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Shamli’s Pride: Girls Admitted to JNU and DU

Three young women students from Shamli district’s Rajkiya Mahila Degree College, Kandhla have just got admission for their MA in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University. This is a big achievement given that women in these parts of Western Uttar Pradesh are discouraged from studying further. The three women are from different marginalised […]

‘Politics of Religion will fail’ Aftab Alam

ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks with Aftab Alam, Mahagathbandhan’s candidate from CPI(ML) in Aurai constituency in Bihar. Aftab Alam says that core issues in this election are health, education and the poor quality bridges in his constituency. He says that politics of caste and religions will fail in Bihar in this assembly election. Crew- Mohd. Shakib Rangrez, […]

‘Education, Health, Employment are Bihar’s Issues’

ChalChitra Abhiyaan interviews Mahagathbandhan’s Congress candidate from Jale, Bihar, Dr. Mashkoor Usmani. Dr. Mashkoor Usmani is probably the youngest candidate in Bihar elections this time. He was formerly the president of AMUSU. He says education, health and employment will be core electoral issues in Bihar assembly elections.   Crew- Mohd. Shakib Rangrez, Nakul Singh Sawhney, […]

‘New India treads Bhagat Singh-Ambedkar’s Path’

ChalChitra Abiyaan interviews Dipankar Bhattacharya, CPI(ML) Liberation’s general secretary. He says that issues of employment, healthcare and education will take precedence over issues of caste and religion. He also talks about the future of the left movement in India. He says that there is a global ascendancy of the left, and in India too, the […]

Bihar: Why are Dalits angry with NDA

ChalChitra Abhiyaan interviews Dalits from Agiaon constituency in Bhojpur district of Bihar. Dalits across ages express anger with the NDA government and they say that they will vote for Manoj Manzil and defeat the NDA government. Crew- Md. Shakib Rangrez, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Vishal Kumar

Why are Dalits protesting against NRC, CAA and NPR?

Massive protests have erupted across the country since the government passed the Citizenship Amemndment Act (CAA) in December 2018. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan talks to people belonging to the Dalit community in Western UP to understand why they are protesting against the act. Crew – Mohd. Shakib, Nakul Sawhney, Rahul Sherwal, Vishal Kumar

Working class of Shamli – Potter

To understand the lives of the working class in Shamli, Chalchitra Abhiyaan presents ‘The Working Class of Shamli’, a multi-part series. Vijaypal is the last potter in District Shamli’s Nala village, but he is now facing many difficulties in continuing this traditional business, due to which his work is on the verge of closure. Crew […]

Will Dalit students not be able to study anymore ?

According to the latest order by the Uttar Pradesh government, only those SC/ST students who score more than 60% marks will be eligible for scholarships. In this video, the team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan discusses this order with 4 Dalit activists. Crew – Aryan Mahtta, Mohd Shakib, Rahul Sherwal, Vishal Kumar

Trailer:Will Dalit students not be able to study anymore?

According the latest order by the Uttar Pradesh government, only those SC/ST students who score more than 60% marks will be eligible for scholarships. The team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan discusses this order with 4 Dalit activists. You can find the entire video on ChalChitra Abhiyaan’s YouTube Page on 25 Ocotber 2019 at 10am. Crew – […]

ChalChitra Abhiyaan- Our Journey so Far

The idea of ChalChitra Abhiyaan germinated soon after the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013, when we realised how social media (and even sections of mainstream media) were being used to vitiate the atmosphere and instigate riots. Many felt the need for a social media presence an alternate media in Western UP which could raise real issues […]