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Episode 05 : Criminalization Of Politics

How voters are bribed

From tankers filled with liquor to ambulances stacked with cash, N. Gopalaswami, former CEC, reveals how candidates lure voters.

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Rigging Elections

An advisor to the Election Commission of India, K. J. Rao explains how parties have tried to rig elections by capturing booths and distributing cash.

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My vote is not for sale

We have forgotten the honour in citizenship, says this group of activists from Karnataka which is working towards restoring that dignity.

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Fighting Back

Watch how the residents of Thirumagala city in Tamil Nadu fought back to restore the dignity of the vote.

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Episode 04 : Kings Every Day

Activist at 21

21-year-old Bhadresh Vamja, the youngest sarpanch in Gujarat, is using the RTI Act to fight corruption, bringing about a mini-revolution.

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Our Forest, Our Rules

Watch the inspiring story of the villagers of Menda Lekha in Maharashtra, who came together to demand community forest rights.

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This is How They Do It

Activists of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, which pioneered the RTI Act, use satire to explain how India’s wealth is looted to benefit a few.

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Children at the Forefront

The children of Uttarakhand have discovered the power of RTI. Armed with information, they are doing their bit to make the world a better place.

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Episode 03 : Don't Waste Your Garbage

The Green Colleges

By adopting eco-friendly methods, Christian Medical College in Vellore and the University of Hyderabad have ensured zero waste is generated.

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An Upcycled Office

You don’t need a fancy designer to create a funky and stylish interior. Instead get creative with waste like this office has done.

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Greenovative Pammal

Mangalam Balabsuramaian has helped make Pammal, Tamil Nadu, garbage-free. The waste is treated to meet some of the town’s basic needs.

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Empowered and Dignified

Bangalore has set an example for other cities by creating special centres where waste pickers can separate dry and wet waste.

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Episode 02 : Police

A People’s Police

B. Sandhya, nodal officer of the Janamaithri Suraksha Project, talks about how people and police in Kerala work together and trust each other.

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Kaam Sudhar Yojana

Suresh Khopade pioneered a programme in Bhiwandi through which constables got a chance to voice their concerns and began to feel empowered.

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No lathis... No guns

Shri Tripurari’s Jalpaiguri Experiment in 2007 saw policemen abandon the use of force, register all FIRs and focus on investigation, not arrests.

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Brute Force

It’s time to amend the colonial Indian Police Act of 1861, says Inspector General of Indore Anuradha Shankar.

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Episode 01 : Fighting Rape

Age is not a Factor

Whether she's a 2-month-old baby or a 94-year-old grandmother, a woman in India is vulnerable to sexual violence at any age.

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Rape at gunpoint

Many women in the North East have been raped at gunpoint but justice is still a distant dream, points out Binalakshmi Nepram.

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A model courtroom

Take a tour of India's first court for survivors of sexual abuse and assault in Delhi's Karkardooma Court Complex.

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Reclaiming public spaces

Being safe or unsafe in public spaces is as much about our perception of safety as it is about actual safety, says sociologist Shilpa Phadke.

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