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Tribal Girls Beat All Odds For A Chance To Study

Mayurbhanj district in Odisha is home to 53 indigenous tribal communities, most of which are socially and economically backward. ...read more

Let’s Talk About It: How India Is Breaking The Silence On Gender Viole

Sarang Gupta, 18, was spending his summer vacations doing the regular Class 12 grind – tuitions, home, TV – when he chanced upon a newspaper clip that changed his life. ...read more


Arupa’s Stories Of Hate And Violence Strike A Chord

Arupa Patangia Kalita is passionate about telling stories – of women, conflict, rights, injustice. ...read more


Fighting The Prejudice of Disability

As a young Turkish artist, she took a trip of self-discovery while attending film and art school in Zurich, Switzerland. ...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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