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A serene scenic tourist spot awaits visitors Mukutmanipur in West Bengal's Bankura district lies desolate, its economy is in tatters

The beauty of the countryside fascinates everyone, especially those who live in the city. Many crave to refresh their mind and bodies with a visit to the village, even if for a day or two. Even the drive to the countryside is refreshing, as you pass through unpolluted areas where the green flora comes in…

Small town barbers trimming their own needs to survive Lockdowns may be lifting, however customers are yet to return to the local saloons

The neighbourhood barber shops were more than a place to seek regular grooming, these ‘saloons’ as they are popularly called were more like a club. For instance, the men’s saloons were the one place where the entire neighbourhood’s gossip was discussed. Yes, men gossip, especially when at the barber. And the said barber would all…

The unending plight of migrant workers in Bengal CJP Fellow Ripon Sheikh reports from Birbhum

Ripon Sheikh, a CJP fellow, travels around Birbhum, West Bengal to document the condition of those migrant workers, and their families, who have lost their sources of income amid lockdown, and forced to work on others’ fields, earning way less than they used to. The condition is so grave that kids, as young as nine…

Award winning author now sells fish for a living His story was brought to light by the CJP fact finding team in Varanasi

CJP Fact Finding: Rajesh Sahni, ex supervisor in the fisheries department of BHU, has been out of work since the Modi Government shut the department down. He has written four books, one of which is taught in agriculture classes. He is also a recipient of the President’s award during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime and…

Amir Rizvi

Timeline: Ghosts of Demonetisation still hover RBI Annual report highlights 99.3 percent notes back to Banking System

It’s been two years since Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and announced that Rs 1000/- and Rs 500/- currency notes had been demonetised and were no longer valid currency. While new notes of different denominations were subsequently introduced, one cannot deny the chaos that ensued as people scrambled to exchange currency and long…

GST a Looming Issue What GST has done to the Traditional Weavers in Karnataka

There has been a lot of debate in the media over the anomalies and imperfections of GST. Almost a year down the line, not many have paid attention to what GST has done to the grass root workers and small scale industries in different corners of the country. The weaving industry in the Bhagyanagar village…

“चलो पकोड़ा बेचा जाए” सुनिए गुड्डू अकेला का देश के नौजवानों को सन्देश

Whatsapp पर धूम मचने वाली पकोड़ा कविता, अब सुनिए गुड्डू अकेला की ज़ुबानी . देखिया कैसे पकोड़े बेच कर भारतीय नौजवान बेरोज़गारी का डट कर सामना कर सकते हैं .

Amir Rizvi

One year since Demonetisation A timeline showcasing key events and developments since Nov 8, 2016

It’s been a year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and announced that Rs 1000/- and Rs 500/- currency notes had been demonetised and were no longer valid currency. While new notes of different denominations were subsequently introduced, one cannot deny the chaos that ensued as people scrambled to exchange currency and long…

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