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Sindoor: Symbol of Marriage or Misogyny?

 
/ August 2, 2017

From tax reforms to Bollywood movie tropes to everyday realities-- there is no escaping the symbols of marriage that only apply to women.

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After Three Long Months, Workers in Rajasthan Village Get MNREGA Payment

 
/ July 28, 2017

90 workers waited for MNREGA payments totalling more than 3.5 lakh for over three months. The wait ended when Shambhulal Khatik made a video documenting the problem and holding the authorities accountable.

When Children ‘Perform’ Gender

 
/ July 26, 2017

In rural Uttar Pradesh children exaggerate ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ when performing gendered actions. But are things as black and white as they seem?

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Village gets Ambulance Service Thanks to a Video, a Determined Community and a Willing State

 
/ July 24, 2017

Many risked their lives due to the lack of an affordable ambulance service in a village in West Bengal, but things turned around when Bikash Barman made a video.

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Despite Burgeoning Malnourishment in Children, Anganwadis Lack Basic Infrastructure

 
/ July 21, 2017

The number of malnourished children under age five in Chhatisgarh has been growing over the last ten years.

Police Apathy and Stigma: Why Human Trafficking in India Continues Unabated

 
/ July 19, 2017

Everyday over 400 women and children go missing in India. Most of them remain untraced.

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12% GST on Menstrual Hygiene Products: Rural Women Speak Out

 
/ July 14, 2017

Caught between the expense of sanitary napkins and the stigma of menstrual blood, rural women are left without viable, unhygienic options and those suffering from reproductive tract infection are often led to believe that hysterectomy is their only option.

‘Make Men Wear Veils and They will Understand our Difficulties’

 
/ July 12, 2017

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces and then successfully execute their work.