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9 Women Survivors On What Living With Tuberculosis Means

From being snubbed, misdiagnosed, repeatedly diagnosed and asked to stay quiet, these nine women had a hard time swallowing the harsh realities that came their way along with tuberculosis. After braving all odds to...

How Children With Special Needs Found Place In Mumbai Classrooms

By Swagata Yadavar/ IndiaSpend.org For the first 14 years of his life, Javed Shaikh's world was confined to the four walls of his house in Kala Tanki slum in Sewri, South Mumbai. Javed was born...

India Turns To Volunteers As Schools Suffer Teaching Gaps

India is calling for volunteers to hold workshops for children, human resources development minister Smriti Irani said on Thursday, as state-run schools around the country struggle with absentee teachers. Launching the initiative, Ms Irani said...

321 Medical Stores For Poor In 8 years, Government Promises 3,000 More

New Delhi: The government promised the parliament it would open 3,000 medical stores for the poor in the next eight months, but no more than a tenth of that number have opened over...

Only 10-20 Per Cent Rural Indian Women Aware About Cervical Cancer

Only 10-20 per cent of the Indian women in rural areas have awareness about cervical cancer, even if it is the fourth most common cause of death among women, said a survey. According to the...
Drought In Marathwada Maharashtra

Joys Of Childhood Snatched By Drought In Marathwada

13-year-old Vishwambhar Shinde loved learning Marathi and playing at his school in Maharashtra's Marathwada region. But now he has to work as a waiter at a roadside dhaba or eatery in the Aurangabad district...
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A Ban May Push The Business Of Surrogacy Underground, Fear Activists

New Delhi: Women rights activists showed concern that implementing ban on commercial surrogacy will be challenging. They said that government’s ban was a step in the right direction but it may push surrogacy...

This Sensory Garden Helps Special Children Learn While They Have Fun

An innovative sensory garden in Maharashtra's Thane district is paving way for specialised learning for special children. The children with multiple disabilities have made Jidd Special School their second home. With the introduction of...
drought warangal

Loss and Despair In Times Of Warangal’s Drought

Whoever can has migrated in search of work. For the rest, part time employment under NREGA or pension is the lifeline.

Low-cost Prostheses Offer Amputees In India A Second Chance

Vishnu Kumar had barely reached adulthood when he lost his limbs in a freak electrical accident, seemingly condemning him to the life of penury endured by millions of amputees in India. A year later, the...

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