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By Parul Ghosh: There are 1 billion people living with disability in the world. The United Nations recognizes only 9 Major Groups. Disability is not one of them. If 1 ...
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By Paromita Vohra: There’s a curiously distant feeling about the rise and rise of Sunny Leone, from the time she entered Indian households via Bigg Boss in 2012 to April ...
straight privilege, discriminationstaff pick

By Arati Nair:  You are walking down a bustling corridor in your college, when the crowd before a flamboyant notice board gives you pause. Your curiosity piqued, you venture closer ...
child labour

By Kabir Sharma:  India is one of only 4 countries not to have ratified neither of the ILO international conventions on child labour. The others are Marshall Islands, Palau and ...
kerala house boat

By Pamela Eapen:  As a South African with Indian-born parents, I’ve been privileged to be a part of two entirely different cultures and environments growing up. Consequently, I’ve come to ...
operation sulaimani

By Neelima Ravindran:  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Sulaimani, a ...
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi administering the Swacch Bharat Pledge, at India Gate, in New Delhi on October 02, 2014.

By Sofi Ahsan: Sanitation in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is among the worst in India, with more than 54% of more than 1.2 million households without toilets and the 2014-15 ...
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By Bhanvi Satija: This Saturday night, a charred body was found near the railway tracks close to the station at Sindhi in Wardha district of Madhya Pradesh. The body has ...
Exhausted migrants, on the Kochi- Kadiri train

By Rahul M: They have travelled nearly 900 kilometres to get here, and now wait to be picked up for daily wage work. Uncertainty binds these labourers. They have come ...
For representational purpose only

By Zoya Sham: According to a report published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and the Indian Market Research Bureau International (IMRB),with 25 million users. Comparatively, urban ...
For Representational Purpose Only

By P.V. Durga: Within 4 months of a strike following the incident at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, 2000 resident doctors have gone on an indefinite strike, starting Monday morning, ...
An expectant mother having an ultrasound examination in Anand, Gujarat. These diagnostic techniques are often used illegally to determine the sex of an unborn child.

By Prachi Salve: There is a shortfall of 73% and 55% in inspections of sonography centres in the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, two of India’s richest. The child ...
poem on depression

By Sanskriti Pandey: It comes unannounced, greets you like an old nemesis, and then consumes you whole. Depression is perhaps one of the most terrifying of disorders to affect people. ...
lgbtq flag

By Love Matters:  Wondering how LGBTQ sensitive you are? Love Matters has compiled a set of insensitive phrases, comments and questions that often come from seemingly liberal people. Read on ...
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By Nupur Sonar: Having a baby in a remote village of eastern Bihar, India means being pregnant with anxiety and a sense of helplessness. Without access to health infrastructure to ...
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By Manasi Chaudhari: I recently went on a holiday with friends to Pattaya, Thailand. On New Year’s Eve, after our party, we sat down at a Starbucks to relax. While ...
father's day video

By PV Durga: It’s the children’s turn this time to face the lie-detector test, with their Dads grilling them this time! If “Ma Kasam” was your ultimate lie detector test ...
Yoga day

By Garima Kushwaha: While New Delhi is all-out preparing for the showpiece event of the inaugural International Day of Yoga, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on June ...
matrimony India

By Lamya Ibrahim: Brokers. Horoscopes. Dowry. If you thought you knew all there is to know about weddings in India, think again. Veering away from carefully-worded ads and constant reminders from ...
A still from the film '50 Shades Of Grey'

By Aindrila Chaudhuri: The reactions of some feminist activists and the BDSM community to the book series ‘50 Shades of Grey’ and its subsequent Hollywood onscreen adaptation was mostly in ...
A Muslim woman attending a yoga lesson in Bandung, Indonesia. Indonesia is one of 47 Islamic nations that supported the creation of an International Yoga Day.

By Chaitanya Mallapur: There are 47 Islamic nations among the 177 countries of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that officially co-sponsored–with India–a resolution to establish June 21 as “International Day ...
Residents of a free-housing colony in Agra are forced to buy water from a commercial tanker because of shoddy supply piping in their buildings.

By Sumit Chaturvedi: About 4,000 free houses to be allotted to poor families across Uttar Pradesh (UP) are unfinished and slated for a completion date roughly coinciding with UP state ...

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