India

1 Rhythm of Life in the Slums of Mumbai

29 nov. 2016

The short documentary film “Rhythm of Life” is a story of hope, achievements and promises to work with the children and demonstrate that despite of all struggles, there is hope. The film depicts the “rhythm” of M- East ward area of Shivaji Nagar, Govandi in Mumbai. Save the Children and Apnalaya are working together in addressing child (age group 0-5 years) malnutrition in Urban Slums of Mumbai. Child Champions have been at the forefront, bringing lasting behavioural changes in adolescents, mothers and the community as whole. There is hope that children will exercise their right to a healthy life as promised in the ‘United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child”. Save the Children would like to dedicate this film to all the children of Shivaji Nagar who give Save the Children team the hope to work more for these communities till we reach ‘Every Last Child’.
 

2 The Yamuna, India’s most polluted river

7 jul. 2017

Guardian India correspondent Michael Safi takes a journey along the Yamuna river. Stretching 855 miles (1,375km) across the north of the country, at its source in the Himalayas its water is crystal clear.
 
However, once it streams through New Delhi, it turns into one of the filthiest rivers in the world. Rapid urbanisation is partly to blame, but so is lax enforcement of laws against illegal dumping
 

 

3 Rescuing Homeless Children From the Streets of India

16 dec. 2015

As one of the most populous countries on Earth, India is also home to a huge number of children who live on the streets. One organization, the Salaam Baalak Trust, is confronting the issue head-on by providing shelter, meals and education for some of the 51,000 homeless children in Delhi. The Starkey team joins them in their mission to help these kids secure a better future.
 

Amazing Interview In India with a boy from the streets ~ Beyond Slumdog Millioniare / update below

31 mrt. 2010

Amazing Interview In India with a boy from the streets ~ Beyond Slumdog Millioniare / update below

UPDATES HERE , CLICK SEE MORE
JUNE 9, 2016 This is a January 2016 update to the Story of Suraj
http://mydreamsofindia.blogspot.com/2…​

UPDATE MARCH, 2015. After a year in a paid work apprentice program, Suraj was pressured by family into returning to the slums. Get the full update at. http://mydreamsofindia.blogspot.in/20…​ His story still sadly represents millions of India’s children.

This link will put you in direct contact with the slum. This is not an endorsement and please research to your own satisfaction. Thank you to all who helped this past year.
http://www.tong-len.org/index.php​

(If you would like a more detailed update, email me direct at notesonindia@gmail.com)
PETITION: http://www.change.org/p/prime-ministe…​
Sept 2, 2014: Here is were you can now donate and help Suraj:
http://www.gofundme.com/tibetanphotop…​
UPDATE INFORMATION: Click “show more” and use this link
http://mydreamsofindia.blogspot.in/20…​

Click “SHOW MORE”
We have been on this since we met Suraj http://mydreamsofindia.blogspot.in/20…​
400,000 have seen the interview by Sazzy of this boy from the streets. People offered prayers wishes, hopes and a lot of praise, but, no one stepped up to help, until now.
http://mydreamsofindia.blogspot.in/20…​

3 years later… see the video update: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgh9g4…​
© Joe Mickey Film Maker and Sazzy Varga Interviewer
FOR THOSE ASKING ABOUT GIVING, Link here http://www.tibetanphotoproject.com/Su…​

UPDATE: Its almost 4 years since this video was posted… Sadly, when filming this video, Saraj knew the reality of his future and this world and human nature. I ran into to him yesterday doing exactly what he said would be his future. The worst is 1/4 million views here …. all the useless good wishes, empty promises, and prayers… no one… actually acted and that is the saddest statement on us…. We failed.

Please read this whole notice on this video – To those asking about sponsoring Raj: We filmed this on our visit in Jan. 2010.

We are currently working with out contacts to locate him and also determine a proper NGO working in the region to handle your support. Again… latest information as of April 4, 2014
http://mydreamsofindia.blogspot.in/20…​

We are happy to go back on your behalf if you want to sponsor the trip. Serious inquiries for any part of this effort can be emailed to us directly with INDIA in your subject line. thetibetanphotoproject@yahoo.com

In India, between 17 million and 60 million children survive alone on India’s urban streets.

While we were having a chai on the roof at a Tibetan restaurant in Mcleod Ganj, 11-year old Saraj walked up to us with an outstretched hand and introduced himself.

We listened to his story for a while and asked if we could interview him so others could hear it.

This amazing young man of the streets speaks 4 languages and is brilliant well beyond his years.

You will hear in this video both hope and you will hear that there is no hope.

Joe and Sazzy
The Tibetan Photo Project

For this and all our movies… http://www.tibetanphotoproject.com/do…​
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Homeless Railway Children of Gaya Bihar India

4 mei 2011

this film was made by children attending the gaya rescue project who appreciate all the help they have been given by supporters. some technical assistance was given.
the child with the flies had been sniffing solvents and was given immediate medical attention. He recovered completely 
If you would like to help this project please visit our website www.peoplefirstindia.net which has a link to our Facebook page. You can donate online to help this project at http://www.peoplefirstindia.net/donat…
 

4 Envoyé Spécial – En Inde, l’impossible confinement

10 apr. 2020

Pendant 1 semaine nous sommes allés à la rencontre des plus démunis de New Dehli. Les habitants des bidonvilles, les sans-abris, les orphelins. Comment vivent-ils le confinement ? Comment se préparent-ils à faire face au Covid-19 ? Le bureau de France 2 New Delhi couvre l’actualité de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud.
 

5 Deadliest Roads | India | Free Documentary

2 feb. 2020

World’s Most Dangerous Roads: Deadliest Journeys in India in 2011
 
Benares, India’s holiest town, is the final destination for millions of pilgrims. They come from all over the country, making the difficult, dangerous journey to bath in the sacred River Ganges. For some, this will be the last journey they ever make. According to Hindu mythology, the souls of bodies cremated here will avoid the cycles of reincarnation and go directly to paradise. Every day, hundreds of corpses are brought here by their families to be cremated on funeral pyres. Thousands of tons of coal and wood are needed to keep the fires burning and a busy ‘coal-route’ has developed.
 

6 Small-Business Entrepreneurs Lighting Up India’s Slums

1 jun. 2015

Let there be Light: The Australian entrepreneurs who have set their sights on getting power into India’s slums

How Delhi is moving towards becoming a global capital for trade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQzs4…
Bollywood: The world’s biggest movie industry! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT8ht…
How India’s Silicon Valley Became Its Suicide Capital: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdkGZ…
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India’s economy is growing faster than China’s, yet a third of its population still live without electricity. But now a small company Pollinate Energy are selling solar-powered lights to India’s slum-dwellers.

In the absence of power, every night the air in the sprawling shanty-towns of India’s cities fill with the dense smoke of kerosene used for lighting and cooking. For the slum-dwellers, the smoke is a killer – equivalent to consuming up to two packs of cigarettes a day. “We basically decided that if we wanted to solve this huge problem it had to be a business solution. You just can’t give away 400 million lights”, says Kat Kimmorley, co-founder of Pollinate Energy. Pollinate’s simple and safe solution comes in the form of a portable solar-powered light, in which the poorest can invest in a brighter future. Their demand is now giving work to Indians like Latha, a young mother who sells the lamps to slum dwellers: “My status has increased. My life has changed”, she says.

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7 Montre moi ton école Inde

2 feb. 2013

 

8 India’s shameful child labour mining for beauty industry sparkle

22 feb. 2017

ITV News has discovered children as young as six breaking rocks from India’s illegal mines for the glittering mineral mica.
 

