journalism students in the pastContinue Reading

Richa Singh, a social activist, who is also a member of Sangtin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan, Sitapur, U.P. spoke about ‘State-sponsored Terrorism’ on Thursday at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Bandra. Richa Singh and the other activists from U.P narrated the eyewitness accounts of the State Police’s atrocities against protesters of theContinue Reading

Government Ashram School at Dehre

Situated in the Jawhar Taluka in Palghar, the Government Ashram School at Dehre welcomes you with its vibrant walls adorned with the Warli paintings and artistic strokes of the Adivasi students that study here. The traditional stick figures playing the culturally significant Tarpa instrument or performing the Warli dance orContinue Reading

In the Warli mythology it is said that when God was creating mankind, he gave the Warli communities a plough, therefore, they became the ‘Kulambi-farmers’. This belief seems to run true for the people of Jawhar Talika’s Wangadpada village who devote their time and energy in cultivating crops for theirContinue Reading

The homes and nature centric lives of the Wangads of Wangadpada

Their cow-dung plastered wooden walls and hay-lined roofs… their traditional customs of keeping their cattle and livestock indoors… their livelihood avenues… their food… their religious beliefs… their toys and tools… Every aspect of the lives of Wangadpada’s Warli tribes reflects their age-old dependence on and reverence for the nature andContinue Reading