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In Tamil Nadu, Families Still Trapped In Bonded Labour, Shows Report

In Tamil Nadu, Families Still Trapped In Bonded Labour, Shows Report

Chennai: More than 200 people whose families were forced from their homes in Tamil Nadu by the construction of Aliyar dam in the 1960s are...
In Spinning Mills Of Tamil Nadu, Women Work On Empty Stomachs

In Spinning Mills Of Tamil Nadu, Women Work On Empty Stomachs

Dindigul, Tamil Nadu: The pots and pans in Anandi Murugesan's home lie empty. A handful of vegetables litter the floor below. Dinner is far...
Protests In Tamil Nadu After Activist Who Fought For Women Textile Workers’ Rights Commits Suicide

Protests In Tamil Nadu After Activist Who Fought For Women Textile...

Dindigul: The death of a man who fought for worker rights in spinning mills has prompted sympathy protests in Tamil Nadu and opened questions...
In This Drought-Hit Tamil Nadu Village, Only Women Left In Search Of Water

In This Drought-Hit Tamil Nadu Village, Only Women Left In Search...

Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu: As men migrate from drought-hit Tamil Nadu in search of work, it’s the village women who have taken charge of the...
In South India, Drought Pushes Farmers And Their Families Into Debts, Demeaning Labour

In South India, Drought Pushes Farmers And Their Families Into Debts,...

Chennai: One of the worst droughts in decades across south India is forcing tens of thousands of farmers and labourers to take out loans to survive,...
Tamil Nadu’s Prithika Yashini Becomes First Transgender To Join The Police In India

Tamil Nadu’s Prithika Yashini Becomes First Transgender To Join The Police...

Tamil Nadu: Breaking new grounds, 25-year-old K Prithika Yashini has become the first transgender person to make her way to the police force. She...
Meet The Woman Who Brought Drinking Water, Toilets To A Tamil Nadu Village

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

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...
How Rural Women Are Emerging As Local Political Leaders

How Rural Women Are Emerging As Local Political Leaders

By Bhanupriya Rao/ IndiaSpend Thalaiyuthu panchayat, Tirunelveli district (Tamil Nadu): P Krishnaveni remembers the night of 13 June, 2011, clear as day. Barely 200 m...
Married At 11, Mother At 12. As Panchayat President Now, Women’s Health Her Priority

Married At 11, Mother At 12. As Panchayat President Now, Women’s...

By Bhanupriya Rao/ IndiaSpend Padiganalam (Tamil Nadu): Married against her wishes at 11 to her dead sister's husband, Sidhamallamma Kanchappa gave birth to her first...
With Bridges, Schools, Health Centres, How This Woman Transformed A Village In Tamil Nadu

With Bridges, Schools, Health Centres, How This Woman Transformed A Village...

By Bhanupriya Rao/ IndiaSpend Sittilinghi, Dharmapuri district (Tamil Nadu): Nestled in a sylvan valley in northwestern Tamil Nadu and surrounded by forests, the village council,...