9 India | The Republic Of Hunger | 101 East

11 mei 2012

Al Jazeera English

More than 40 per cent of India’s 61 million children are malnourished, prompting the prime minister to declare the problem a “national shame”.

A recent report reveals that levels are twice that of sub-Saharan Africa, making every third malnourished child in the world an Indian.

India has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and runs one of the largest child feeding programmes.

But critics say only a fraction of aid reaches the needy.

101 East travels to India and asks what the country is doing to feed its millions.

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10 Durga Productions – “PMR India” a documentary about slums in Delhi, Children, Poverty

14 mei 2015

“PMR” is an NGO in Delhi/India who supports homeless people as well as people living in Slums. Dr.Dr. Parasher leads you through the project and the slums. For more information about our movies, visit us at: www.durga-productions.com If you like this film, please share it. Thank you.
 

11 My Daily Life in the SLUMS OF MUMBAI (Life-Changing 5 Days)

23 apr. 2018

UPDATE: a few years after living in Dharavi I made a short video about its history. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkvy4…

Two and a half years ago, during my first visit in India, I spent 2 days walking all around the slums of Mumbai. Even though I got to learn quite a bit about the life in the slums, I didn’t have the chance to live inside the slums and because of that I left with more questions than answers.

So now that I came back to India for the second time, I decided to go back to Mumbai and spend five days living in Dharavi, which is one of the largest slums in the world.

This experience opened my eyes in ways I couldn’t have imagined, because I got to spend so much time with the local people, who completely transformed my outlook on what their lives were like.

You see, as most outsiders, I had a very distorted view of the people of the slums. We grow up hearing stories about them dying on the streets, no one being able to read and write, kids having to sleep surrounded by flesh-eating rats and so on.

There are, of course, tons of problems that need to be addressed, especially when it comes to sanitation. For example, sources say that in Dharavi there is an average of 1 toilet for a thousand people. Also, livestock generally lives in the same quarters with people and that, combined with the fact that the local water sources lack cleaning facilities, sometimes causes the spread of contagious diseases.

However, people there are just like everywhere else. They have their own dreams, goals, careers, thoughts and emotions. They are in no way different from the rest of us.

It doesn’t matter where we come from. We are all equal. Some of us are born with golden spoons in our mouths, others are not. But that doesn’t define us. What defines us is our pursuit of happiness, our compassion for others and our ability to adapt to whatever circumstances we’re in and make the best of them.

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12 Dispatches: The Street Kids Of Mumbai (Poverty Documentary) | Real Stories

 
18 okt. 2016
 
This film reveals the brutal reality of life on the streets and in the slums of Mumbai, following the daily struggles of four young children to survive. Want to watch
 

7 mei 2016

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13 India Rich vs. Poor

26 jul. 2011

Freedom to the prosperity, who benefited? Whose lost? What’s the perspective? Rich Vs Poor.
 
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14 Mumbai Street Kids

10 apr. 2013

In one of the world’s largest cities, 150,000 kids live on the streets. They face a barrage of drugs, abuse and violence in their quest to survive
 

15 Trashopolis S02 E05: Mumbai

16 mrt. 2018

Trash fuels a vast recycling economy in the fabled slums of Mumbai, the real-life inspiration for the hit film “Slumdog Millionaire”.
 

16 Incredible Delhi, India

12 jan. 2013

Impressions of Old Delhi, New Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), including a bicycle tour in Delhi and visit to all major sights
 

17 India’s Missing Girls: BBC Documentary

10 aug. 2016

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Your support of any quantity, makes a world of a difference for the empowerment of these children, girls, and women.

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18 The Caste System in India

1 dec. 2018

This Caste System in India is a three-thousand-year-old Hindu system that is still affecting Indians to this day. This school project by Mateus Berutto Figueiredo shows how Indians are still being affected by this form of stratification.
 
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19 Dalit Muslims of India | Al Jazeera World

2 sep. 2015

Al Jazeera English

For centuries India’s social structure was built around a rigid Hindu caste system. While the caste system was constitutionally abolished in 1950, its legacy still deeply affects contemporary Indian society.

The Hindu population, around 84 percent of the 1.2 billion people that live in the country, is still influenced by the four main traditional castes, which also have their own sub-sects: Brahmins, the priestly and academic class; Kshatriya, the warrior caste; Vaishya, which comprises the business community; and Shudra, the working class.

Outside these four groups are others, including the Dalits, who are at the bottom of the hierarchy.

Dalits have traditionally done jobs considered ritually impure, like garbage collection, street sweeping, the cremation of dead bodies and the disposal of human waste.

With Dalits continuing to face prejudice and discrimination within their own communities, some try to find social acceptance by converting to Buddhism, Christianity, Sikhism or Islam.

“It bothers me whenever I introduce myself. People ask about my surname,” says Rakesh, who’s a dhobi, the washerman caste.

Rakesh has converted to Islam and changed his name to Ali Kanojia.

“I tell them my name is Rakesh. They ask, ‘Rakesh what?’ They normally ask you this at a Hindu’s house,” he says.

But conversion is not simply a way out – prejudices still carry over into other religions. Many converts face resistance and even violence from their families or the communities they were born into and the new chosen faith can pose a different set of challenges – like those faced by Ali Kanojia from his own family.

“It’s not easy to convert to Islam,” he says. “They [the family] say it’s not right. I ask, Why? They say it’s because Muslims have a bad reputation.”

Abdulrahman Bharti’s conversion to Islam almost cost him his life.

“I got shot by Hindu people from the Sawar clan … . When a person converts, the new religion welcomes them, but people from the old religion try to stop them. If they can’t, they’ll try to kill them. This happened to me,” says Bharti who was shot in the chest and leg.

After independence in 1947, the Indian government introduced positive discrimination in favour of low caste groups, but not everyone enjoys the same benefits.

It’s a highly complex benefit structure with certain jobs, education opportunities and political representation reserved for different social and religious groups.

The Reservation Act covers a wide range of eventualities, but for Dalits the disadvantages of conversion may arguably outweigh the advantages, especially when it comes to jobs.

“The protection includes Sikhs and Jains, and Buddhists, but it doesn’t include Christians and Muslims, so what happens is that they get excluded from those – the quotas for SCs [Scheduled Castes],” says Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director for Human Rights Watch.

Kanojia, for instance, has not been able to get a government job.

“If you don’t have a lower caste certificate you won’t get a reserved job. I don’t have the lower caste certificate. My parents were illiterate and had little understanding of things… I can’t get a job anywhere,” says Kanojia.

Set primarily in Mumbai and in the Madhya Pradesh countryside, this film provides an insight into conversion to other religions – the social reformer and principal architect of the Indian constitution, BR Ambedkar, was born a Dalit and converted to Buddhism and many followed in his footsteps – and the processes for finalising conversions.

We hear the personal stories of different Dalit Muslims and the campaign of one man, descended from Muslim converts, to end garbage picking and discrimination against Dalits in Madhya Pradesh.

This is part of a broader struggle where castes, clans and religions determine the course of millions of lives.

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20 The Children Working On Indian Coal Mines

8 sep. 2016

Rat Hole Minors (2014): In the coal mines of India, tens of thousands of children are forced to work in “rat holes”, tiny pits too small for adults to reach. Why are the authorities turning a blind eye to this lethal and illegal practice?
 
