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Denied All Social Security, Old Widow Dies of Hunger in Purulia

On this 15th of August, as the rulers of the nation were busy thumping their ‘big chests’ screaming sermons of world leadership and patriotism, Bimala Pandey, an old widow in Purulia, West Bengal, died of hunger while begging for a morsel of rice at her last moments. Starvation deaths are intimately linked with non-deliverance of […]


‘The exploitative class in Bastar has always been the non-tribals’ – An interview with journalist Kamal Shukla. Part 1.

Kamal Shukla is a Bastar based journalist. He is the editor of ‘Bhumkal Samachar’ newspaper, published from Kanker. Shukla also writes for several local and national news portals, and heads an organisation – the Patrakar Suraksha Kanoon Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti – which seeks a law to protect journalists in the Bastar region. Shukla was recently […]