Grassroots is a monthly, which looks at a range of social development issues, with the thrust being on women achievers and their fight against the odds. There are stories from across India’s heartland and most of them strike a chord. In many ways, it is the voice of the real India.

An experience of a lifetime – reuniting a patient with his family
Dorothy Joseph, Chennai
Twenty-year-old Santhosh, called Babu by his family in a remote village in Odisha, was managing life well enough with psychiatric medication. Along with two friends, .... MORE >
Dedicated home tutors strive hard to make things work
Baseera Rafiqi, Srinagar
In Kashmir, educated young women have taken to providing free home schooling to the young ones to ensure that at least education doesn’t become the .... MORE >
When promise of development signifies an impending doom
Bhishm Kumar Chauhan, Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh
Development has charted its own course, driven by forces that have been often contradictory. Large infrastructural projects and industrial development have been known to .... MORE >
They have battled exploitation, yet remain on the bottom rungs
Rajesh Banjare, Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh
On a land where the Satnamis fought against discrimination and deprivation, it is ironical that their descendants still find themselves at the bottom rung of .... MORE >
Migrants – strangers in their own land, sadly
Sakuntala Narasimhan, Bengaluru
We are one nation, politically, but internal migrants are strangers in an alien environment. The world thinks of Syrian refugees and Mexican immigrants when .... MORE >
Trying to breach barriers to achieve better menstrual hygiene
Seetha Gopalakrishnan, Chennai
The government has done well to recognise that menstrual hygiene education needs to move beyond just the home and the school. Administrators and officials who .... MORE >
She is her own woman, sets an example for others to follow
Renu Rakesh, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Moti Meena has done what not many women of her lot would have had the courage to do – she stood up for what she .... MORE >
The dreaded C, and how the marginalised cope
Pushpa Achanta, Hyderabad
In a few years from now, cancer could well overtake cardiac diseases as the most widespread ailment and killer disease in India. However, treatment of .... MORE >
The floods of 2015 — how tanks came to the rescue
Seetha Gopalakrishnan, Puducherry
While the monster floods of 2015 mercilessly gobbled up villages along the coast of Tamil Nadu, settlements in neighbouring Puducherry managed to escape the fury. .... MORE >
It seemed like apocalypse, but she bravely led from the front
Ninglun Hanghal, Chandel, Manipur
It has taken months for families in Chandel District of Manipur to get back to some semblance of a life that was so cruelly destroyed .... MORE >