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Uncertainity

Uncertainity

Anil Kumar from Pithora village of Ukhimath Tehsil, Rudraprayag Block, Uttarakhand used to work as a porter for tourists in Gourikund for a living. He had three mules which he used for porting tourists. On the fateful day, he was busy with his usual work, when he...

Life beyond floods

Life beyond floods

As the Emergency Relief Team moves ahead to distribute humanitarian aid in the villages on the way to Kedarnath which is just 47 kilometres from Guptakashi, each village mourns a lost son, a lost father, a lost husband or a lost brother. Each village has its own...

A teacher’s request for his School Children

A teacher’s request for his School Children

The Emergency Response Team as a matter of practice does not respond to individual requests of providing relief materials to people who are not registered beneficiaries. During the relief distribution at Bansu village in Guptkashi, a person came up with a request...

Story of Purba Devi from Bansu village, Guptakashi, Uttarakhand

Story of Purba Devi from Bansu village, Guptakashi, Uttarakhand

    Purba Devi thought she came a little late at the relief distribution site. She was a little worried whether she could get the life saving kits distributed by the IGSSS Emergency Response Team (ERT). She had to walk around two kilometres away from her home braving...

Uttarakhand Flash Flood Relief Distribution

Uttarakhand Flash Flood Relief Distribution

Experiences during Relief Distribution - ‘Bansu Village’, Ukhimath Tehsil, Rudraprayag Block, Uttarakhand         This particular village Bansu, where six people died during the floods, lost 85% of its livelihood source. People were dependent mostly on palanquin trade...

Domestic Violence on rise in the Valley

Domestic Violence on rise in the Valley

Domestic Violence on rise in the ValleyFriday, 07 Jun 2013 Afsana Rashid     Incidents of domestic violence in Kashmir are on the rise. Women generally don’t speak about it and consider it a part of their destiny and live with it. Most of them are reluctant to lodge...

Multiple health issues among youth – A growing concern

Multiple health issues among youth – A growing concern

Multiple health issues among youth – A growing concernAuthor AFSANA RASHID - Sunday, 21.04.2013 09:10 Innumerable health issues coming up among the youth show a growing concern among the medicos and health experts. Usually, such issues are attributed to conflict...

Life in a far flung village in Kashmir

Life in a far flung village in Kashmir

Life in a far flung village in Kashmir June 21, 2012     Mundyari, a village about five kilometers from Pattan, is limping, impeded by the chains of underdevelopment. Poor infrastructure facilities, below par health care facilities, broken roads, unsafe drinking water...

Engaging Youths in Conflict Ridden Kashmir

Engaging Youths in Conflict Ridden Kashmir

Engaging Youths in Conflict Ridden KashmirFebruary 02, 2012 There are such a high percentage of young people who see the future as something totally black…. If you open even a small window for them to see the sky, it will be a tremendous force for change. But they...

Participatory Reflection and Action at Lodhi Road

Participatory Reflection and Action at Lodhi Road

Participatory Reflection and Action at Lodhi RoadFebruary 01, 2012     IntroductionSharmistha Sarkar from Praxis conducted PRA at the Lodhi Road shelter for homeless citizens (CityMakers1) run by IGSSS on 4 January 2012. The objectives of the exercise were to...

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