Garhwal

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Shweta Radhakrishnan
A Garhwali community radio station was a long-cherished dream in the region, kept alive and nurtured by a dedicated group of community members for over a decade. This dream was finally realised when Mandakini ki Awaaz began broadcasting on September 21, 2014.  Manvendra Negi and Devilal Bharati are…
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Shweta Radhakrishnan
Madhuri was 13 years old when she first met the Mandakini radiowalahs (radio people), as they were called in her village. They were a small group of three people from the Mandakini ki Awaaz radio station who had come to her village, Pinglapani, to record content—songs, stories, jokes—for the…
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Shweta Radhakrishnan
‘Lyaava suna, suna meri baat, Mandakini ki awaaz, lyaava suna, suna meri baat, Mandakini ki awaaz’ (Let us listen, listen to what we have to say, the voice of the Mandakini, let us listen, listen to what we have to say, the voice of the Mandakini) Every morning across the Mandakini river valley, …
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Shweta Radhakrishnan
Community radio is a broadcast medium operated ‘in the community, for the community, about the community and by the community’, as radio broadcaster from Philippines, Louise Tabing writes in the UNESCO-published How to Do Community Radio.  More localised than state-owned and commercial radio,…
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Deb Mukharji
Deb Mukharji made multiple treks across the entire stretch of the Himalaya over six decades. The result is a photographic documentation spanning India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet and five Indian states (Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Ladakh). He has curated a selection of…
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Deb Mukharji
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Sanyukta Sharma
The people interviewed for this purpose include Surendra Pundir, writer and folk researcher based in Dehradun and Mussoorie, who has compiled books about Jaunpur, including Jaunpur ke Lok Geet (The Folk Songs of Jaunpur). There are detailed interactions with Anuradha Gupta, co-founder of Society…
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Sanyukta Sharma
Agricultural songs jungoo and dooah once resonated the forests of Jaunpur and Jaunsar region of the Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. In a pastoral society where people toiled for hours in faraway woodlands, these songs helped them communicate as well as entertain themselves. This short documentary…
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Sanyukta Sharma
Jungoo and dooah are agricultural folk songs sung by hill folks in the Jaunpur and Jaunsar regions of the Garhwal Himalaya. In a pastoral society where people toiled for hours in faraway woodlands, mostly in solitude, these songs developed as conversational ‘call–response’ songs with a melody style…
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