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Of Forgotten Women And Land Rights Struggles

For someone who has shared the dais with the present chief minister of West Bengal multiple times and was once the brave face of the stormy Nandigram movement that forced the then state and central governments to rethink land acquisition for creating special economic zones, Radharani Aari, 45, leads an extremely painful, neglected life today. ...read more

In Udaipur, Tribal Children Beat The Odds To Get To School

In the villages dotting the verdant, rocky landscape of Girwa, Sarada and Kherwada blocks of Rajasthan’s Udaipur district, children like Khushi Mena and her siblings, Prakash and Mukesh, have to undergo many a struggle in accessing education. ...read more


Dharavi’s Women Artisans Have A Message

Reams have been written about the exceptional talent that has emerged year-after-year from the narrow, grimy streets of Dharavi, Asia’s biggest slum, spread over more than 500 acres in the heart of Mumbai and home to a million people. ...read more


A Taste Of The North East

Food can be the window to a culture and instantly provide deep insights into the everyday life of the people. ...read more

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The success story of women's political representation could well be scripted in India's rural hinterland. In April 1993, the Government of India passed the, the Constitutional (73rd Amendment) Act mandating that there should be at 33 per cent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions (PRIs).

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