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The Lost Boys of Arwal

 
/ October 25, 2017

Four families have been waiting for two years for their children to return as the police twiddles its thumbs.

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Expansion of Sanjay National Park, Madhya Pradesh Set to Displace 15000 indigenous Dwellers

 
/ June 19, 2017

7 villages are set to be evacuated for the expansion of the Sanjay National Park in Madhya Pradesh, ostensibly for wildlife conservation.

It is the End of the World Without My Brother – Kashmir Unrest

 
/ December 30, 2016

Across the fields in Kashmir, Danish Manzoor,18, was on his way to tuitions when a bullet hit him during the Kashmir Unrest. He could hear a peaceful protest, condemning the death of a 20-year-old youth, as he breathed his last breath. Danish and his friends were standing at a distance...

A Village without ASHA

 
/ December 29, 2016

Nitu’s infant hasn’t received any vaccinations nor medical check-up since it was born. She does home remedies for her child because medical assistance is unavailable in her village. Sonam, a teenager doesn’t know much about menstrual hygiene. She wants to know about the bodily changes she’s undergoing, but there is no...

The Bare Life: Discrimination Against Widows

 
/ December 26, 2016

A Hindu widow is supposed to take off all ornaments, wear only black or white, cut her hair short, walk barefoot after her husband dies. It’s a living death for her–she cannot even participate in auspicious ceremonies like weddings, nor is she allowed to remarry. By contrast nothing changes for...

Restrictions on women’s mobility

 
/ December 24, 2016

"Girls have a lot of restrictions on them. Boys don't have any restrictions. Also, boys say bad things when they see a girl by herself."

Let’s give up the veil, so that we can breathe

 
/ December 22, 2016

“I want to be able to go out and work too. Purdah and other such practices should end”, says a woman who has been forced to don the veil in her marital home poignantly. “Why is it that men are not forced to wear the veil our?” asks our Community...

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...