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Babita Maurya

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Menstruation is Still Shrouded in Silence and Shame

/ June 28, 2017

A woman on her period is supposed to follow a thousand baseless stipulations of what she can eat, where she can go, what she can touch. When shall we learn to treat period as yet another normal bodily function?

Veiling Should be a Choice not a Compulsion

/ December 21, 2016

The image that comes to mind when we think of the veil is that of a Muslim woman in a burqua, whereas, the practice of veiling or ‘purdah’ (literally curtain) as it is known in South Asia, is not limited to any one religion.   It is not simply a...

‘Don’t have money to celebrate Diwali’: MGNREGA workers in UP

/ November 11, 2015

‘To get my due payment is all I want. It’s Diwali, I wanted to buy sweets, clothes, and gifts for my girls and family’. ‘If the money is received, my girls can go to school again. I can deposit their fees and they can start studying. Children would be delighted...