For similar stories, see:
 
The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1L_p…
Investigating BHP’s $5bn Mining Disaster In Brazil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF3Cl…
Sulphur Mining – Indonesia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciH1q…
 
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21 The hellish coal fields of Jharia | DW Documentary

13 nov. 2017

Savitri Mahto’s morning begins with her shift at the coal mine. There the 17-year-old toils away for hours every day in order to support her family. The toxic fumes are destroying Savitri’s health, but she cannot afford to see a doctor.
 
Jharia in the Indian state of Jharkhand is home to around 600,000 people. It’s in the middle of the country’s largest coal field. Jharia, named after the city and region of the same name, also has a devastating number of coal seam fires – locally and globally one of the biggest causes of environmental pollution. Coal fires pump enormous quantities of carbon dioxide into the air. Savitri Mahto toils away every day in this toxic atmosphere before going to school. DW reporter Sonia Phalnikar has the story.
 
The Hellish Coal Fields of Jharia A Report by Sonia Phalnikar
 
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22 🇮🇳 India’s Coal Rush | 101 East

23 mrt. 2012

India is hungry for energy. Over 173 power plants, all of them coal-fired, will be built to power the nation’s high-tech industries and booming cities.
 
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23 India: The Burning City – People & Power

14 jul. 2016

Underground fires have been burning for more than a century beneath India’s largest coalfield, but in recent decades open-cast mining has brought the flames to the surface with devastating consequences for the local population.
 

24 India. Real life in New Delhi: caste system, politics, slums and business

26 apr. 2019
 

25 Breaking India’s Unjust Caste System (2014)

13 sep. 2016

The Struggle of the Untouchables (2014): India’s caste system has a legacy of persecution and discrimination. One of the few hopes for the country’s 240 million Untouchables is a grass-roots movement that is changing Dalit’s lives across the country.
 
For similar stories, see:
The ‘Untouchable’ Teen Journalist Challenging Indian Corruption https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQRVA…
The Challenges Facing India’s Lower Caste Communities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKMOA…
How India’s female untouchables are fighting back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPHHc…
 
 

26 Walking in Varanasi (India)

28 sep. 2014

Varanasi, also known as بنارس, Benares, Banaras or Kashi, is an Indian city on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, 320 kilometres south-east of the state capital, Lucknow
 

27 Incredible India – Varanasi (Benares) 2013

26 feb. 2014

Варанаси- сегодня это один из наиболее древних городов в Индии, но и на всей нашей планете. Ученые склонны полагать, что возраст Варанси сказочного города-легенда, ему более 5000 лет и основан он самим богом Шивой ! Валерию и Ирине Гуща спасибо за поддержку !
 

28 Incredible India – 3: Varanasi (Benares)

3 dec. 2011
 
 

29 Beyond documentary: Varanasi India

23 mrt. 2013

India is an exclusive documentary featuring photographer Joey L. Set in Varanasi, India. The documentary by filmmaker Cale Glendening follows Joey and his assistant Ryan as they complete their latest photo series — Holy Men. Almost every major religion breeds ascetics; wandering monks who have renounced all earthly possessions, dedicating their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation. Their reality is dictated only by the mind, not material objects. Even death is not a fearsome concept, but a passing from the world of illusion. Set in the breathtaking backdrop of India, this documentary proves that capturing an amazing portrait isn’t just about the latest gear or technique, but truly the subject.
 
Brilliantly Captured by PodCast4U
 

30 Les cités XXL : le bidonville de Bombay

9 feb. 2016

Bombay, 20 millions d’habitants ! La capitale économique de l’Inde a vu sa population exploser en 50 ans et si les buildings les plus rutilants d’Inde y ont poussé, les bidonvilles ont aussi prospéré. C’est dans l’un de ces quartiers, ville dans le ville, que nous vous emmenons…
 
Reportage : Amanda Jacquel et Nicolas Bertrand. France 2 – Télématin, “C’est un monde”, 30 janvier 2016
 
Le bureau de France 2 New Delhi couvre l’actualité de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud.
 

31 Inde : Voyage dans une autre réalité

26 jan. 2015

Cela faisait plusieurs années que je voulais me rendre en Inde. C’était même devenu une obsession. Plus j’écoutais ceux qui rentraient d’un périple indien, moins je me faisais une idée précise du pays, les expériences de chacun étant si différentes. Je voyais donc, dans ce voyage au nord-est du pays, une excellente opportunité de satisfaire ma curiosité.
 
// India : Travel through another world I had been thinking of visiting India for a while, making it a priority in my travel list. More I was listening to people coming back from an indian trip less I could image how life was over there. Everybody had so different experiences. I finally got the chance to travel to the north-east of India and fulfill my curiosity.
 

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32 India. Real life in New Delhi: caste system, politics, slums and business

26 apr. 2019

Aloha, guys!

It is time to meet the locals of Delhi. In this issue we will have as many as 5 heroes from different castes! We will talk about real life in India, how life is different in Delhi and the regions, about castes and the life of different generations.

First, we will take a stroll through the Khanpur Village in the southern part of Delhi along with our heroine Sawi, who works in a restaurant. Savi will tell us about how her daily life is arranged, show us her home, tell about religion, Indian wedding and family life. Savi will also comment on the popular myth that in Delhi water from the toilet is mixed with water, which then enters the water supply.

Then we will get acquainted with Liza, who recently married an Indian. She will introduce us to her family and we will learn how they live in India from several generations at once. So the mother and father of the family will talk about what India was like 20 years ago, what has changed in the country during this time and what traditions the local population honors, what education was like. Their family live in a huge house, which is served by three helpers – one prepares food, the others help her and are engaged in cleaning. In the video you will learn how much helpers earn and how much money is needed to maintain a house worth 400,000,000 rupees.

23-year-old Diksha, whom we met by chance on the street, will tell us about the life and dreams of the younger generation.

And in this issue, I will introduce you to Tanya’s husband from the main issue of «Expats» in Delhi – Rohan, who left India for 22 years to study and travel around the world. And then he returned and opened a franchise restaurant in Delhi.

5 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT DELHI

▶ According to UN forecasts, in 2022 India will overtake China and become the most populous country in the world! The number of residents by that time can reach 1.6 billion people, which will be almost equal to the population of the United States and China.

▶ India is a multi-ethnic country with more than 400 ethnic groups living on its territory. Hindi and English are considered to be the state here, but the government also recognizes 17 other languages (Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali, Manipuri, Konkani, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Orii, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu). All in all, India speak 447 different languages and 2 thousand dialects.

▶ 74% of young Indians prefer marriage to their personal choice. With all this, 1 out of 100 marriages in India ends in divorce. By the way, one of the lowest in the world! By the way, the largest family in the world lives in India. A man named Zion Chan has 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandsons. They all live together in a house with 100 rooms.

▶ Although according to statistics, 35% of the population lives below the poverty line, and most of the country lives on less than $2 a day, more than a million Indians are millionaires.

▶ A cow is a sacred animal in India. She is also considered one of the seven mothers of mankind, because she gives milk, like women.

Are you ready to meet local people in Delhi? Let’s start it!

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33 Voices from Delhi’s slum

20 feb. 2013

A documentary about four children who live in Delhi’s unregistered slums. They tell us about their dreams and aspirations, and role models. Their parents speak about their family situation and hopes for their children’s future. Teachers at NGO Pratham talks about the business and its challenges. Continuous portrayed the harsh life in Delhi’s unregistered slums. The film is 27 minutes long.
 
