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“He Chewed my Face Like an Animal”: A Survivor of Domestic Violence Speaks Up

 
/ November 25, 2017

After having faced domestic violence for 14 years of her marriage, when Parvin decided to separate, her husband took revenge by attacking and disfiguring her.

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To the Nation, With Love: The Gift of Displacement From the Sardar Sarovar Project

 
/ November 22, 2017

21 families displaced by submergence from the Sardar Sarovar Dam over a decade ago have been allocated land in a marsh to rebuild their lives.

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Family Planning: Only a Woman’s Responsibility?

 
/ November 21, 2017

New government measures claim to increase the contraceptive choices given to women, but they still put the responsibility of contraception on women.

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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.