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Fasting in the Name of Love

 
/ September 29, 2017

Karva Chauth has arrived. A festival of love as some call it, is just one more occasion for advertisers to ply you with everything from garish lehengas to bejewelled sieves and special facials and hairdos.

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Disability Pension: Too Little, Too Late

 
/ September 26, 2017

How many lives will it take to shake the government out of its slumber and implement and better the disability pension schemes?

Rehabilitated and Inundated: A Narmada Resettlement Colony Fights Back

 
/ September 22, 2017

First displaced by the flooding caused by the Sardar Sarovar Dam, these Narmada oustees are still living in fear of submergence.

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Informal Waste-Pickers Finally Get Identity Cards

 
/ September 18, 2017

For three years, a group of women went around Nashik collecting waste from garbage dumps; their work is finally being recognised, thanks to a video.

The Unsung Heroes of the 2017 Mumbai Flood

 
/ September 15, 2017

Thousands of migrant workers are employed by the BMC for the pre-monsoon cleanup every year. But they are made to work illegally in inhuman conditions.

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No Water for Bengal Tea Garden Despite Repeated Petitions

 
/ September 13, 2017

Some of the richest tea gardens in the country cannot even assure clean drinking water to their employees, the local government is doing nothing either.

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Khatamband: The Art of Intricately Carved Ceilings in Kashmir

 
/ September 11, 2017

Once in decline, this ancient art form, adapted centuries ago from Persia is seeing a revival in the valley.

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Rural Electrification: Village Sees Light of Day After a Year

 
/ September 8, 2017

Government’s promise of rural electrification went unfulfilled till Shambhu’s video roused authorities from their slumber.