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Rampyari Loves Her Unique Tribal Schoo

As soon as Rampyari Tulegam, 16, sits behind the wheel of the tractor, with her two friends by her side, the confidence and happiness she exudes cannot go unnoticed. ...read more

Widows of Vrindavan Still Yearn For That Place Called Home

Financial independence can truly be life changing. This is a reality that nearly 800 widows living in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, are experiencing today, as they are assiduously being wooed by the sons and daughters-in-laws, who had once turned them out of their own homes, to return. ...read more


For Valentina, Singing Is Her Job, Her Life

Music is in Valentina Gangte's blood. As a child she would always sing in her church choir in Mizoram, a small northeastern state. ...read more


A Walk Through the Cardamom Hills

For the weary traveller, the undulating and washed landscape of the plantation town of Kumily in Idukki district of Kerala is a sight for sore eyes. ...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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