SHOCKING LIVING CONDITONS
 
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34 CHILDREN OF THE DUMP – KISES INDIA

9 feb. 2016

February 2016: We watched as children and families waited for a lorry full of rubbish to drop its load before picking up scraps of plastic with their bare hands. But KISES India & KISES UK are not standing idly by… we have a plan in place to remove these children from the dump and place them into education at a nearby temporary school, part of our Vijayawada Dump Humanisation Programme, which also involves the creation of a tented village and kitchen. The land has been prepared and we urgently need businesses or individuals to come forward and donate just a few thousand pounds to get this ground-breaking project up and running. Corporate funding can make all the difference to these downtrodden people’s lives, but we also need individuals to donate or ‘Adopt a Family’ for £120 for the year, or £10 a month. Go to www.kisesuk.com/sponsor, or get in touch at kisesindia@gmail.com. You can also follow KISES India on Facebook and Twitter. #StigmaOTD
 

35 About poor and orphan’s Life In India

15 sep. 2011

The poor children and orphan children in India are in so much distress. They do not have food to eat and cloths to wear. They are in so much need. Please Pray for the poor and orphan children in India.
 

36 India’s COVID-19 Crisis: Slavery, Suicide And A Rising Extreme Poor | Insight | Full Episode

18 nov. 2020

50 minutes

COVID-19 has sent India’s once red hot economy into a tailspin and left tens of millions of people jobless. Growth has plunged into the negative territory. But it’s the poor who’ve been hit the hardest by the pandemic and the economic disruption. Some had committed suicide due to their inability to get out of their economic predicament. Although the country had pulled millions out of poverty only recently, it’s now facing the dire prospect of witnessing millions being pushed back to the margins once again as a result of the pandemic. Can India deal with the dual onslaught of the pandemic and economic disaster at the same time? What more can it do to save millions from the brink of starvation and death?
 
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37 India’s Coal Rush: A Town on Fire

19 jan. 2016

Jharia lies at the heart of India’s largest coal belt, within the north-east state of Jharkhand. The area produces almost all of the country’s high-quality coking coal required in the production of steel as well as in thermo-electricity plants. Yet the vast open cast mines that stretch through these lands lie on top of underground fires that have been burning for over a century.

Recent mining expansions have provoked these flames causing over 70 open fires to erupt along the earth’s surface, spewing noxious gases and destroying the land. Those hardest hit are local villagers and workers in towns such as Jharia – forced to endure poisonous air, dangerous fires and unbearable heat.

Envrionmental activists have highlighted how the state-run coal mining BCCL firm has deliberately exacerbated the open fires, so as to justify the eviction of locals due to safety risks, and thereby clear the areas of coal-rich land suited for their expansion.

The nearby town of Dhanbad is particularly notorious for its ‘coal mafia’ – an informal name given to the corrupt mechanics behind India’s coal trade – one mired by greed and exploitation.

Earlier this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to double state-produced coal by 2020 in the hopes of meeting India’s rapidly rising energy demands. Yet, in the setting of global climate change and emission responsibilities, coal remains one of the dirtiest forms of energy production.

Set in the bleak and naturally striking scenery of Jharia, this story looks into the poverty-stricken, remote and forgotten lives of people at the mercy of corporations and governed by coal. This is the story of those buried beneath Indias billion dollar coal operations – the dirty end of a dirty business.

DOP & Edit: Souvid Datta
Additional Camera: Melanie Cura Daball & PixelDo.com

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38 The Biggest Coal Mines In India

16 okt. 2015

Biggest Dragline . Shovel .Dumper Opreting In This Mines
 

39 THE LIFE : Behind the bricks

5 aug. 2015

Bricks make a house, house make a society,society lead to infrastructural development of a country. Every bricks of our so called home sweet home have a dedicated effort by the labour in brick kiln. Brick kiln workers since dawn to dusk are engrossed in their working place as a so called parasitic leech, which extract their uttermost potential even an ounce of it is spared to be taken home by them. Just we had a single question on our mind do these worker are treated as a human being alias social animal or are just animal made to survive as society. Male, Family, Elderly people, Child labour are working as an employee in brick kiln. Are their safety have ever been concerned by the owner? Well never had been concerned, never was but question arise whether in future brick society will ever take 2 strike people? Well answer remains unanswered till date. 
 
The documentary showing major problems of labour and emphasizing on the laws which are violating under the brick kiln industry. Child labour, sexual harassment, extra work hour, minimum wages health problems, large amount of migration are shown. Mostly the child labour are highlighted because due to hard working due to hard working they are being hampered physically and mentally.
 

40 Documentary: Invisible chains – bonded labour in India’s brick kilns

20 sep. 2017

Documentary by Anti-Slavery International revealing shocking levels of slavery, bonded labour, and child labour in India brick kiln industry.
 

41 The White Lie – A Child Labour Documentary

25 mrt. 2017

A documentary that highlights the new amendment made to the Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act of 1986 and explores the terrible condition of children working in the BT Cotton fields of Gujarat.
 

42 Indian brick workers treated ‘worse than slaves’, says NGO

22 sep. 2017

Millions of Indian brick workers are trapped in bonded labour and regularly cheated out of their wages, an anti-slavery group says as it demands government action
 

43 “Incredible India” Home to Modern Slavery

12 jun. 2013

Millions of people, including children, toil in bonded labor in India, even though the practice has been outlawed for years
 

44 WASTE -(Documentary Film)

11 aug. 2015

After winning a fellowship with InfoChange India, Parasher Baruah has directed a documentary film about the rag pickers of Dharavi .
The film was selected to be screened at the Munich Documentary Film Festival in May 2009.
Filmed over a period of eight months in Dharavi, WASTE explores the importance of the rag pickers’ role in managing the city’s waste and the challenges that these people face every day. The film follows three adolescent rag pickers, Sameer, Santosh, and Salman, as they go about their daily lives and interviews other rag pickers and residents of Dharavi in the process.
WASTE leaves a powerful impact on its audience and prompts viewers to rethink the way they use and dispose of trash.
The film continues to be screened at various schools and events to bring attention to the living conditions of rag pickers and to help audiences gain perspective on how their patterns of consumption impact the environment

CREDITS

Director/Cinematographer-Parasher Baruah

Editor-Arindam Ghatak

Sound design- Niraj Gera

Produced by- Center for Communication and Development Studies (CCDS)/ Infochangeindia.org

Batwoman
This broke my heart. Instead of shoving all that extra money up bollywood actors arses and paying foreigners to go India and make a movie..they should do something about ppl like this.. they are humble and hard working..they suffer daily just to eat, they need help the most. I can’t wait to go India this summer and give what I can to people like this to make difference even if it’s a something small
 
Canis Lupus
This documentary shows poverty so deep I can’t fully imagine it. On my worst days in the USA I had more than this. My hardest days were not this bad. I am indeed humbled by the experience of watching this video. How does one help people in this situation?
America The Truth Speaks Volumes
How can i get in touch with the people that filmed the? I’m wanting to help those boys in this awesome but horrible sad living condition and film

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45 Technology stops food waste in India [HD]

16 nov. 2015

India has committed itself to fighting hunger at home and worldwide. Anambitious goal, but quite realistic. India is extremely fertile, usually two, sometimes even four harvests per year can be made. The biggest problem is the enormous food waste: 40 % of food is wasted as it goes from farms to tables. To ensure success India makes a firm commitment to innovative food processing and packaging technologies. The year 2011 is expected to mark a turning point: India has decided to set up 30 new high-tech mega-food-parks to fight hunger worldwide.
 
