Society

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The 'cowfie' contest was started by "Go Seva Parivar", the NGO, during a month-long online campaign in November inviting people to post selfies with cows.
Men drink beer at a restaurant in Hanoi July 20, 2009. In smaller markets in Southeast Asia such as Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, beer drinking is becoming a popular past time due to rising disposable income and relatively young populations who are embracing the party scene. Market research firm Euromonitor International says Asia is the most dynamic region globally in volume for beer, with average annual growth of 8 percent between 2003 and 2008. China is the world's biggest beer market and India's $12 billion alcohol market has been enjoying 12-15 percent annual growth. To match feature ALCOHOL/ASIA   REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM FOOD SOCIETY) - RTR25USR

The feeble attempt to wean away tipplers from hard alcohol began with the promotion of beer and wine parlors in the state.
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Abhishek Singh had just turned 19 when he was attacked by thugs on New Year's Eve last year in Lucknow.
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In a typical arranged marriage setup in India, one imagines two families, meeting for the first time, discussing the 'skills' of the woman (presumably in the kitchen).
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We Indians, have the privilege of being exposed to numerous languages, probably the most in the world. 
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On April 4th at 2 pm, the bell rang at a house in Sector 20, Panchkula. 13 year-old Dishant was home with his mother, Archana and 8-year-old brother, Ryaan...
The ‘downside’ of being a farmer in the country. Even if one lives in the heart of the capital.

2 weeks before Shakur Basti was razed down by the Railways, a small settlement called Belagon on the banks of Yamuna was pulled down by the DDA.
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This year also saw a case in which the perpetrator of crime against a female was a woman herself.
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'Free Basics' violates net neutrality - IIT and IISc Faculty explain how and urge TRAI to take a stand against it.
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Drought, malnutrition, illiteracy still pose as major obstacles in India's path to development.
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Beyond paid maternity leave in the private sector, measures will have to be initiated to prevent further discrimination when it comes to hiring.
Indian members of National Cadet Corps (NCC) hold placards during an AIDS awareness rally in the northern Indian city of Jammu December 1, 2005. India, with the world's second largest number of HIV/AIDS cases, must shed its inhibitions and start talking openly about safe sex to protect itself against the epidemic, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday. REUTERS/Amit Gupta - RTR19SKU

The age-old HIV-AIDS stigma still lingers in our society thirty years after the first cases were diagnosed.
A man walks past bottles of brandy inside a shop selling alcohol in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri August 19, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA) - RTR21EMM
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The Supreme Court has upheld Kerala's new policy of issuing bar licenses only to five-star hotels.
President of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajnath Singh pauses during the release of his party's manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi April 3, 2009. The BJP promised low taxes and interest rates and a tough national security law in an election manifesto on Friday aimed at boosting its poll ratings. REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA POLITICS ELECTIONS HEADSHOT) - RTXDKIU

Nearly 150 youth in the country are under the surveillance of security agencies for their alleged leanings towards ISIS.
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Farmers in India have neither proper infrastructure nor the government’s support. They are continuously struggling for survival.
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Back in 2009, the Bombay High Court had lambasted the functioning of these schools as “pathetic.”
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As a result of gender biases operating in favor of men, women in India continue to face discrimination in terms of schooling, job opportunity, healthcare.
A tea picker collects tea leaves at a tea estate at Naxalbari in the north eastern state of West Bengal, September 3, 2004. Tea exports had plummeted from 200 million kg in 2002 to 180 million kg last year. The slump in prices and exports was largely attributed to inferior quality of tea being produced by various Indian gardens, besides the loss of Pakistan and Iraq as potential buyers. The Indian tea industry had projected an estimated production of about 850 million kilograms this year. - RTXMWX4

What every exquisite cup of tea fails to narrate is the plight and agony of those workers who have been heavily exploited and marginalized for generations.
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 Under 25 Summit is India’s largest youth festival that has pretty much the biggest congregations of the youth from across the country.
A miner stands at the Gevra coalmines in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, Asia's largest opencast coalmine, November 21, 2009. Although India has announced a new climate plan which identifies renewable energy such as solar power as key elements, coal remains the backbone of energy supply in India where almost half the 1.1 billion population still has no electricity. Picture taken November 21, 2009. To match feature INDIA-CLIMATE/COAL  REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT) - RTXRK97

Environmental activist Alok Shukla said the project would create health complications and "destroy" agriculture
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When Rajya Sabha passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Bill, 2015, it came as a blow to the child rights activists across the country.
Plainclothes policemen escort an Indian teenager (head covered with towel) after he was sentenced at a juvenile court in New Delhi August 31, 2013. The Indian teenager was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention on Saturday for the December gang rape of a trainee physiotherapist, the first verdict in a case that sparked debate over whether India was too soft on young offenders. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX132GG

The new Juvenile Justice Bill has created a furore and it was not unexpected. It does not seem to please anyone in particular and in that lies its worth.

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