G Ramesh Babu

Remote fisherman village in Andhra Pradesh where girls marry next door

More peculiar than this is the marriages here are not performed as an individual event, rather the residents chose to organise mass marriages once in three years. 

04 Mar 2017

Over 34 migrant workers from North Coastal Andhra left with no job

As many as 34 labourers from the north coastal districts of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram, who migrated to Iran have been struggling for survival.

23 Dec 2016

Though no Muslims in village, Hindus embrace Islamic tradition with pride

Folklore has it that 17 Muslims families from the village, a century ago, started the celebrations for 12 days every year, beginning from the third day after amavasya.

11 Oct 2016

Gandhi Devi is goddess of harvest in this Andhra village

For decades, the villagers have been organising the Gandhamma festival before the beginning of farm operations every kharif season.

09 Oct 2016

Where Mahatma Gandhi is worshipped as a goddess

For decades, the residents of this village have been organising the Gandhamma festival before the beginning of farm operations every kharif season.

01 Oct 2016

Andhra's crime-free village where the head is held high since 1947

a sleepy village in Kaviti mandal of Srikakulam district is gloating about being an exception to the trend.

04 Sep 2016

Why Kovvada villagers buck the trend

After a decade-long agitation, residents agree to part with their land for the project, but only if Amaravati-like compensation is given and the region is developed

18 May 2016

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