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One-third of Indian STEM conferences have no women

Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics faculty are rare,and women speaking at conferences are even rarer. Dyani Lewis l In the past three years, 35% of all science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) conferences held in India featured only… Continue Reading →

Bihar- Spirited ASHA Workers Secure an Encouraging Victory through a Prolonged Strike

August 12th, 2023 marked a historic victory for striking ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists) in Bihar with the state government agreeing to increase the monthly payment by Rs. 1,500 per month and providing the payment as ‘honorarium’, instead of ‘reward’… Continue Reading →

Women’s organizations remain at the front line of the crisis response in Myanmar

Date: Wednesday, 6 September 2023 A group of women receives cash assistance for their animal husbandry collective from the CERF programme. Illustration based on a photo by UN Women. In Rakhine State, Myanmar, the productive fields are left unharvested. Normally… Continue Reading →

Uma Devi Khatri: The Forgotten Life Story Of Indian Cinema’s First Comedienne

Sobhika Vasanthan Uma Devi Khatri’s life story unfolds like a plot in Hindi cinema, and is a tale woven with threads of inspiration and tragedy. Despite lending her melodious voice to 45 songs and gracing the screens of nearly 180… Continue Reading →

WFI Chief ‘Liable To Be Prosecuted And Punished’ For Sexual Harassment, Molestation And Stalking: Delhi Police Chargesheet

Agencies , July 12, 2023 Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president and outgoing BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is facing charges of sexual harassment, is “liable to be prosecuted and punished for offences” of stalking and molestation, Delhi… Continue Reading →

After 63 Days In Jail Under Anti-Terrorism Law For Poem On Defiance, Assam Poet Now Writes Odes To Love

SANSKRITA BHARADWAJ 28 Jun 2023 12 min read For a poem she posted on Facebook in 2022, Assam teen Barshashree Buragohain was arrested and jailed for two months under India’s draconian anti-terror law, widely used against protestors or dissidents, with… Continue Reading →

The Emergency: Writing Back to the Future

JUNE 25, NWMI 25 June 2023 marks the 48th anniversary of the declaration of the State of Emergency in India in 1975. That tyrannical period in the nation’s history ended on 21 March 1977. In 2015, on the occasion of… Continue Reading →

Hidden Pain, Controlled Bodies: Does Ballet Have to Be Like This?

A recent explosion of revelations from ballet dancers confronts an art form afraid to look itself in the mirror. ByEmily LeibertJune 12, 2023 There is a ballet class that takes place in the East Village of New York most Mondays… Continue Reading →

‘Suno Draupadi…’: Vinesh Phogat shares famous poem, seeks justice for wrestlers

Amid Delhi Police’s investigation against the outgoing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Commonwealth Games medallist Vinesh Phogat has shared a famous poem ‘Suno Draupadi shastra utha lo’ on social media, seeking justice for wrestlers. Vinesh… Continue Reading →

FIR against producer of ‘Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah’, 2 others on actor’s complaint of sexual harassment

FIR against producer of ‘Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah’, 2 others on actor’s complaint of sexual harassmentThe FIR was lodged at Powai police station on Monday evening under Indian Penal Code Sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or… Continue Reading →

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