Why 12.1 Million Children With Special Needs Cannot Read Or Write

Why 12.1 Million Children With Special Needs Cannot Read Or Write

By Prachi Salve and SwagataYadavar/ IndiaSpend.org At the launch of the government's Accessible India Campaign in December 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested the term "divyaang" -- which translates into "divine body" -- for persons...
In Its War Against Tuberculosis, Why India Should Use Private Pharmacies

In Its War Against Tuberculosis, Why India Should Use Private Pharmacies

Swagata Yadavar/IndiaSpend.org India has over 850,000 private pharmacies or chemists nationwide; yet, only nine per cent of them have been engaged in efforts to control tuberculosis (TB), according to a January 2017 paper published in...
Meet The Woman Who Brought Drinking Water, Toilets To A Tamil Nadu Village

Meet The Woman Who Brought Drinking Water, Toilets To A Tamil Nadu Village

By Bhanupriya Rao/ IndiaSpend Melamarungoor, Sivagangai district (Tamil Nadu): Mazharkodi Dhanasekar has a radiant smile and is keen to talk about her achievements, which, as it emerges, are considerable: Building 650 toilets and making her...
Women’s Day Special: Ordinary Girls, Extra Ordinary Achievers

Women’s Day Special: Ordinary Girls, Extra Ordinary Achievers

Ahead of International Women’s Day, six girl achievers were felicitated in Mumbai on Sunday. They received a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and a laptop by the Governor of Maharashtra C Vidyasagar Rao as...
Despite Law, 70% Working Women Don’t Report Sexual Harassment At Workplace, Shows Study

Despite Law, 70% Working Women Don’t Report Sexual Harassment At Workplace, Shows Study

Manisha Chachra/ IndiaSpend Ridhima Chopra, 25, once with a NGO in New Delhi is among the growing number of Indian women encouraged to complain -- without an end-result -- about harassment at work by the...
13 Amputees Break Beauty Stereotype, Are Now Calendar Girls And Boys

13 Amputees Break Beauty Stereotype, Are Now Calendar Girls And Boys

Changing the way the world sees the differently-abled, India’s first amputee calendar is out and is giving neck-to-neck competition to the celebrity calendars. With prosthetics on, 13 amputees pose with poise for a calendar...
#WeAreEqual: Social Campaign Exposes Patriarchy, Celebrates Women’s Rights

#WeAreEqual: Social Campaign Exposes Patriarchy, Celebrates Women’s Rights

In the run-up to the International Women’s Day on March 8, the Ministry of Women and Child Development's latest social media campaign #WeAreEqual was launched two weeks ago. The Women and Child Development Minister Maneka...
In Uttar Pradesh’s Government Schools, Children Don’t Learn Much, Say Parents

In Uttar Pradesh’s Government Schools, Children Don’t Learn Much, Say Parents

By Shreya Shah/ IndiaSpend Bahraich and Mirzapur districts (Uttar Pradesh): "Path mera alokit kardo, naval prath ki naval rashmiyon se, mere ur ka tam har do," Saidun Ahmed, 8, recited a Hindi poem by Dwarika...
Balaknama: A Turning Point In The Lives Of Children Living On The Streets

Balaknama: A Turning Point In The Lives Of Children Living On The Streets

Only 14 years old, Balaknama, a newsletter curated by working children, has been able to carve out a name for itself in the publishing industry for children. The monthly newsletter– published from Delhi –...
New Maternity Bill Reaches Lok Sabha, But Gaps Remain

New Maternity Bill Reaches Lok Sabha, But Gaps Remain

Nishu was 27 when she became pregnant with her son five years ago.  She was working with a start-up then. For a young employee like her, working in a start-up that was growing fast had been satisfying. Like other...

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