Women Workers Exploited In Shoe Industry, Say Campaigners

Women Workers Exploited In Shoe Industry, Say Campaigners

The campaigners are urging companies sourcing leather and leather products from India to carefully map their supply chains.
A ‘No Water’ Leave From Work, As Ranchi Declares Emergency

A ‘No Water’ Leave From Work, As Ranchi Declares Emergency

For over two months now Ranchi Resident Rita Devi has missed out on work every third day.
Forced To Quit Studies As A Child, Bengal Cab Driver Ensures Other Children Don’t

Forced To Quit Studies As A Child, Bengal Cab Driver Ensures Other Children Don’t

Kolkata: It's been a bumpy ride for a 65-year-old yellow cab driver, Gazi Jalaluddin. A good student who was forced to give up formal education due to poverty, he now runs two schools and...
How PM Modi’s Electricity Scheme Has Changed This Village

How PM Modi’s Electricity Scheme Has Changed This Village

Ram Kishore searched long and hard to find a suitable wife for his son, but his efforts only paid off when electricity finally came to his village this year. Now he is all smiles as...
Armed Men Guard ‘Water More Precious Than Gold’ In Madhya Pradesh

Armed Men Guard ‘Water More Precious Than Gold’ In Madhya Pradesh

In the nearby village of Dargai Khurd, only one of 17 wells has water. With temperatures hovering around 45 degrees Celsius, its 850 residents fear they may soon be left thirsty.
The Ascent Of Manipur’s Women – And Their Descent Into Drugs

The Ascent Of Manipur’s Women – And Their Descent Into Drugs

By Sarita Santoshini Imphal: Boinu was about 21 when she fell in love and decided to get married. It seemed a better option than living with indifferent relatives who gave her shelter after the death...
Home-Based Workers Await Recognition

Home-Based Workers Await Recognition

There are nearly 35 million home-based workers in India, most of them women. Yet, they are never counted as part of the workforce, resulting in lack of opportunities and exploitation.
Indian Population Growth Dependent On Development Not Religion: Study

Indian Population Growth Dependent On Development Not Religion: Study

Fertility rates in India are more closely related to education levels and the socio-economic development within a state than to religious beliefs, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of government data and research evidence. The evidence...
Long Road To Education In Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur

Long Road To Education In Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur

Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh: 11-year-old Tikam Singh and 19-year-old Lalu, students of Kushalwai village in Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur district, dropped out of their schools a few years back. They stated that they could not cope when...
Telangana Drought’s Latest Horror: 75 Farmers Dead In 5 Weeks

Telangana Drought’s Latest Horror: 75 Farmers Dead In 5 Weeks

Telangana: In the month of August, absolutely nothing seemed to be going right for Burugula Satyam Rao, called "Sattaiah" by friends. The monsoon didn't deliver and for the third year in a row, the...

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