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Painting a New Story: Sohrai Art in Jharkhand

 
/ November 17, 2017

Traditionally painted by women, Sohrai and Khovar are indigenous art forms depicting weddings, harvests and life in the forests.

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Usha: A New Beginning for Sex Workers

 
/ November 15, 2017

A co-operative bank run for and by sex workers is changing lives across West Bengal.

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A Life in Balance on the Edge of a Single Bullet

 
/ November 13, 2017

A stray bullet from a para-military firing range near his village in Jammu and Kashmir entered Maroof Hussain’s body 23 years ago and is now inoperable.  

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‘India’s Only Positive Newspaper’ Brings Readers a Daily Dose of Hope

 
/ November 10, 2017

Two young men in Bhopal started with a small idea and now they are reaching every corner of the country with their unique newspaper.

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Sarpanch Pati: The Roadblock to Women’s Political Participation

 
/ November 8, 2017

Twenty-five years after women were given 33% reservation in local self-governance bodies, many women sarpanchs remain faceless wives and daughters-in-law.

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“To live fearless and free”: Kashmiri Girl Defiantly Pursues Cricketing Dreams

 
/ November 7, 2017

Insha Mir has struggled against patriarchal diktats for over a decade and today captains her college cricket team.

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What’s in a Name? Only Patriarchal Control

 
/ November 1, 2017

Women in rural Odisha reflect on what the compulsion to change one’s surname after marriage means for their identity.

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Public Health in Jharkhand: One Crumbling Health Centre for 8000 People

 
/ November 3, 2017

Reports on maternal and child deaths come in from different parts of the country everyday: no surprise given that the public health infrastructure is in shambles.