08 March, 2021

What A Girl Wants

Women in India’s villages have stories to tell. Now they are bent on telling it themselves.

Sanjay Rawat
What A Girl Wants
outlookindia.com
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Give Us The Mike

  • Radio Bundelkhand in Orchha and Lalit Lokvani in Lalitpur have radio shows by women, for women
  • Khabra Ri Potli, a monthly from Ajmer, has women readers across 28 villages
  • Tribal women in Chhattisgarh post live news snippets of local corruption and civic issues on online platform CGNet Swara
  • Goa-based Video Volunteers mobilises women community reporters to submit news clips
  • Gaon ki Awaaz, a mobile audio news bulletin in Rampur-Mathura village, UP, ropes in women student reporters
  • Over 50 women make films and news clips on village-level themes in Medak, AP

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Geeta Mohanpuria from Kishengarh village near Ajmer says she “used to be shy...too shy to even step out of my house”. But that was awhile back. Today she’s a hard-nosed, sharp-tongued reporter who chases news stories down on her motorcycle, long black plait trailing in the wind. In the last...

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