Ein Film von www.herbstundherbst.tv
 

46 The Real Slum Dogs: Journey Of Hope by Deric Ó hArtagáin Follow me on Instagram @deric_tv_

27 mrt. 2015

The Real Slum Dogs; Journey of Hope
Première: Thursday 26th March 2015
Presenter: @deric_hartigan

The documentary is a raw and real reflection of modern day life in Kolkata, India. From the shocking scenes of child labourers working in the city’s main dump at Howrah and the generational prostitution on Kolkata’s main highways to the on-going rescue operations and educational projects provided by the Hope Foundation; this documentary charters the journey and lives of the forgotten children of Calcutta through the work of the charity organisation as they endeavour to rescue a generation from a life of drug use and sexual abuse. Throughout this ‘Journey Of Hope’, Limerickman Deric Hartigan comes face-to-face with the harsh reality of slum life in the city, meets the children who have been recused from a life of destitution, talks to those on the ground who work tirelessly to make it happen and visits the projects directly funded by the Irish people. Shocking and inspiring, this gripping documentary will expose the underbelly of a city and a culture where you have to fight to survive.

Some parts of the video are very oneasy to watch: PAINFUL AND SHOCKING

CHILDREN ARE LIVING IN HELL


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47 Men of Burden – Acclaimed Documentary Film on Cycle Rickshaws in Pondicherry, India

4 aug. 2014

“Men of Burden: Pedaling towards a Horizon” is an Internationally-acclaimed 2006 documentary film set in the city of Pondicherry(now Puducherry), India. The documentary uncovers the story of disappearing cycle rickshaw drivers living in abject poverty. Over time, the city has experienced a gradual reduction in the number of cycle rickshaws. thereby diminishing the chances of living for those who depend on them. What used to be one of the primary modes of transport in the city is now a fading memory with the few remaining ones staging a difficult survival. The film explores some of the ethical dimensions of man pulling man against the background of the increasingly menacing effects of motorised transport and air pollution. It also takes the viewer through the rickshaw men’s journey of hope on the roads that have fostered them.
Representing one facet of India’s population below poverty line, these unflagging men perpetually struggle to eat one satisfying meal a day. What is remarkable is the essence of some who believe in making a difference in an apparently hopeless livelihood. While India’s big cities are racing towards Globalization and technology, these rickshaw men, against all odds, remain appreciative of their modest lives by believing in the power of now meaning earn for their everyday meal and live a contented life and not worry about any saving or about future.
Portraying the immediacy and desolation of the situation the film highlights a catalytic change revolutionizing India’s economic and social future from the grass roots level. Juxtaposing the way of life of these men with definitive solutions, the film answers the question of how these changes can trickle down to the roots of India’s soil.

The film had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Indian Film Festival, European Premiere at the Filmburo Baden-Wurttemberg’s Bollywood and Beyond Film Festival and its NYC Premiere at the Sixth Annual Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival.

Directed by Raghu Jeganathan
Co-directed by Earthling K
Produced by Ramesh Mourthy, Accessible Horizon Films
Cinematography by Mohandass
Music by Steve Gorn

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48 The Test of Poverty (18 Minute Full Length Edition)

14 sep. 2010

“The Test of Poverty” follows two women living in extreme poverty in West Bengal, India, as they participate in Trickle Up’s program and work to change the effects that generations of poverty have had on their families’ lives. The film shows that addressing the needs of the ultra-poor -those living on less than $1.25 day- involves more than just providing them with capital, and must be viewed through a wider lens. The film also captures the powerful effects that increased self‐confidence and empowerment that come from participating in Trickle Up’s program have in helping women break the vicious cycle of extreme poverty.



“The Test of Poverty” was directed by Gautam Bose and produced with support from the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), which is spearheading a global effort to understand how safety nets, livelihoods, and microfinance can be sequenced to create pathways for the poorest to graduate out of extreme poverty. 


“The Test of Poverty” shows how Trickle Up helps the ultra-poor holistically and with lasting results.

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49 The Test of Poverty (4 Minute Short Version)

16 jun. 2010

“The Test of Poverty” follows two women living in extreme poverty in West Bengal, India, as they participate in Trickle Up’s program and work to change the effects that generations of poverty have had on their families’ lives. The film shows that addressing the needs of the ultra-poor -those living on less than $1.25 day- involves more than just providing them with capital, and must be viewed through a wider lens. The film also captures the powerful effects that increased self‐confidence and empowerment that come from participating in Trickle Up’s program have in helping women break the vicious cycle of extreme poverty.



“The Test of Poverty” was directed by Gautam Bose and produced with support from the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), which is spearheading a global effort to understand how safety nets, livelihoods, and microfinance can be sequenced to create pathways for the poorest to graduate out of extreme poverty. 


“The Test of Poverty” shows how Trickle Up helps the ultra-poor holistically and with lasting results.

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50 India’s ‘Slumdog’ Millions: A glimpse of life in Bihar’s slums

19 feb. 2009

This short film, narrated by Mark Tully, shows a glimpse of what life is like for one family living in the slum of Kamla Nehru Nagar (Bihar, central India).

Slum-dwellers are vulnerable. With no permanent roof over their heads, little prospect of a secure job and poor access to basic sanitation, bad health and social exclusion is rife. Children can become easy victims of crime, prostitution and child labour.

This video shows how preventable diseases take a huge toll on slum-dwelling families.

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51 Travel in India | docufeel.com

23 jul. 2013

Slightly edited raw footage from travel in India during winter 2012. Places visited include Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), Varanassi, and Alabahd (Kumbah mela festival). shai.sarfati@gmail.com
 

52 A Taste Of India: Ep1 – Backpacking from Delhi to Udaipur

18 sep. 2016

Watch my first trip to India in this travel documentary, as I spent 6 weeks backpacking around the country.

I spent 3 weeks backpacking through the cities of the north and then another 3 weeks in the beaches and backwaters of the south.

Episode 1 is the northern half of my journey. Starting in Delhi, I travel to Varanasi, one of the world’s oldest cities and gets to row on the sacred Ganges river.

After a trip to the Taj Mahal in Agra I travel by train to Jaipur exploring the various forts, temples and colourful streets of The Pink City.

In Jaisalmer I go on a 2 day camel safari through the Rajasthan desert and then in Jodhpur I do a different kind of fort tour – the Flying Fox zipline. This leg of the trip finishes in the beautiful city of Udaipur.

Visit website: http://www.karlwatson.net

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53 A Taste Of India: Ep 2 – Backpacking from Goa To Kerala

25 sep. 2016
 

Watch my first trip to India in this travel documentary, as I spent 6 weeks backpacking around the country.

I spent 3 weeks backpacking through the cities of the north and then another 3 weeks in the beaches and backwaters of the south.

Episode 2 of this travel documentary is the southern half of ny journey.

Starting in Goa I enjoyed the different beaches and vibes of north and south Goa, including Vagator, Arambol and Palolem beach.

I then travelled inland to the beautiful ancient ruins of Hampi.

Working my way further south I relax on a canoe through the stunning Kerala backwaters, before finishing my trip in the cool beach town of Varkala.

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54 Backpacking India In 45 Days – Travel Documentary

26 aug. 2018

In this travel documentary we take a wild and rough journey through India while just having a backpack. We start our journey through beautiful back waters of Kerala and go north as the summer heat catches on. We explore the ancient sites of Hampi, jump on India’s Train and much more. This journey consists of highs like beautiful landscape of Rishikesh and lows like getting food sick in India and Racism in India.

