Mohd Imran Khan
Mohd Imran Khan is a Patna-based journalist.
June 1, 2018
Parev village is a manufacturing hub of traditional brass utensils, used in temples and at homes during rituals. (Photo by Mohd Imran Khan)

Brass smiths of Parev brave hardships to keep traditional craft alive

Despite lack of essential infrastructure, no government support and highly erratic power supply, artisanal brass utensil makers in Bihar have overcome huge odds and flourished, providing livelihoods to many rural households

May 30, 2018
Children in the poorer parts of rural India do not have much to look forward to (Photo by Billy Cedeno)

The grey and grim hues of rural India

In travelling to the less fortunate parts of the countryside, it is difficult to come to terms with the stark poverty, squalid living conditions and bleak prospects of the young living in the neglected parts of our country

May 28, 2018
Women like Dulana came together to empower themselves as businesswomen, taking their families and community forward in the process (Photo by Basudev Mahapatra)

Enterprising Odisha women take to selling fish to improve lives

Women in Odisha’s coastal fishing villages have turned to selling fish and value-added fishery products after eliminating middlemen and abolishing the home brewing of country liquor, the root cause of their problems

May 25, 2018
A physician offers consultation during a daad bhagao camp, set up specifically to diagnose and treat skin infections. (Photo by People’s Action for National Integration)

Women in rural Uttar Pradesh declare war on skin infections

Through the community village clinics they have established, women collectives in parts of rural Uttar Pradesh have started campaigning successfully against fungal infections that affect the quality of their lives