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Afsar Syed Mohammad tells the stories of three people living with HIV, each with a different viewpoint and different challenges.
Ranti village is home to Madhubani women Artists, some of the foremost practitioners of Hindu mythological fine art that draws inspiration from rural life.
An incentive for young girls to go to school is being used to reduce the number of early marriages in India, and it appears to be working.
For someone who had always planned on making her mark in the courtrooms as a lawyer, destiny's sketch for UK-born Indian Devika Dass has turned out to be pretty fashionable.
The Muslim 'mohalla' (neighbourhood) of Jalalpur village in Sarila block of Hamirpur district captures this reality eloquently - it is there in its derelict homes, stand posts with no taps, electricity poles with no wires. Being Muslim in Jalalpur
While the Odisha government's land allocation programmes mandate that all poor, landless families in rural areas are eligible for allotment of land - whether male or female-headed households - the reality is that women rarely own land.
As she plays she asks her listeners to 'come light a star in the memory of a woman or girl you know who was killed. Give her name and we shall together build a celestial memorial for her'.
These were some of the questions raised at a recent meeting organised in Delhi by three prominent women's organisations - Saheli, Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression, and WinG Network of Women from the Northeast.
Aurangabad has always been a silk and cotton textile production centre. In the old days, a fine blend of silk with locally grown cotton was developed here and became famous as Himroo.
Playwright and international women's activist Eve Ensler doesn't claim to know all the answers, but she has been grappling with such questions for years.
Is it possible to campaign to get rid of colonial and misogynist practices of subjecting survivors to the obnoxious two-finger test?
It was November 2006. We were in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, having driven 110 km on the road from the state capital, Raipur.
Five years ago her daughter, Sankarin, who was around 20 years of age, left home saying that she was going to Delhi with a friend of a neighbour to work as a domestic worker.