Down below are time stamps to help you navigate though the documentary.

Trivandrum, Kerala – 00:47 , Alappuzha, Kerala – 03:42 , Kochi, Kerala – 05:36 , Goa – 13:10 , Hampi – 16:00 , Hyderabad – 26:04 , Kolkata, West Bengal – 30:11 , Darjeeling, West Bengal – 33:39 , Varanasi Uttar Pradesh – 38:11, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand – 43:25 , Racism In India – 54:42 , Jaipur, Rajasthan – 58:18 , Agra, Uttar Pradesh – 01:05:05 , Delhi – 01:07:28

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55 Top 24 Coolest Places to Visit in India | India Travel Guide

17 jun. 2019

 

56 – 10 Best Places to Visit in India – Travel Video

9 mei 2019

Check out all the places seen in this video: https://www.touropia.com/best-places-…
 
India is an enormous and diverse destination. Bordered by seven different countries, not to mention the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, means that there are many different sides to the country. More than 20 official languages, multiple religions and a variety of cuisines exist within India’s borders. To truly experience the breadth of Indian culture and history, travel is key. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in India:
 

57 Walking in Kolkata ( Calcutta)

27 okt. 2014

Kolkata known historically in English as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port as well as its sole major riverine port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India.
 

58 Market Mayhem in Kolkata, India. 🇮🇳

17 jul. 2020

After spending a few hours relaxing in my luxury hotel I ventured out onto the streets. It was a stark contrast, leaving the spacious lobby where soothing piano music filled the air to be confronted with crowds of people and the loud and never ending “BEEP, BEEP, BEEP” of the traffic.

The Oberoi Grand is in the New Market area of Kolkata, where the streets are lined with vendors who have no shortage of potential customers. The area is very popular and it’s obvious why. The level of competition that exists there drives the price of goods to bargain levels.

Knockoff clothes are sold openly, even in front of the actual legit shops that sell that brand. Even those big brand shops are selling their wares at a deep discount as they are forced to compete with vendors selling fake versions right on their doorstep.

I had my bagged my first bargain at a juice shop. There were three juice shops that looked almost identical right next to each other. That sounds like a recipe for some good prices to me. A pint glass of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice was only 50 rupees and the vendor topped me up with an extra half a glass for free. Compare that to the video I made in Dubai where I paid over 500 rupees for about half the volume of the same drink. Just a 20 X value difference!!!!

I explored further, avoiding the local scammers and touts and found a Pani Puri stall. It looked like this was going to be a street food vlog. I actually had no idea what this video was going to be about when I made it but I just pressed record and decided to figure it out on the fly. I wandered back into the market streets and then decided it would be more of a market spree video than a food one.

A 350 pair of knockoff Puma shorts and a 200 knockoff Nike t-shirt later and yer man was happy but further bargains and delicious food were still to come his way.

I have one more video from Kolkata that I’ll be making public before the end of the month. It’s an hour long and full of fun and adventure.

** TIMESTAMPS **

0:00 Exploring Kolkata
0:27 Fresh Juice Vendor
2:00 Scammy Tout
4:03 Kolkata Pani Puri
7:52 New Market
8:40 Knockoff Puma Shorts
13:48 Knockoff Nike T-shirt
22:43 Handkerchief Vendor
26:21 Indoor Market
31:33 India Cricket Shirt
34:42 Street Food

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59 Exploring Kolkata with EVERY Form of Transport. 🇮🇳

27 jul. 2020

My mission was to explore Kolkata using as many different forms of transport as I could.

Kolkata is famous for its yellow taxis and colonial era trams. Hard working men transport people through the streets in bicycle or manual powered rickshaws. Not everywhere in India has these things so I felt like to get a real feel for Kolkata I must experience them.

I started with the Metro as their was a station near my hotel in the New Market area. It was less modern and more busy than the metro system in Chennai but still very nice, fast and cheap.

I wanted to explore a little of each area after taking each form of transport. I didn’t really have a plan where I was going though, I just worked the itinerary out on the fly.

I exited the metro at a green area on Google Maps so I assumed it would be a nice park to walk around. A correct assumption but that nice park, Elliott Park, hadn’t opened yet so I walked down to the next green area which I found was a massive field massively covered in litter.

It was actually pretty shocking. Not something I expected to see in the centre of a major international city. It could probably be cleaned up by a team in just one day so I’ve no idea why it isn’t. Kolkata people pay taxes, right? So I wonder why the local government don’t just employ some cheap labour to keep the area nice.

When Elliott Park opened at 1 pm it was like entering a different world. Perfectly manicured grass and trees, flowers everywhere, a lake. It was lovely and free to enter. The sign outside said it’s maintained by the Ministry of Defense so it seems they spend more on maintaining the park than the local government do on the rest of the area.

I walked a full loop of Elliott Park then jumped on a random bus. A friendly local helped me communicate with the bus conductor and I just jumped off at the traffic lights before the next stop. That counts as a bus ride, right?

I found a fairly quiet road that had street vendors. One man sorted me out with a lovely fresh sugar cane juice and another cleaned my shoes. These enterprising vendors are something I love about India. They provide real value to people with the services they provide.

With a clean pair of shoes I wanted to get off the streets and into one of the old style yellow cabs. They have written on them “no refusal”, which is a lie. They also have meters, which they don’t use, as I learned the hard way. Fortunately two friendly guys and helped me resolve the situation though and I only get cheated a little bit rather than a lot.

The cab was supposed to take me to another park. He was too lazy to do the U-turn though, so I had to cross the road and walk up the street only to find that the park was closed. It seems that these small parks in Kolkata all have certain times that they are open. The rest of the time they’re probably being maintained.

I still hadn’t seen a single tram in Kolkata since I arrived in the city. With some google research I found the nearest area would be Park Circus and I was walking that way when I saw a cycle rickshaw headed in the same direction. I obviously took that golden opportunity.

The mall I arrived at was a welcome sight as I was bursting. I went in to use the lavvy and ended with a mutton biriyani. Very nice. I like the food courts in Indian malls. The food is way more expensive than the local joints but the hygiene standards are high and you can eat in air conditioned comfort.

I did find the tram after leaving the mall and was lucky to get a carriage all to myself. The tram is very old, classic style with open windows you can stick your head out of. If I had more time I would have done the full loop of the track. A ticket is only 6 rupees ($0.08) so you can’t get much better value than that as a tourist for a fun and authentic experience in Kolkata.

My last form of transport was the manual rickshaw where I was able to give my strong legs a rest and let someone else’s strong legs transport me through the city. It’s a nice leisurely way to travel as you are elevated and have time to look around and take everything in. I’d love to spend all day being transported in one of those but it’s probably not possible. I guess they are used for short distances unless the drivers (?) have ultra-marathon athlete-like endurance.

** TIMESTAMPS **

0:00 Intro
0:48 Kolkata Metro
6:33 Garbage Park
8:23 Balloon Game
10:49 Elliot Park
12:51 Local Bus
16:45 Sugar Cane Juice
18:24 Shoe Cleaning
20:58 Kolkata Yellow Taxi
27:38 Cycle Rickshaw
32:08 Mutton Biriyani
35:17 Kolkata Tram
43:45 Traditional Rickshaw
53:36 Chai Vendor

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60 – ₹10,000 LUXURY HOTEL in Kolkata, India. 🇮🇳

7 jul. 2020

I flew all the way from Kerala to Kolkata to conclude my India trip and end it with a bang by staying in a 5 star hotel.

