Geetanjali Krishna

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Hathras case exposes under-utilised Nirbhaya scheme

Hathras case exposes under-utilised Nirbhaya scheme

Rediff.com7 days ago

The high-profile rape cases in Hathras, in Unnao (2018) and Kathua (2018) show that the infrastructure slated under the Nirbhaya Fund is either absent or inefficient, reports Geetanjali Krishna.

Why NGOs fear the Modi govt

Why NGOs fear the Modi govt

Rediff.com8 Oct 2020

'It is especially discouraging for young people in the development sector. I've noticed that many of them are actively considering other career options to escape this atmosphere.' Geetanjali Krishna reports.

Modiji, please read Sunil Mishra's story

Modiji, please read Sunil Mishra's story

Rediff.com30 Aug 2020

'I realised that if we don't get relief from the government, I'll be faced with the prospect of either starving in Delhi, or starving in my village.'

Victim of domestic violence? Contact Invisible Scars

Victim of domestic violence? Contact Invisible Scars

Rediff.com20 Jul 2020

Invisible Scars wants to bring domestic abuse out of the bedroom and into public discourse.

'We want to give voice to the workers' misery'

'We want to give voice to the workers' misery'

Rediff.com27 Jun 2020

In one case, the folks at SWAN discovered that of the Rs 1,500 they'd transferred as relief in the account of a stranded worker, the bank had deducted Rs 800 as penalty for not having minimum balance!

The COVID-19 deniers

The COVID-19 deniers

Rediff.com24 Jun 2020

Social stigma associated with Covid-19 has led to people denying that they, or their family members, have it - and this will make the task of containing the pandemic much harder, notes Geetanjali Krishna.

COVID-19's Invisible Victim

COVID-19's Invisible Victim

Rediff.com6 Jun 2020

The pandemic has shown that whether any of us have the virus or not, what most of us don't have when confronted by it is simple humanity.

We don't even know who the poor really are!

We don't even know who the poor really are!

Rediff.com24 May 2020

'I worry that the suffering of these people might be as invisible as the people themselves,' observes Geetanjali Krishna.

COVID-19 Warrior: 'These human beings need our care'

COVID-19 Warrior: 'These human beings need our care'

Rediff.com11 May 2020

'If I'm able to help even a few patients during this terrible time, I'll feel I've done my duty,' Ward boy Karan Solanki tells Geetanjali Krishna.

What will happen to Laddu Mahto?

What will happen to Laddu Mahto?

Rediff.com18 Apr 2020

'I'll survive for a month, but worry about what will happen if the lockdown isn't eased after that.'

'I can't sleep worrying about what's going to happen'

'I can't sleep worrying about what's going to happen'

Rediff.com11 Apr 2020

'The COVID-19 pandemic is going to send an unprecedented number of low-income households deep into poverty,' says Geetanjali Krishna.

How a song taught kids to wash their hands!

How a song taught kids to wash their hands!

Rediff.com4 Apr 2020

'With running water our two hands play, In and out the colourful soap dances away! It bubbles and froths between our fingers Under our nails it cleans and lingers Then all the soap we wash away!'

'What will happen to people who work for daily wages?'

'What will happen to people who work for daily wages?'

Rediff.com28 Mar 2020

'As for people like me, if the virus doesn't get us -- the measures being taken against it definitely will.'

The birth of an unlikely hero

The birth of an unlikely hero

Rediff.com19 Mar 2020

'Suffering has no religion,' an Uber driver tells Geetanjali Krishna.

Life lessons from Mandira Bedi

Life lessons from Mandira Bedi

Rediff.com5 Mar 2020

'Whether it's a morning walk, an evening swim or an afternoon workout in the gym, just get moving.'

Of broken hearts and folded hands

Of broken hearts and folded hands

Rediff.com4 Mar 2020

Although Kamini has only studied till class five, she quickly got the hang of sending audio messages before her life turned upside down.

'We are neither terrorists nor anti-nationals'

'We are neither terrorists nor anti-nationals'

Rediff.com20 Feb 2020

'We are patriots who love India and the secular ideals it has always upheld.'

Fear and humanity know no god

Fear and humanity know no god

Rediff.com8 Feb 2020

As the country erupts over the CAA and NRC, all I can do is think of Daya Ram from Pakistan in Jodhpur and Tehmina from Afghanistan in Delhi, says Geetanjali Krishna.

A Reason to Smile

A Reason to Smile

Rediff.com6 Feb 2020

There are almost 1 million people in India with a cleft palate or cleft lip who have not received any treatment to remedy their condition. Every year, almost 35,000 infants are born with cleft lip and palate, reports Geetanjali Krishna.

