Anup Dutta

is a multimedia freelance journalist based in Bhopal, who covers people, politics, policies, health and art and culture.

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Pandemic exacerbates modern slavery in India

Bhopal: Neha* spent nearly four months in debt bondage, the most prevalent form of slavery in India, to pay off a family loan of 15,000 rupees. Like many women in her situation, she had no access...

Assam’s climate change victims and low paid tea garden workers are being forced into trafficking

Guwahati, Kamrup and Rangapara (Sonitpur district), Assam - Sehar, Marget and Prathibha were teenagers, growing up in somewhat similar conditions a few hundred miles apart in the north-east state of Assam, which is visited by...

“Our work time often goes beyond 14 hours”

Bhopal: In March 2020, Dr Shriya Mungi was contemplating how she would desire to complete her medical training until next year. And yet, at one of the biggest and overburdened government hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s state...

“Project will destroy wetland and our natural ancestral rights to the wetland system”

Manipur/Bhopal: “Our land was destroyed by the Ithai Barrage in the 1980s,” when Salam Joy, Secretary of Pumlen Pat Ngamee Sinmee Lup highlighted this line in his speech, an absolute silence gripped at Pumlen Pat...

Raipur’s pioneering transgender police constables

Raipur: When Naina was a teenager, she became confused about whether to stand in the boys’ or the girls’ queue in school. “When I tried to join the boys’ queue, they pushed me towards the girls’...

Beloved paper work artist dies at 67

Eminent pioneering and experimental artist Yogesh Rawal who brought collages, sculptures, prints and paintings to life by his clever use of paper collage, cellulose, synthetic yarn passed away on April 16, 2021, in New Delhi. Yogesh’s...

Ministers of Shivraj Singh Chouhan embarrass BJP, one boasts of buying union minister seat for 100 crores, another booked by EC

Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh faced a major embarrassment after a cabinet minister of Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government was booked for demanding votes along the lines of caste, while another minister was seen boasting about his...

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