Rahul Maganti
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Rahul Maganti

Freelance Journalist | IIT Bombay | Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh


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Mirchi is not so hot anymore in Penugolanu

My article on the tenant farmers who ended up in huge debts because of spurious mirchi seeds. Eighteen months later, they are still awaiting compensation from the nursery owners, thanks to the nexus between the nurseries, officials and the politicians.

Peoples Archive of Rural India (PARI) / June 2018 / Agriculture

Pydipaka families: and then there were ten

A story of a village called Pydipaka where 10 families refuse to move out and stay back amidst fear and repression by the revenue and police authorities. The villagers are fighting for their rights and are demanding LARR, 2013 to be implemented.

Peoples Archive of Rural India (PARI) / May 2018 / Victims Of Development

Floods by neglect, flooded by damage and debt

A story of a village called Itukulakota in Polavaram mandal which was flooded because of the neglect of irrigation officials overseeing the Polavaram dam. Eight months later, they are still awaiting the compensation.

Peoples Archive of Rural India (PARI) / May 2018 / Victims Of Development

Homeless, hungry and hoping for work

My article on the migrant workers in Vijayawada city who come to Labour Addas every morning to find work.

Peoples Archive of Rural India (PARI) / April 2018 / Rural Employment

Tobacco farming’s last puff in Prakasam

My story on the tobacco farmers in Prakasam district who are ending up in losses due to the lack of prices from the cigarette companies and are planning to wind up tobacco farming.

Peoples Archive of Rural India (PARI) / April 2018 / Agriculture

Pulling the last of the strings

My story on the puppet artists and how their art form is losing its relevance to technology affecting their livelihood

Peoples Archive of Rural India (PARI) / March 2018 / Artistic Communities

Left high and dry at Hanuman Junction

My article on the closure of a sugar mill owned by a BJP MP for opening up real estate business forced 300 workers out of jobs and increased the investment costs of sugarcane farmers by 20000 INR per acre.

Peoples Archive of Rural India (PARI) / February 2018 / Rural Employment

Aadhaar robs Lakshmi of wealth

My story on the problems being faced by MGNREGA workers due to the forcible linking of Aadhaar with the job cards and how this has held up payments to the tune of hundreds of crores in Andhra Pradesh alone.

Peoples Archive of Rural India (PARI) / February 2018 / Rural Employment

Injurious to farmers

Jyotsna and I report for The Hindu Business Line on how the cigarette companies are shooting from the shoulders of the tobacco farmers.

The Hindu Business Line / February 2018 / Agriculture

Unquiet on the riverfront

My article on the displacement of fisherfolk community living on the banks of River Krishna in the name of Riverfront Capital, Krishna pushkaralu and a host of other tourism related 'developmental projects'.

People's Achive of Rural India (PARI) / October 2017 / Victims Of Development

Naikpods: Adivasis only at election time

Story on the Nayakpod tribals and the issues they are facing because they are being denied a tribal status and subsequently the caste certificate

People's Achive of Rural India (PARI) / September 2017 / Tribals

Shale Gas: Look Before You Leap

Story on the impending dangers and possible environmental disasters because of Shale Gas exploration in the Krishna Godavari Delta region.

Sakshi Post / August 2017 / Environment

'Not an acre of farmland is left'

Story on the distressed migration of Dalits due to conversion of farm land into fish tanks in Nandivada mandal of Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh.

People's Achive of Rural India (PARI) / July 2017 / Rural Employment

No longer a toy story

Story on Kondapalli wooden toys for People's Archive of Rural India. Behind every engaging story are patient editors like Sharmila and Sainath, who craft a mediocre story into a brilliant one.

People's Achive of Rural India (PARI) / May 2017 / Artistic Communities

143 days of struggle for justice. But, who cares?

Story on the struggle of Ilaparru Dalits to reclaim their land which was occupied by Kamma, Kapu and Rajaka landlords in Ilaparru village of Nandivada mandal of Krishna district.

The Hans India / February 2017 / Dalits

Marginalised & The Young India Fellowship of Ashoka University

The idea of this sociological article is to understand the group life and social relations of the Young Indian Fellowship (YIF) Cohort 2016. The article will further explore the group involvement and personalized traits of marginalised and stigmatised id

Raiot / September 2016 / Education

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