From Ragpicker To Nurse, Banu Sheikh Safi Chose Books To Turn Her Life

From Ragpicker To Nurse, Banu Sheikh Safi Chose Books To Turn Her Life

Yavatmal: When she was three, she lost her father. The tiny tot, instead of playing with toys, had to hold a gunny bag in her hand. On the streets of Yavatmal in Maharashtra, she...
Malnourishment Rampant In Madhya Pradesh Village, Kids Battle For Life

Malnourishment Rampant In Madhya Pradesh Village, Kids Battle For Life

Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh: In Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur's Golipura village, 11 children have died due to severe malnutrition in the last three months. The village, which is 600 km away from state capital Bhopal, largely constitutes...
Hospital Where Dana Majhi’s Wife Died Is Not Just Short Of Ambulances

Hospital Where Dana Majhi’s Wife Died Is Not Just Short Of Ambulances

Bhawanipatna: Days after Dana Majhi had to walk 10 km carrying his wife's corpse on his shoulders, NDTV visited the Kalahandi District Headquarter Hospital in Bhawanipatna in Odisha where she breathed her last. A young...
This Odisha Village Has 6 Times More Toilets Now. But Where Is Water?

This Odisha Village Has 6 Times More Toilets Now. But Where Is Water?

Bhubaneswar:  Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission, five young men started a movement in a remote Odisha village. Within an year's time, things spun around. The number of toilets in the...
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...
At 24, She’s Fighting For Tribals. Meet Chhattisgarh’s Youngest Sarpanch

At 24, She’s Fighting For Tribals. Meet Chhattisgarh’s Youngest Sarpanch

Raipur: In a village in Chhattisgarh, a woman sarpanch is championing the rights of the tribals. Fondly teased as 'Neta ji' by her friends, Ritu Pandram, 24, is the youngest sarpanch in Chhattisgarh. She's not only...
Floods Raise Risk Of Women, Children Being Sold Into Slavery: Aid Workers

Floods Raise Risk Of Women, Children Being Sold Into Slavery: Aid Workers

New Delhi: Women and children in flood-hit eastern region are at risk of being preyed upon by human traffickers and sold into slavery in middle class homes, restaurants, shops, and even brothels, aid workers...
Bad-Loan Crisis? Over 8 Million Rural Women Turn Defaulters, Finds Study

Bad-Loan Crisis? Over 8 Million Rural Women Turn Defaulters, Finds Study

By Saumya Tewari New Delhi: Two years ago, Nirmala Devaki, a landless farmer from Dastikoppa village in Karnataka's Dharwad district, borrowed Rs 50,000 for a cousin's wedding from her self-help group. Under the National Rural Livelihood...
Watch Video: In Debate Over India’s Surrogacy Law, Voices Of Womenvideo

Watch Video: In Debate Over India’s Surrogacy Law, Voices Of Women

In 2008, NDTV met three surrogate mothers in rural Punjab. As the centre considers a new law to regulate surrogacy, we bring you the conversations with the women. They highlight a neglected dimension of...
Poverty – A Way Of Life In Odisha’s Kalahandi

Poverty – A Way Of Life In Odisha’s Kalahandi

Kalahandi, Odisha: In 1984, Phanus Punji, the poor woman from Kalahandi in Odisha had sold her sister-in-law Banita for Rs 40 and a saree to feed other members of her family. Then prime minister...

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