Monthly Archives: February 2011

Day 16 -February 14, 2011 Bargarh, Sambalpur, Orissa


Shodh Yatra Day 16 –  February 14, 2011     Bargarh and Sambalpur, Orissa Bargarh This is the northwestern most district of Orissa, and I enter the state through it from Chhattisgarh. Saree Weavers, Barahaguda village The Bargarh-Sambalpur area is well known … Continue reading

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Day 15 – February 13, 2011, Raipur, Mahasamund – Chhattisgarh


Shodh Yatra Day 15 –    February 13, 2011 – Raipur, Mahasamund. Chhattisgarh Viklang Vivah – community marriage of physically challenged couples I learnt of the above event from a wall poster and realizing that coincidentally the event was scheduled for … Continue reading

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Day 14 – February 12, 2011 Delhi


Even though I was on a break from the Shodh Yatra while on work in Delhi, I still managed to get some glimpses which are worth recording. Metro Rider – A Migrant Worker from Bihar I got into the Metro … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Raipur – Activists and NGOs


Shodh Yatra Day 11 – February 9, 2011  – Raipur A Futile Attempt to meet Dr Binayak Sen I could not pass by Raipur without trying to meet Dr Binayak Sen, the jailed medical doctor and a member of the … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Dhamtari district, Chhattisgarh


Shodh Yatra Day 10 – February  8, 2011 – Dhamtari District, Chhattisgarh Village Demar, Tehsil Dhamtari, District Dhamtari. Pride of Enreepreneurship Govindram Yadav, a rice mill owner, tells us proudly that he has invested Rs. 5,50,000 in setting up a … Continue reading

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Day 9 special – A Tribute to Sankar Guha Neogi


Shankar Guha Niyogi, 14th February, 1943 to 28th September, 1991: A Tribute the peacock no longer dances… Today on the way back from Kanker, northern Bastar, to Dhamtari, instead of taking the NH 43, I decided that I must take … Continue reading

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Day 9 – Kanker Dt – Glimpses of a tribal area


Shodh Yatra Day 9 – Feb 7, 2011 Conversations with common people in Kanker District We started from Kanker and  our first stop for the day was the village Ranvatigaon of Bhanupratappur Tahasil. It is a village with 157 odd population. … Continue reading

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