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India: These girls are game to talk about sexual health

Apr 17, 2014 03:25 PM New experiences, new ideas and the confidence to say ‘no’ when the need arises – these young women are finally game to live life on their own terms, writes Elsa Mathews.
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A slow march to progress

Apr 16, 2014 02:55 PM Times are a changing and none is a bigger witness than the Tharu people who live on the Indo-Nepal border.
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Citizens' guts to fight corruption lives on

Apr 16, 2014 10:00 AM One of the most common methods of understanding corruption is through the concept of bribery, write Devadatt Kamat and Lavanya Regunathan Fischer.
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India: Porter number 15: For Rajasthan, Manju is a first

Apr 05, 2014 06:00 AM Manju, 34, works at the Jaipur Railway Station in Rajasthan’s state capital, writes Abha Sharma.
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Phool Kali : Activist forever

Apr 03, 2014 06:50 PM If the Musahar community is known the world over as a deprived community that survives by eating rats caught from burrows in paddy fields, then Phool Kali will go down as that doughty Musahar activist from Bihar who gained ownership of land from upper castes and the government through single-minded tenacity.
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The Ward finds a voice

Apr 01, 2014 05:30 PM In the Bhelu Bigha village, in Jehanabad district, villagers are gathering in the hot September sun. Bihar has had poor rains this year and most districts are in the grip of a drought.
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India's polio free status shows the way

Mar 20, 2014 06:45 PM In February 2014, India crossed the three year mark wherein no new polio case had been recorded.
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India: Women storytellers make learning fun

Mar 08, 2014 03:58 PM As the story telling session turns comical and entertaining, the children also get sensitised to the world of the visually impaired, writes Elsa Mathews.
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Celebrating Women’s Day for a positive change

Mar 08, 2014 02:50 PM At times, we are proud of triumphs achieved by women who feature strong and powerful character in the various sectors, while on the other side, there is complete darkness.
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Mirror, Mirror… the ugly face of the beauty business in India

Mar 04, 2014 04:45 PM Regulatory loopholes result in high quantities of banned metals finding their way into cosmetic products, writes Tripti Nath.

Research shows cash transfers to be more effective for food security

Feb 12, 2014 07:10 AM The four country study conducted by the International Food Policy Research Institute showed that compared to direct provision of food, cash transfers were generally more effective in providing food security to beneficiaries.

India: We are citizens too, say sex workers and transgenders

Feb 01, 2014 09:00 AM New vote banks and unconventional aspirants are already changing the dynamics of politics in India, writes Anuradha Dutt.
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Don't lower the age of offenders under the Juvenile Justice Act

Jan 30, 2014 03:04 PM The argument to lower the age of those eligible under the Juvenile Justice Act is a case of an ointment being applied on one part of the body for an itch that is somewhere else, writes Albertina Almeida, a human rights activist.
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Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda case: No heroes, only victims here

Jan 21, 2014 07:35 PM The Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda episode has once again highlighted the challenges for single women in the society, writes Prateeksha Saba Sharma.
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Girls still sent to Kashmir for forced weddings

Jan 07, 2014 10:55 AM Hundreds of cases of forced marriage are thought to take place annually, involving British nationals married against their will in Kashmir, particularly in and around the industrial town of Mirpur.
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Farmer-activist Meera leads a band of earth warriors in India

Dec 18, 2013 01:22 PM Bringing a balance in gender relations can really impact the way in which communities deal with climate change, writes Mehru Jaffer.
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A year after the Delhi gang rape: Does the legal system measure up?

Dec 08, 2013 08:00 AM The new law, Criminal law Amendment 2013, (CLA 2013), is a departure from the earlier patriarchal framing that had restricted rape to peno-vaginal penetration, writes Vrinda Grover.
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A rape survivor in India gets justice after 17 years

Dec 05, 2013 04:10 PM The rape survivor had to literally fight not just the system but the society with its cultural stigmas and taboos, writes Rakhi Ghosh..
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Climate affected Himalayan women look for income guarantees

Dec 01, 2013 09:00 AM Ever since climate change has become a reality for mountain communities in Uttarakhand, affecting agricultural output, their primary income source, women are being forced to count every paisa, writes Aditi Bishnoi.
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India: Women survivors of the Muzaffarnagar riots

Nov 29, 2013 12:18 PM As many as 10,000 people have been affected in the month-long violence that rocked the region in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, writes Anjali Singh.
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