I chose to stay at the Oberoi Grand hotel due to its prime location. As I was bedridden in Kerala for days with flu I had time to do a bit of research on Kolkata. I explored the city with Google Maps to find the general area that I’d want to stay and from there tried to decide which was the best hotel in that area.

Every time I say anything negative at all about a hotel in my videos I get a dozen comments saying “Why didn’t you do research before you booked?” or “If you wanted luxury, you should have stayed in a 5 star hotel!!!!!”

Well, you bunch of self righteous nincompoops, you’ll be glad to know that I checked on TripAdvisor and this 5-star hotel’s rank based on traveler reviews is 6 out of 529 hotels, with a 5/5 average rating from 2,800 reviews.

Happy now? Well maybe you won’t be because I still managed to have at least one thing to complain about. Nowhere is perfect. However I spent 3 nights in the hotel and overall had an excellent experience.

The bed was as comfortable as it could be and I enjoyed 3 nights of perfect sleep that were followed by delicious breakfast feasts. The buffet selection was a little bit on the small side relative to the size of the hotel but it really was a case of quality over quantity.

The hotel is a heritage property so there are some pros and cons that go with that. It’s an obvious cliche but I have to say that “they don’t make ’em like that anymore.” If a hotel was built in 2020 it would be very different to one that was designed and built over 100 years ago. You have the chance to live inside a piece of history.

The downside to that is that they’re not allowed to make any major changes to the building. Having a small en-suite bathroom may have been considered a luxury in the early 1900’s but nowadays guests come to expect one of a decent size in a top hotel.

I paid ₹10,000 rupees per night (£104 GBP / $132 USD) for my room, which is actually pretty good value for staying in one of the best hotels in the center of a major city, with breakfast included.

There were balcony rooms available that look over the pool / courtyard area. It would have been nice to wake up to that view but they were around 15,000 per night, 50% more expensive. I couldn’t justify paying 5,000 a night extra just for the luxury of a small balcony.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Oberoi. The 5/5 rating it has earned on the review sites is deserved. What I liked most was how good the staff were. Everyone from the receptionist, to the housekeeper, to the pool boy, to the waiters, to the chefs showed the highest level of hospitality even when they were under the stress of being extremely busy.

The hotel has a policy of not encouraging the handing of tips to individual members of staff. This is perfect as it takes away a lot of awkward situations. Sometimes when staying in a low or medium standard hotel you don’t know if the staff member is going out of their way to help you because they’re expecting a tip in return or they’re just genuinely showing you good hospitality.

In this hotel their policy was, if you felt that you wanted to, you could put some money in an envelope and leave it in a box at reception to be shared by all the hotel’s staff. I left 3,000 which is 10% of what I paid for the 3 nights. It seemed appropriate to me. Maybe some Americans are reading this and are fuming “Tips should be 25% minimum!!!!” and maybe some other nationalities are reading this thinking that I was generous.

The point is I didn’t have to worry about what anyone though of the amount I tipped or the fact that I did or didn’t tip at all. Nobody saw how much I put in the envelope and nobody saw me put the envelope in the box. I just did what I thought was appropriate and gave it no further thought, until right now when I’m writing about it. 🙂

I only made another 2 videos in Kolkata. I had planned to use the last day to film 3 separate vlog ideas but it rained hard from morning until evening so I had to write them off or at least postpone them until my next trip to Kolkata. I guess that will be sometime in 2021 at the very earliest.

On the plus side, I think the 2 videos that I did make were awesome so let’s just pretend that I went for quality over quantity. 😉

****** TIMESTAMPS ******

00:00 Luxury Hotel Strategy
01:24 Oberoi Grand Hotel
06:00 In-room Check-In
11:19 Room Tour (Likes / Dislikes)
17:33 Swimming Pool
20:21 Hotel Gym
21:55 Breakfast Buffet
41:20 Turndown Service

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61 Oprah Visits India

17 jul. 2020

Oprah visits different types of households in India
 
Rai Radio
After 1000 years of series of invasions and colonial rule, India today is a post apocalyptic India. Like an abused person finds it hard to bounce back to a disciplined quality life, something similar has happened to the soul of India. We are just going through the motions not really caring anymore. Ancient Indian temples were built with earthquake proof materials and dessings or a rock cut temple made out of single rock. Modern builders cant even make a straight road that doesnt break down in rains. If anyone wants to know what India was, watch Praveen Mohan’s videos on youtube.
 
Michelle Autore
I hate the disparity between rich and poor. It’s heartbreaking. What a beautiful family.
 
Rodel Canizares
Namaste to the richest country when it comes to culture!

62 Oprah Visits the City of Widows

10 mei 2012

This compelling visit to the City of Widows by Oprah made me leave the comfort of my Southern California life style and start a social enterprise in Northern India (in the very city of Vrindavan where this was filmed) called the Mahima Creations. We sell jewelry, clothing and accessories made by widows from Vrindavan so they can support themselves and regain some dignity. 
 

63 Indian Rural Life💕Village Life of Punjab/India💕Rural life of Punjab💕People below Poverty line

20 dec. 2018

Village lifestyle of Punjab People.
 

64 Visiting a SLUM HOME in INDIA (Delhi)

2 mrt. 2018

Conner Sullivan gets a tour of New Delhi, India Slum (Sultanpuri) from his cab driver
 

65 Living in a slum, India|Short Documentary film|For subtitles click on CC|personal experience Video

6 jan. 2017

The short video aims at throwing light on the life in slums with a human touch. The team went and lived in Kriti Nagar slum, New Delhi for two days and lived as guests with one of the families to gain a personal experience. This video shows only some parts of entire two days. To know more about experience or be a part of next project, send an email to peoplesproject0@gmail.com

Cameraman & Editor
Raju Boro

Voice Over
Chiranjibi Thapa

Written By
Namit Hans

Produced by
People’s Project team

Directed By
Raju Boro

 

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66 Inside Mumbai’s BIGGEST Slum Dharavi and the Industries within

22 nov. 2018

Inside Mumbai’s Mohammad and Mohsin take me on an in-depth tour of Dharavi slums and the micro industries thriving within. Dharavi is the largest slum in Mumbai and the second largest in Asia (after Orangi Town in Pakistan). It is estimated that one million people live in Dharavi, which spans just 535 acres, has a population density of an incredible 869,565 people per square mile. There are approximately 5,000 businesses and 15,000 single-room factories in Dharavi. The slum is the most literate in the country, with a literacy rate of 69%.

The metropolitan area of Mumbai has experienced an explosion in growth over the past 20 years…doubling since 1991.

This growth is attributed to migration from other regions in the country, with migrants seeking business and employment opportunities.

The rapid expansion has led to serious health issues that have to be addressed by the government, and a large percentage of residents live in the city’s slums.

The percentage of people living in slums is estimated to be as high as 41.3% in Greater Mumbai, meaning that over 9 million people live in these areas.

Thank you Mohammad and Mohsin of www.insidemumbaitours.com

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#mumbai #dharavi #slumdog

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I mainly focus on creating videos about my travel to Cambodia and the Khmer life in the US. My goal is to document different Cambodian communities around the world. When I’m not traveling, I like to make vlogs about my daily life, which include enjoying good food with friends and family. I do have a background in tech so occasionally I’ll review the gear that I’m using to make these videos.

