The farmers’ protest against the three new farm laws is not the first where protesters have refused to engage with what they consider pro-government media. Slogans like ‘Godi Media Go Back’ were also seen during the anti CAA protests last year. However, this is the first time that protesters have taken the matter into their own hands, printing their own news. Trolley Times is a bi-weekly newsletter for the protesters, by the protesters.
In this episode of The Suno India Show, our reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks with activist duo Navkiran Natt and Ajay Pal Natt. These siblings are part of the team behind Trolley Times. They discuss how and why they took up the pen and gave a voice to the farmers’ protests. Printed in Hindi and Gurmukhi and distributed by hand, the newsletter is also translated into English for a global audience online.