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What Minority Women Want? Debating The Uniform Civil Code

With the Bharatiya Janata Party forming the new government at the Centre, the issue of the enforcement of a Uniform Civil Code has gained ground once again, as the ruling party had included it in its election manifesto stating that “there cannot be gender equality till such time as India adopts a Uniform Civil Code, which protects the rights of all women…”. ...read more

People Power Drives Banker-Turned-Sarpanch Arati

Arati Devi, 29, one of the youngest sarpanchs in India, recently travelled from her village, Dhunkapa in Odisha’s Ganjam district, all the way to the United States of America to represent India at the International Leadership Programme on State and Local Governments, where she met US president Barack Obama among other world leaders. ...read more


Taking Life Lessons From Resilient Ladakhi Children

What happens when a big city girl steps out of the comfort of an urban milieu and decides to spend a few weeks in one of the most isolated regions in India? She ends up learning some of the most unforgettable lessons about life, strife, struggle and survival – and that too from a bunch of six year olds. ...read more


Saw Artist And Comedian Becky Poole Is Inspired By Women

Becky Poole is an artist with a difference. ...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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