A little about myself…
I came to the US with my father and mother at the age of 1, in the midst of the Khmer Rouge genocide. I lived for almost 40 years without ever returning to Cambodia. It was only recently that I made my first trip back to my homeland and since then, it has been my goal to learn about Cambodia’s rich history, religion and document life of Cambodian people living there. In between my trips, I try to visit the different Khmer communities all over the US to see the differences and similarities between them. Please, I do apologize that my Cambodia language skills aren’t the greatest, but I am trying to relearn!

Contact info…
MAILING ADDRESS: PO BOX 853, Lebanon PA 17042
EMAIL: savi.you@gmail.com

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67 Documentary – The Way Of Dharavi 2014

3 apr. 2015

producer: Stefan Piot
presentation & research: Katrien Vankrunkelsven
camera: Marieke Versonnen & Siebe Vranckx
editing / special fx: Siebe Vranckx & Stefan Piot
voice over: Mike Cooper
partners: Jet Airways, Jetair Premium Partners, Perfect Travel Services

presented by: Sse Productions (SIX SIX EIGHT PRODUCTIONS)
www.sseproductions.be

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68 In Dharavi again – Mumbai – India – June 2018

21 okt. 2019

 

69 Extreme Pilgrim – India: The River

31 jan. 2014

Peter Owen Jones, a vicar in the Church of England, travels to the (Ardha) Kumbh Mela in Allahabad.
In the company of Vasisht Giri, he seeks out the sadhus and babas of the Kumbh and is invited to stay in Juna Akhara, at the dhuni of Jagdish GiriJi. Here Mr. Jones gets a first hand impression of baba life at the Kumbh.
After the Mela he continues to the ashram of Jagdish Giri and onwards north to the Himalayas to retreat into solitude in a cave.

The video is second part of a trilogy, where Mr. Jones explores spirituality, mysticism and the concept of God in different cultures.

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70 Ascetic Christianity- Extreme Pilgrim

29 jul. 2012

 

71 Varanasi, India: “Beyond”

11 dec. 2012

“BEYOND” is an exclusive documentary featuring photographer Joey L. Set in Varanasi, India. The documentary by director Cale Glendening follows Joey and his assistant Ryan as they complete their latest photo series- “Holy Men.”

Almost every major religion breeds ascetics; wandering monks who have renounced all earthly possessions, dedicating their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation.Their reality is dictated only by the mind, not material objects. Even death is not a fearsome concept, but a passing from the world of illusion.

Created by: Cale Glendening, Joey L., Ryan McCarney
Directed by: Cale Glendening
Edit/Color: Chris Dowsett, Cale Glendening, Joey L., Megan Miller, John Carrington
Graphic/Titles: James Zanoni
Original Score: Stephen Keech,Tony Anderson
All Photographs: Joey L.
Guiding/Translation: Raju Verma, Tejinder Singh

Special Thanks: Jesica Bruzzi / BH Photo, Kessler Crane

caleglendening.com
joeyL.com

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72 POVERTY: The Other India (A Documentary Film) by kush dudeja

28 jan. 2015

This is a documentary film Written & Directed by Kush Dudeja.Produced by Dudeja Films and Animation to this film has been given by SD. Sohail.Please note that we are not having any copyrights on the music.. This is a documentary film made on “Poverty” ..this reflects the characteristics of poor people..how they live and what are their opinions of the political leaders…So to find out the problems faced by the poor in our country,their opinions watch the film…
 

73 India – Mumbai – Dharavi – Feb. 2017

26 okt. 2017

 
 

74 The Curse of the Diamond – Battling Child Labor and Corruption | Global 3000

11 jun. 2013

 
In the Northern Indian municipality of Panna, day laborers and children do back-breaking work in diamond mines. Human rights activist Yousuf Beg is trying to put a stop to the child labor and improve wages and working conditions for the adults. But he has to fight massive local corruption.
 

75 INSIDE THE DHARAVI SLUMS OF MUMBAI

20 feb. 2020

Thank you for watching my video. If you did like it please give it a thumbs up and share. Also, feel free to drop your ideas for my next video.
 

76 Mumbai Sleeping Documentary

15 sep. 2019

Mumbai is India’s most affluent city and one of the most densest populated metropolises in the world. Each day thousands flock to its shores in search of the urban dream and end up sleeping on the streets.
 
I believe that these images are a testament to the resilience of the urban human spirit while they reveal more about our own fickle fragilities as those who need a quiet and soft clean bed to sleep on.
 
This is a film which I created to de-romanticise my Mumbai Sleeping photography collection which has been exhibited at galleries in Europe, North America and Asia.
 
Visit http://film-real.com/photography/ to view the Mumbai Sleeping Photography Collection.
 

77 India: Exploring Delhi | DW Documentary

22 feb. 2018

India’s big cities are famous for their lively hustle and bustle. A documentary exploring beauty, justice, health and beer in India’s capital territory, Delhi.
 
Delhi has a population of almost twenty million, and to film-maker Markus Spieker it sometimes seems as if Delhi has twice as many stories to tell: stories ranging from the traditional to the modern, from happiness to misery. He takes the viewer into the heart of the Old Town and into the modern Cyberhub, into malodorous canteens and exclusive restaurants.
 
India is a country with incredible stories and huge contrasts. Metropolises like Delhi are growing at a tremendous rate. No matter how well you know the area, there is always something new to discover. As well as street cafés and exclusive restaurants, this documentary visits India’s biggest hospital and the practices of plastic surgeons, the “Kingdom of Dreams” and gloomy ghettos. We meet star chefs and street cooks who compete to see who can bake the best pita bread. We encounter cult dancers, hard rock fans of a different kind, and the world record holder in holding world records. This is a documentary film for those who like to marvel, smile, and enjoy.
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Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time.
 

 

78 India: Under Lockdown | 101 East

28 mei 2020

Social distancing and good hygiene are essential weapons in the fight against COVID-19.

But how can you maintain social distancing in one of the world’s largest slums? How can you wash your hands regularly when there is no running water? And what happens when millions of people who survive on meagre wages are suddenly without work and struggling to feed themselves?

In India, 1.3 billion people were confined to their homes with just four hours’ notice as the country embarked on the world’s biggest lockdown.

Tens of millions of migrant workers suddenly found themselves jobless, quickly running out of money and food, and unable to return to their villages across India.

Ibrahim Mohammed worked as a rickshaw puller in New Delhi, but now he cannot leave the slum where he lives with his wife and four children.

“Ever since the lockdown was announced, we are dying of hunger,” he says. “Now they say there is a sickness in the air. We may get sick, but before that, we will die of hunger.”

Construction worker, Bhikhari Yadav, says he can no longer send money home to his wife and children in the eastern state of Bihar. He says migrant workers feel abandoned.

“We have made this country the way it is,” he says. “But right now, the poor man is being kicked in the stomach.”

101 East investigates India under lockdown.

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79 🇮🇳 Unintended consequence: India’s Rape Crisis | | 101 East

27 apr. 2012

India’s burgeoning economy has a dark side: Cities across the country are struggling with rising cases of rape and sexual harassment. 
 
While growing numbers of women have joined the workforce, many are also being attacked by men used to a traditional patriarchal environment, breeding resentment and violence. 
 
In New Delhi, commonly described as the “rape capital” of the country, women and men alike are fighting back in creative ways. A new emergency task force, a special women’s taxi service and even an anti-rape smartphone app have been created to tackle the rape crisis. 
 
101 East travels to India to meet Indians from all walks of life working together to end violence against women.
 

80 Kid Switcheroo

6 apr. 2011

 

Little girl switcheroo in toilet. Her mother broke her glasses and doesn’t notice. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!

 

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