Thursday, June 20, 2024

Erina Bint-E-Javaid Akhter

Erina is a postgraduate student of journalism and an independent journalist based in Delhi. She hails from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh.

15 year old rapper Saniya making waves at Mumbai’s slum

"I’ve grown up in a slum and have seen poverty very closely, I know what it is like to sleep empty stomach every other night, my father is a autodriver and my mother runs a small confectionery but they have still provided me and my brother the best they could," Saniya says to Maktoob.

COVID-19: Community radio in Mewat fights stigma

Fifteen months into the pandemic, Radio Mewat, community radio in Haryana's Mewat district, vows to lift vaccination hesitancy.
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Dalit boy set afire by upper-caste Hindus in Andhra Pradesh

A Dalit boy was attacked and set afire by sprinkling petrol on his face by five upper-caste Hindu youths in Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh after the assailants accused the boy of stealing and consuming liquor that they had stocked. The boy denied the allegation.

“Huge crowds indicate need for more centres,” Delhi food right group raises concern over ration distribution for cardless

On the first day of distribution of dry ration to people without ration cards in Delhi, in compliance with orders of Supreme Court, Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan, (DRRAA) a food security NGO, highlighted the implementation challenges on the ground and urged the AAP government to immediately address the issue.
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Deoband Madrasa’s helpline desk works round the clock in fight against COVID-19

As coronavirus cases continue to spiral in India and hospitals are stretched beyond breaking point, an alumni group of Darul Uloom Madrasa in Deoband in Uttar Pradesh has been working around the clock to help COVID-19 patients and fighting fake news and misinformation about the disease and its treatment.