Geetanjali Krishna

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

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

Rediff.com3 days ago

'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

A day in the life of a chowkidar

A day in the life of a chowkidar

Rediff.com11 Apr 2019

'Twitterati on either side of the political fence needs to walk for a day or two in a chowkidar's shoes to understand how precariously India's unorganised sector teeters on the brink,' says Geetanjali Krishna.

Crafting their way to success!

Crafting their way to success!

Rediff.com21 Mar 2019

When these villagers had no work, an NGO stepped in and transformed their lives, says Geetanjali Krishna.

The battle to save democracy never ends

The battle to save democracy never ends

Rediff.com6 Mar 2019

'We're going to campaign across the country to convince more candidates to endorse some/all of these issues -- and hold them to their promises if and when they are elected.'

From Mata to Menace: How the holy cow may end up 'eating' votes

From Mata to Menace: How the holy cow may end up 'eating' votes

Rediff.com4 Mar 2019

Thanks to the increased thrust on cow protection, the enforcement of the ban on cow slaughter and the relentless crusade by cow vigilantes, the agrarian ecosystem from Haryana to Uttar Pradesh has been irrevocably altered. There's a huge spike in the number of stray cattle roaming the countryside, destroying crops. Ten cows/bulls take barely an hour to eat and destroy a bigha of crop land.

Cows die from an overdose of love

Cows die from an overdose of love

Rediff.com9 Feb 2019

In the run-up to the 2019 election, netas of all hues are reiterating their devotion for all things bovine, says Geetanjali Krishna.

The New Songs of Patriotism

The New Songs of Patriotism

Rediff.com26 Jan 2019

'Patriotism isn't (or shouldn't) be an unquestioning love for one's nation.' 'It is love for a nation in throes of change, love with a heart full of questions,' says Geetanjali Krishna.

When friends change...

When friends change...

Rediff.com6 Jan 2019

'Although I feel more comfortable living with my own people, I often remember those cricket matches by the river bank...'

2018: When 3 children died of hunger

2018: When 3 children died of hunger

Rediff.com2 Dec 2018

Their lives, spent in a state of chronic hunger and deprivation, are a telling indictment of India's porous social security net, says Geetanjali Krishna.

Prejudice to pride

Prejudice to pride

Rediff.com20 Oct 2018

The Naz Foundation is trying to sensitise workplaces towards the LGBT community, reports Geetanjali Krishna.

The nowhere people: Pakistan Hindu refugees in India

The nowhere people: Pakistan Hindu refugees in India

Rediff.com10 Oct 2018

'All these people want is a secure home where they can live and earn in peace.'

'No other institution has resisted attempted subversion like the judiciary has'

'No other institution has resisted attempted subversion like the judiciary has'

Rediff.com20 Sep 2018

'Given the current fear that the government is going to appoint judges who were in line with its ideology, there should be full disclosure in Parliament about the details of every judge appointee,' Indira Jaising -- the first woman to be appointed additional solicitor general of India -- tells Geetanjali Krishna.

What happens when you speak truth to power

What happens when you speak truth to power

Rediff.com1 Sep 2018

No one was surprised when Rajendra Singh was found shot and killed in broad daylight, not far from the local police station, notes Geetanjali Krishna.

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