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When The Street Is Home: Chennai Pavement Dwellers Battle Apathy, Rain

When The Street Is Home: Chennai Pavement Dwellers Battle Apathy, Rain

By Rina Chandran Chennai: For Dhanalakshmi S and her family, a small shack squeezed among scores of similar dwellings on a narrow street in Chennai...
Rescued Bonded Labourers Now Run Their Own Businesses In Tamil Nadu

Rescued Bonded Labourers Now Run Their Own Businesses In Tamil Nadu

By Anuradha Nagaraj Kancheepuram: Vasanta's small blue kiosk packed with neat rows of biscuits, dried fish, imitation jewellery and Crazy Crunch crisps on the edge...
In Tamil Nadu’s Spinning Mills, Long Working Hours, Torture And Child Labour Common: Research

In Tamil Nadu’s Spinning Mills, Long Working Hours, Torture And Child...

By Anuradha Nagaraj Chennai: Various forms of slavery, including child labour, are present in more than 90 per cent of south India's spinning mills which produce...
Affordable Housing Will Help ‘Exploited’ Workers In Tirupur: Activists

Affordable Housing Will Help ‘Exploited’ Workers In Tirupur: Activists

By Anuradha Nagaraj Chennai: A proposed new township for garment industry workers in textile hub of Tirupur in Tamil Nadu will tackle the problem of...
Tirupur Is India’s ‘Dollar City’. But Signs That Thousands Work In Misery

Tirupur Is India’s ‘Dollar City’. But Signs That Thousands Work In...

By Anuradha Nagaraj Chennai: A fish tank with expensive Arowana fish is prominently displayed in many factories making hosiery in the southern textile hub of...
‘Help, He Forces Himself On Us’: Appeal From Tamil Nadu Mill Workers

‘Help, He Forces Himself On Us’: Appeal From Tamil Nadu Mill...

A letter from six women at a spinning mill in Tamil Nadu, describing the sexual harassment they face at work and asking for help,...
The Gory Truth About Tamil Nadu’s Private Orphanages

The Gory Truth About Tamil Nadu’s Private Orphanages

Chennai: Dhanalakshmi was 14 and pregnant when she was rescued from a children's home in Tamil Nadu. She had been entrusted in the care of...
‘The Nights Are Unbearable’ Say Wives Of Men Stranded In Gulf

‘The Nights Are Unbearable’ Say Wives Of Men Stranded In Gulf

Most of the 'women left behind' married the men when they returned for a short break from working abroad, and 90 percent of them have never travelled to their spouse's country of work.
Why Small Farmers In Tamil Nadu Borrow Money At 60% Interest

Why Small Farmers In Tamil Nadu Borrow Money At 60% Interest

In October 2014 Karuppasamy (name changed), a farmer in Tamil Nadu's western district of Pudukkottai, had no choice but to rent a pump-set to...
Street Children Back Campaign To Find Missing Youngsters

Street Children Back Campaign To Find Missing Youngsters

A group of street children is the face of a new citizens' campaign demanding better policing and community programmes to track missing children in...