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Every fortnight, we take a deep dive into the small towns and villages of north India’s hinterlands. Our long-form stories bring to life the churn and change of the Hindi belt – particularly for the young people who are swaying elections and brand budgets.
With an eye to social media and technology, we cover political trends and shifts in sexuality, education, entertainment, employment, violence, caste, religion, and much more. We’ve reported on youth politics and the caste dynamics behind student elections. We’ve met sportswomen and mahila pehelwans; rural innovators and showbiz hopefuls building up fan bases on social media. Our stories are reported and written through a feminist lens, with a particular emphasis on how these issues touch upon the lives of women and youth.
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Khabar Lahariya is an award-winning, independent, and ambitious grassroots media organisation. We’re based in rural north India, in places where there may be 4G, but sometimes there’s no electricity. Our reporters are all women and represent a diverse range of marginalised voices from marginalised communities.
The majority of our content is free, hyperlocal, and accessible to the wide rural audience that looks to us for dependable, meaningful news. Subscriptions to the premium content in Sound, Fury & 4G helps sustain our independence, as well as work on more in-depth stories, across more issues.
The Sound, Fury & 4G stories are rich with context, analysis and granular insights from our local reporters, gleaned from years of embedded experience in the field. Complementary multimedia elements bring the work we do to life, going behind the scenes with our reporters, and unpacking the complex elements of a story through video, audio and photography.
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