'As if we had neither a village nor a country’
Apekshita Varshney • Mumbai Suburban, Maharashtra

'As if we had neither a village nor a country’

The Warlis have lived in the national park at Borivali in Mumbai for decades without adequate water or other facilities, fearing relocation. And in the struggle for a livelihood, they have also lost their distinctive art

August 22, 2018 | Apekshita Varshney

Displaced by the dam, homeless in Hukumpeta
Rahul Maganti • West Godavari , Andhra Pradesh

Displaced by the dam, homeless in Hukumpeta

Two years after leaving Pydipaka village to make way for the Polavaram project, six Dalit families are still waiting for houses, while the Adivasis of Devaragondi have been uprooted from their traditional homeground

August 16, 2018 | Rahul Maganti

‘Our houses are vanishing. Nobody cares’
Urvashi Sarkar • South 24 Parganas, West Bengal

‘Our houses are vanishing. Nobody cares’

For decades, villagers from Ghoramara island in the Sundarbans have been migrating to Sagar island because the river and rain keep washing away their houses. They have received little help from the state

July 20, 2018 | Urvashi Sarkar

Polavaram’s dispossessed march with hope
Rahul Maganti • West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh

Polavaram’s dispossessed march with hope

From July 10 to 16, a determined group of Adivasis marched from Cheeravalli village in West Godavari district to Eluru, protesting against the Polavaram project, which will displace and destroy their communities

July 19, 2018 | Rahul Maganti

Pydipaka families: and then there were ten
Rahul Maganti • West Godavari , Andhra Pradesh

Pydipaka families: and then there were ten

Hundreds of villages will vanish over time due to the Polavaram project on the Godavari. In Pydipaka, ten families are refusing to move, demanding from the state at least the legally mandated resettlement package

May 28, 2018 | Rahul Maganti

Caged in concrete: an Adivasi urban nightmare
Jyoti Shinoli • Greater Bombay, Maharashtra

Caged in concrete: an Adivasi urban nightmare

An Adivasi village within the megacity of Mumbai has been razed to make way for a Metro car depot, its inhabitants herded into matchbox-sized flats in an SRA building

March 6, 2018 | Jyoti Shinoli

‘Many families just vanished…’
Jyoti Shinoli • Thane, Maharashtra

‘Many families just vanished…’

Adivasi and OBC families thrown off their land for the Bhatsa irrigation project in Maharashtra’s Thane district still wait for justice almost half a century later 

November 16, 2017 | Jyoti Shinoli

On the ‘prosperity highway' to penury?
Parth M.N. • Aurangabad, Maharashtra

On the ‘prosperity highway' to penury?

Many in Marathwada are resisting the proposed Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Highway, which the CM claims will transform the state's economy – though it will actually displace thousands of farmers in 354 villages

October 25, 2017 | Parth M.N.

Unquiet on the riverfront
Rahul Maganti • Krishna, Andhra Pradesh

Unquiet on the riverfront

The fishing communities on the banks of the Krishna in Andhra Pradesh are being forced to leave their homes and livelihoods due to the state’s many riverside projects around Vijayawada and the 'new' Amaravati 

October 18, 2017 | Rahul Maganti

The fallen homes of Anantapur
Rahul M. • Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

The fallen homes of Anantapur

A sudden demolition on August 3 in Vijayanagar colony of Anantapur town in Andhra Pradesh has left entire families – many of them daily wage workers or migrants – homeless and living out in the open

August 11, 2017 | Rahul M.

Struggles of the sandbar people
Ratna Bharali Talukdar • Kamrup, Assam

Struggles of the sandbar people

Hasan Ali is one of 2.4 million people who live on impermanent ‘chars’ or sandbars on the Brahmaputra – without basic necessities, frequently shifting home, their lives dictated by the flux of the mighty river

January 6, 2017 | Ratna Bharali Talukdar

Life in the company of coal
Parth M.N. • Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh

Life in the company of coal

“The companies have destroyed the environment, agreed. But the government gives them the right to do it.”

January 26, 2015 | Parth M.N.

The poet-singer of Dhinkia
Purusottam Thakur • Cuttack, Odisha

The poet-singer of Dhinkia

Back To South Korea (Go Back POSCO)

Sepember 20, 2014 | Purusottam Thakur

Worshipping a steel rath in Orissa
P. Sainath • Cuttack, Odisha

Worshipping a steel rath in Orissa

Trying to criminalise protesters seems a standard operating procedure in dealing with anti-displacement struggles in Orissa and beyond

July 25, 2014 | P. Sainath