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5 Saints dead under Hindutva rule for Ganga

Several Sadhus from Matri Sadan Ashram in Haridwar have sat on hunger strikes to save the Ganga from environmental degradation. Since 2014, two Sadhus have died because of hunger strikes, and one is missing. Ironically for a government that claims to uphold Hindu values, no one from the government has reached out to the sadhus […]

CCA Explainer 3: How India’s Health System in Failing

In its third Explainer, ChalChitra Abhiyaan explores why people in India don’t have access to good healthcare. While the rich can afford good expensive private hospitals, but the majority of Indians can’t. The government spends a very nominal amount of the national GDP on healthcare. Government hospitals in most states in India are in shambles. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Kairana, After the Headlines…

Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Amrit Raj, Imran Khan Kairana, a small town in western Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district has recently been in the headlines. In June 2016, Kairana’s MP, Hukum Singh, who is from the Bharatiya Janata Party, claimed that there was an exodus of Hindus from Muslim-majority Kairana because of harassment by Muslims. To […]

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 […]

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 […]