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Dalits burn down Citizenship Amendment Act in Meerut

Dalit leader from Meerut, Dr. Sushil Gautam was arrested for 3 days in Meerut for protesting against #CAA. After Sushil was released, he along with other activists from Blue Panthers burnt down copies of #CAA saying this is the second Manu Smriti and deserves to be burnt down the way Baba Saheb burnt down the […]

Kandhla’s Dussehra Fair is a symbol of Hindu-Muslim Unity

Every year, a fair is organised in the Shamli district’s Kandhla township on the occasion on Dussehra. Despite Kandhla being a muslim majority town, a major chunk of the shopkeepers and the people coming to see the fair are muslim. This fair, which has been organised here for more than 100 years, has become a […]

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 […]

Election 2019 Trailer

The election season is here and Chalchitra Abhiyaan is all geared up for it. We are committed to make this election an election of people and their issues and not of popular rhetoric. Hence, during the next one month, we will be traveling to various parts of Uttar Pradesh, from Gorakhpur, the bastion of UP […]

Jan Ragini 3- Inflation’s Assault

This ragini portrays the condition of our worsening economy today and focuses on the plight of the working class. Using a folk form with accessible lyrics, it tells us how the poor in this country are finding it extremely difficult to survive, even more so with the increasing inflation and corruption in every sphere. A […]

Jan Ragini 2

This people’s ragini reflects the condition of today’s youth, who, in spite of getting an education are unemployed and vision-less. The ragini reflects the condition of the youth in the context of today’s economic crisis with great sensitivity. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan production. Crew- Abhishek Indrekar, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Mohd. Shakib Rangrez, Piyush Nagpal

Crowdfunding for Chalchitra Abhiyaan

To support ChalChitra Abhiyaan, click on this link- contribute.crowdnewsing.com/fundraiser/CCA ChalChitra Abhiyaan website link- www.chalchitraabhiyaan.com ChalChitra Abhiyaan is a film and media collective based out of Western Uttar Pradesh in India. The collective produces a range of video formats like documentary films, news features, interviews and live broadcasts. We try to bring to the fore local issues […]

Jan Ragini 1

Crew:  Abhishek Indrekar, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Piyush Nagpal, Vishal Kumar This Ragini portrays the condition of the farmers today. The farmer and his predicament can be felt in the Ragini. From the daily struggles of the farmer to the need to put up a resistance, Master Brijendra Ailum in this Ragini, states that there is no […]

Muavza

Crew: Hegan Desa, Imran Khan, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Shaunak Sen On the 7th and 8th of September, 2013, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Western Uttar Pradesh saw their worst ever riots since independence. Independent sources reveal that over 100 people were killed and nearly 80,000 displaced. Over 90% of the victims were Muslims. The trauma for […]

Savitri’s Sisters at Azaadi Kooch

Crew: Abhishek Indrekar, Imran Khan,  Nakul Singh Sawhney One year after the public flogging of Dalits at Una in Gujarat, a call was given for the ‘Azadi Kooch’ yatra (march). The yatra traveled through several towns and villages of Mehsana and Banaskantha districts of the state. The main demand being the handing over of land which […]