Giving child cancer patients a fighting chance

Giving child cancer patients a fighting chance

Rediff.com3 Feb 2020

St Jude India ChildCare Centres is a unique organisation which runs residential homes for families of children who need to undergo long-term cancer treatment. Its 37 centres close to India's premier cancer hospitals give children a fighting chance against the disease.

When survival trumped bias

When survival trumped bias

Rediff.com23 Jan 2020

What years of education, social messaging and reservations couldn't accomplish, water scarcity did in one summer, says Geetanjali Krishna.

When connectivity connects...

When connectivity connects...

Rediff.com16 Jan 2020

How did people with less education than me and my several degrees navigate the Internet with such ease, asks Geetanjali Krishna.

'I see my students as change-makers'

'I see my students as change-makers'

Rediff.com13 Jan 2020

'The easy availability of funds has enabled us to not only hire the best faculty, but has also made it possible for us to retain them with the best possible infrastructure -- labs, grants etc,' Ashoka University VC Malabika Sarkar tells Geetanjali Krishna.

Heard Bombay Lokal's rebellious, angry, music?

Heard Bombay Lokal's rebellious, angry, music?

Rediff.com11 Jan 2020

Their music, available online, sung in Hindi, English, Urdu and Marathi, displays a new grammar and vocabulary which expresses the language of the disempowered,

The teacher from Dombautiya

The teacher from Dombautiya

Rediff.com10 Jan 2020

Tudu's free tuition classes are sought after. She has 45 students who come to her every day to study. Geetanjali Krishna meets the young teacher in one of India's poorest villages, winner of the Plan India Youth Champion Award.

Jewellery with hidden strings

Jewellery with hidden strings

Rediff.com20 Dec 2019

In the past, and even to some extent today, silver jewellery used to be an accurate indicator of a family's creditworthiness, says Geetanjali Krishna.

The family that shared its well

The family that shared its well

Rediff.com12 Dec 2019

A simple act of generosity has gone a long mile, women of the locality no longer have to battle over water.

How Purvideen Khera got its road

How Purvideen Khera got its road

Rediff.com5 Dec 2019

Who'd have imagined that a bunch of poor, illiterate women in a slum would be able to achieve this?

The tyranny of the veil

The tyranny of the veil

Rediff.com21 Nov 2019

'Within and outside their homes, all married women in this region must cover not only their heads, but in some cases, faces too,' discovers Geetanjali Krishna.

The tyranny of the veil

The tyranny of the veil

Rediff.com19 Nov 2019

'Within and outside their homes, all married women in this region must cover not only their heads, but in some cases, faces too,' discovers Geetanjali Krishna.

The Magic of Katha

The Magic of Katha

Rediff.com8 Nov 2019

'If we're able to make a child laugh or feel happy to come to school, more than half the battle is won,' Katha Founder Geeta Dharmarajan tells Geetanjali Krishna.

Slum Soccer changing lives of these kids

Slum Soccer changing lives of these kids

Rediff.com28 Oct 2019

Nagpur-based Slum Soccer is transforming the lives of slum children with the help of football, writes Geetanjali Krishna.

Inspiring! Shikoh Zaidi's Red Revolution

Inspiring! Shikoh Zaidi's Red Revolution

Rediff.com10 Sep 2019

A Class 12 student is changing the lives of the girls in her village, says Geetanjali Krishna.

'Nobody cares about Delhi's homeless'

'Nobody cares about Delhi's homeless'

Rediff.com25 Jul 2019

'We're faceless while we're alive, invisible when we die.'

Part-Time Grad

Part-Time Grad

Rediff.com24 Jul 2019

Why was it so easy for students to get a college degree? asks Geetanjali Krishna.

This is the water reality in Bharat

This is the water reality in Bharat

Rediff.com20 Jun 2019

'Even the most basic water amenities, people like us used every day, didn't exist there at all.'

An app to enable you to vote

An app to enable you to vote

Rediff.com25 May 2019

Khalid Saifullah created Missing Voters, an app which enables people to conveniently apply for voter cards.

Who will s**** us more?

Who will s**** us more?

Rediff.com2 May 2019

'As the Aisi Taisi Democracy folk so aptly put it, time to choose who will s**** us most', says Geetanjali Krishna.

Should I be running on that treadmill?

Should I be running on that treadmill?

Rediff.com22 Apr 2019

The physical and mental benefits that accrued from labour, Trivediji said, were far greater than those accrued from mere exercise. Which pearl of wisdom left Geetanjali Krishna facing an existential crisis.

They won't let India's coral reefs die!

They won't let India's coral reefs die!

Rediff.com11 Apr 2019

Coral reefs protect coastal areas from flooding and high waves, function as fish nurseries, provide subsistence food, and of course, draw in tourists

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