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Challenging a 400 year old custom that denied women temple entry

 
/ December 16, 2016

From Hinduism to Judaism to Christianity to Islam, religious restrictions surrounding menstruation and the belief that it makes women’s bodies impure are common across the board. While the judiciary has upheld women’s right to equality in cases of Shani Shingnapur, Haji Ali and Sabarimala, where women were denied entry to...

Challenging a 400 year old custom that denied women temple entry

 
/ December 16, 2016

From Hinduism to Judaism to Christianity to Islam, religious restrictions surrounding menstruation and the belief that it makes women’s bodies impure are common across the board. While the judiciary has upheld women’s right to equality in cases of Shani Shingnapur, Haji Ali and Sabarimala, where women were denied entry to...

Without pension, an old folk musician forced to beg for food

 
/ December 6, 2016

The folk music represents the soul of the indigenous culture of India. The songs are the oral history encompassing the myths, lives of peasants, the joys and struggles of men and women which are passed down from generation to generation. Folk music, like all folk arts, are the shreds of evidence of...

After 40 years, community gets a proper road due to collective action

 
/ December 5, 2016

The village of Dehri Amdana in Madhya Pradesh was cut-off from the rest of the world for 40 years. The only road leading to the village was a narrow muddy path which was highly inaccessible, making it hard for the villagers to travel for their basic necessities and livelihood. Children would...

After 40 years, community gets a proper road due to collective action

 
/ December 5, 2016

The village of Dehri Amdana in Madhya Pradesh was cut-off from the rest of the world for 40 years. The only road leading to the village was a narrow muddy path which was highly inaccessible, making it hard for the villagers to travel for their basic necessities and livelihood. Children would...

A Widow and her Children are Homeless

 
/ December 2, 2016

Heavy rains destroyed a widow’s house in Pipariyamal, Madhya Pradesh and the administration is proving to be of no help. She and her children have been homeless for four months.  Help her get a house by calling V A Karnd, the Sub Divisional Magistrate of the area on +91 9424312042 Community...

Loopholes in Police investigation in a Dalit Woman’s Murder. Was it a foul play?

 
/ December 1, 2016

A Dalit woman Subita, from a poor household was found dead on the side of a well-traveled road in Maharashtra. While the police have lodged a mere accident report, the relatives including the deceased’s’ husband Satish and his parents are alleging foul play – saying that she was murdered in...

Loopholes in Police investigation in a Dalit Woman's Murder. Was it a foul play?

 
/ December 1, 2016

A Dalit woman Subita, from a poor household was found dead on the side of a well-traveled road in Maharashtra. While the police have lodged a mere accident report, the relatives including the deceased’s’ husband Satish and his parents are alleging foul play – saying that she was murdered in...