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By Impuri Ngayawon, World Vision India:  The first thing you can notice clearly about Phoolwati is her scoliosis that defines her as a person with disability. On closer acquaintance she is ...
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By James Smalls, University of Maryland, Baltimore County: The television series Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969) debuted one year after my immediate family and I relocated from the Harlem ...
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By Mayurpankhi Choudhury: My penchant for books like “Why I Assassinated Gandhi” and similar others on Nathuram Godse has often been misinterpreted as an act of aggression against the father ...
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By Manjusha Chatterjee:  According to media reports, around 150 million new voters in the age group of 18 to 23 years exercised their political franchise for the first time in ...
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By Jyotsna Singh: Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth. The biggest recipients of investment through aid programmes of rich nations have been the large commercial hospital ...
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उपासना बेहार: 6 जुलाई 2015 को सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने एक ऐतिहासिक फैसला दिया जिसमें कहा गया कि अविवाहित मां अपने बच्चे की अकेली अभिभावक बन सकती है। इसमें उसके पिता ...
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By Monica Islam: “Even exposing a child to violence amounts to abuse,” asserted Kabukabu Ikwueme, a London-based freelance writer with a background in the legal sector. Yet, we see children ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena: In the year 2011, New York City based photographer Grace Brown started Project Unbreakable to visually document survivors of sexual abuse and violence holding up placards of ...
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By Garima Kushwaha: Euthanasia has recently been in discussion since Aruna Shaunbaug’s case in India, who was left in a vegetative state of pain for 42 years, but also after ...
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By Kundan Pandey: Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth. , says a study done on children from Andhra Pradesh. The research published in the Journal of ...
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By Karthik Shankar: Recently as I walked down Amsterdam’s red light district, I saw row upon row of glass windows that displayed women the same way clothing boutiques display their ...
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By Nikhil Umesh: Standing in front of national television, filming for the junior quiz bowl in Kingston, Jamaica, I was prompted to introduce myself to the audience. “I am Nikhil ...
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By Reshma Valliappan: Summer camps are often a thrilling time for kids. It’s those fun moments where a teenager gets to discover their wild side in the wilderness. Every camp ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena: At 18, Wisconsin photographer and graphic designer Amy Bleuel lost her father to suicide. To honour him, and , she founded Project Semicolon, “a faith-based non-profit movement ...
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By Abhishek Jha for Youth Ki Awaaz: When I reached Ballabgarh last Saturday, no one was willing to take the auto-rickshaw to Atali, a village in the Faridabad district in ...
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By Ruchika Thakur: India is the country with the largest number of diabetics in the world and the percentage is only expected to double by 2025. Obesity being one of ...
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By Abdul Muheet Chowdhary: Thus far this series has examined what communalism is, what will be the implications of its unchecked growth and what policy solutions can be taken by ...
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By Rishvik Chanda: Women’s work isn’t valued as much as men’s work is – that is the conclusion to be reached if we look at the current scenario of women ...
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By Steve Korver: The Tamponator “The only blood I shed is my enemy’s.” These are the words of Furiousa, the warrior chick from the blockbuster movie Mad Max: Fury Road, ...
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By Abhishek Jha: It might sound patriarchal to express surprise at women achieving feats that have hitherto been uncharted by them. However, it is an achievement if these barriers are ...
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By Jyotsna Singh: Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth. A brand new advertisement with a twist starring real people, not actors, is going to haunt international ...
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By P.V. Durga: There has been unrest in Imphal over the past few days, with protesters demanding the Inner Line Permit System (ILP). A curfew has been in place since ...

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