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Kandhla’s Dalit-Muslims celebrate Ravidas Jayanti together

On the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti, the Dalit community of Kandhla – a town in Shamli’s district of Western UP – carried out a Shobha Yatra. To celebrate the day with their Dalit brothers, the Muslim community also came out in large numbers and arranged refreshments for the yatra. Crew – Mohd. Shakib, Nakul Sawhney, […]

Why Muslim Youth didn’t Watch Dabangg 3

On most occasions the youth, and particularly Muslim youth of Uttar Pradesh eagerly await the release of Salman Khan films. However, this time around, there wasn’t much enthusiasm around Salman Khan’s latest film ‘Dabangg 3’. The film didn’t do very well at the box office, specially when compared to his last two films. ChalChitra Abhiyaan […]

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 […]

The truth of Modi’s adopted village

Narendra Modi, after becoming the MP from Varanasi in the Lok Sabha Elections 2014, had announced that he would adopt 4 villages which would become a model for development of other villages across India. Nagepur is one such village. The team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan visited this village, only to find out that the development in […]

Rapti river endangered under Yogi rule

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to divert Rapti – a river stream that joins into Ghaghra – which passes through District Gorakhpur. Because of this decision, many villages and enormous farmlands are expected to drown. The villagers are very angry with the government’s decision, even more so because the government hasn’t provided any satisfactory […]

Kanhaiya gives rise to new hopes in Begusarai

The people of Begusarai are seeing Kanhaiya as the silver lining of hope who will reach the Parliament as their representative and raise the issues of the masses. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan documents Kanhaiya’s campaign and captures the aspirations of the people of Begusarai who see a new leader in him. Crew – Gulshad […]

Kanhaiya’s famous Campaign song- Theek Hai!

Kanhaiya Kumar’s campaign in Begusarai is among the most innovative and creative campaigns in Bihar today. Forms of cultural expression are integral to his campaign, from street plays to live singing. Among the most popular songs in this campaign has been the song ‘Theek Hai’ by D.K. Dheeraj. ChalChitra Abhiyaan brings you a recording of […]

Yamuna more Polluted in Last 5 years

In a lyrical video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan explores the current condition of Yamuna in Mathura. This video, is a boat ride on Yamuna with social activists who discuss the current condition of the river, through words and songs. They feel betrayed by the Modi government, which on the one hand claims to represent Hindus, but has […]