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Women Drive Change in West Bengal, Literally

 
/ June 8, 2018

Taking the stereotype that women cannot drive and turning it on its head, meet this group of 78 women autorickshaws who will not be stopped.

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Are Awareness Programmes Enough to Declare a Village Cashless?

 
/ June 6, 2018

Lanura and Manzigam were the first villages in Kashmir to go ‘cashless’, but they don’t even have efficient roads, electricity and water supply, nevermind internet connection.

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Clean Up Your Act, and Clean Up the Environment

 
/ June 5, 2018

When it comes to the environment, there is a definite truth to the cliché, ‘change begins with us’.

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The Not-so-ideal Situation of the Adarsh Gram Yojana

 
/ June 1, 2018

More than three years after the Prime Minister asked each Member of Parliament to adopt one village and eventually more, has the plan really worked?

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Adivasi Community in Odisha Stakes Claim to Forest Land, Wins

 
/ May 30, 2018

The Forest Rights Act entitles Adivasi and forest-dwelling communities to both individual and community land ownership, but the process, mostly, is a long-winding one.

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Justice Elusive when ‘Security Forces’ are Involved

 
/ May 29, 2018

Nine years ago in Shopian, two women from the same family were raped and murdered. There has been no justice since, and that is what they say is justice denied.

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Can a Thread Tie Modernisation and Tradition Together?

 
/ May 25, 2018

As more and more communities become ‘modern’, a civilisation as old as India runs the risk of losing its age-old cultures. Is there a way for societies to progress without getting stuck in the past?

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Health-Worker’s Appointment Boosts Maternal Health in Bengal Village

 
/ May 23, 2018

The appointment of an ASHA worker in Madhupur village is helping the community, especially women, make informed decisions about healthcare. Here’s how the village got an ASHA worker.