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Vol 7 Issue 30, Jul 22 - 28, 2016
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Changing mindsets
Changing mindsets

For last five years, Urmila Chanam has been raising awareness on menstrual hygiene. Now she has taken to social media to change public perceptions regarding the ‘red droplets,’ says Usha Rai

  Posted    18-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 29
Save the lake
Save the lake

The famous brackish water lake, Chilika, will be lost if there was no intervention, warns a retired Geology professor, who says that it will be a part of Bay of Bengal. K S Jayaraman reports

  Posted    09-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 28
Happy women
Happy women

Total prohibition in Bihar has brought relief to women since April. Manisha Prakash brings us some real life stories of success and delight that include instances of happy reunion of couples

  Posted    21-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 21
Redefining beauty
Redefining beauty

After a survey found that a majority of Indian women believe the media has set an unrealistic standard of beauty for women, a beauty brand launches "Let's Break the Rules of Beauty" campaign

  Posted    09-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 19
Water ATM
Water ATM

In a successful water supply programme, women in the slums of Kolkata draw their daily quota using smartcards that they swipe at the water ATMs installed in their localities, says Saadia Azim

  Posted    04-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 14
Future shock
Future shock

Adaptation is the key to face the hotter, drier and wetter future, says weatherman Arun B Shrestha. He told Vishal Gulati that climate change disrupts seasons and leads to extreme conditions

  Posted    29-Mar-2016    Vol 7 Issue 13
Water banks
Water banks

Water Supply and Sanitation projects undertaken in 133 villages of Uttarakhand by Tata Trusts have changed the life of women, who look at the water tank like a bank, says Nitin Jugran Bahuguna

  Posted    29-Mar-2016    Vol 7 Issue 13
Hope for Dalits
Hope for Dalits

To the poor and socially-excluded Dalits in Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh, Forum for Social and Economic Rights, run by some lawyers, is the lone means of justice, says Shuriah Niazi

  Posted    22-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 8
Height of death
Height of death

India is in no position to demilitarise Siachen despite the extreme climate taking a toll of one solider a month, says Abheet Sethi and Trisha Jalan, giving an overview of the deadly heights

  Posted    15-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 7
Knitting women
Knitting women

A new online networking platform for career women, Wowonet, is acting as a pressure group to engage with policy makers for rights and entitlements. Tripti Nath finds the response encouraging

  Posted    23-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 4
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