Posts from Tag: Odisha

When illness strikes a family: Mamata Das’s story

Posted By Rang De Team in LivelihoodsWhen illness strikes a family: Mamata Das’s story

When Mamata Das’s husband, an electrician, fell from a pole and injured his back, the responsibility of looking after the family fell squarely on her shoulders. Mamata’s husband was the sole breadwinner of the family, before the unfortunate accident confined him to his bed. Almost overnight, this barely literate woman, with no financial stability and […]

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Reviving the fading Black Dhokra traditional craft in Odisha

Posted By Rang De Team in Livelihoods

Dhokra refers to the ancient ‘lost wax’ method of metal casting to create intricate sculptures and figurines. PC: Ramya N The art of metal casting and creating sculptures using moulds has been around for thousands of years; in particular, the ‘lost — wax’ method of metal casting can be traced back to tribal societies and communities as far […]

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Dreaming against all odds: A photo-story from Odisha

Posted By Rang De Team in Uncategorized

Dreams, hopes and wishes are for everyone, yet some of us find it easier to realise and live them. At Rang De, every day is about recognising the power of simple dreams and aspirations of people, and working towards fulfilling them. And during rare moments of skepticism, we turn to such stories of those who […]

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Darbar Sahitya Sansad — How A Literary Magazine Became A Force For Good In Cyclone-Prone Khurda

Posted By Rang De Team in Updates

Khurda is a largely agricultural area where over 2,300 rural individuals have had their loan requests fulfilled by willing lenders on the Rang De platform In Khurda, 30kms away from Bhubaneshwar, our partner Darbar Sahitya Sansad (DSS) helps us reach out to hundreds of farmers, construction workers, dairy farmers and goat rearers. The whole area depends […]

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