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#India – When Widows get a Break, All Women Benefit #womenrights #mustread

By Sakuntala Narasimhan WeNews correspondent Friday, October 11, 2013 The idea of any Indian women–much less “inauspicious” widows–officiating as priests was unthinkable till two decades ago. Now that two widows have done just that it might help us confront a… Continue Reading →

#India – In search of the ordinary woman #vaw #womenrights #mustread

PRABHA SRIDEVAN Contrary to the perception that she is vengeful and abuses the law, all she wants is a life of dignity Is there an Ordinary Woman? We need an image of her, if we have to negotiate a space… Continue Reading →

India’s Street Vendors Come Out of the Shadows #mustread

  By Chandrahas Choudhury Sep 27, 2013 4:32 AM GMT+0530   What Indian economic phenomenon is at once marginal, even illegal, and enormously independent and entrepreneurial? That would be the street vendor, the small capitalist of the poor, and reservoir of off-the-books… Continue Reading →

#India – The water warriors – Jal Satyagrahis

The water warriors Bharat Dogra The Hindu Villagers staging protest against the Indira Sagar dam project. Photo: A.M. Faruqui The Hindu During the Omkareshwar dam protests last year. Photo: A.M. Faruqui As more lands go under water and people are rendered homeless… Continue Reading →

Canada – Every Year Nestlé Waters extracts 265 million litres of fresh water for free #WTFnews

The price of a litre of bottled water in B.C. is often higher than a litre of gasoline. However, the price paid by the world’s largest bottled water company for taking 265 million litres of fresh water every year from… Continue Reading →

Calcutta High Court proposes equal facilities for all prisoners #goodnews #prisoner

HT Correspondent, Hindustan TimesKolkata, August 28, 2012 There is good news for the thousands of prisoners, under trials or convicts, in Bengal. In its landmark verdict the Calcutta High Court on August 8 held that every prisoner, irrespective of class,… Continue Reading →

Jairam Ramesh calls for freeze on fresh mining in worst Naxal-affected regions #Goodnews

  Urmi Goswami, ET Bureau Aug 24, 2012,  (Ramesh has pitched for a…) NEW DELHI: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has pitched for a moratorium on new mining projects in the worst Naxal-affected regions and particularly in areas recently recaptured from insurgents, saying it was essential to… Continue Reading →

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