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‘An Equal Start’: Make in India

Gender bias, social inequalities, class and caste barriers -- can we free our children from these great divides and give them all an equal start? UNICEF ambassador Priyanka Chopra was in the NDTV studios to...
Hepatitis

How Hepatitis B, C Are Silently Killing India

Despite the cost of drugs coming down and dramatic advances in the treatment of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, getting rid of both types of the disease remains a huge challenge primarily due to...

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...

Disowned By Family, Women Rescued From Brothels Turn To Counselling

Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh: At a village counselling centre in Andhra Pradesh, a woman dressed in a bright pink sari starts the conversation on a bright note, but 10 minutes into her session she is...

Kerala’s Progress Has Not Reached Its Tribal Belts. Here’s Why

By Sreedevi RS/ IndiaSpend.org Maruthi and her husband Vellangiri are still mourning for their infant son who lived only four-and-a-half-hours after birth in 2014. Maruthi, who continued working as a daily wage labourer into her...

18.3 Million Indians Are ‘Modern Day Slaves’, Says Global Report

New Delhi: As many as 18.3 million Indians live in conditions listed as ‘modern slavery’ in 2016, a rise of 4.1 million since 2014, according to a new global report. This means that 5,616...

Can India Promise Its Children HIV-Free Future? NACO Programme Gives Hope

Geeta, 24, is seven months pregnant and is grossly underweight. She and her husband are HIV positive. Her husband believes he got infected through blood transfusions during a surgery. “I want my child to...

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...

For Children In Need, These Thoughtful Initiatives Bring Cheer

While multiple initiatives are taken for the underprivileged children concerning their health, education and economic needs, an aspect that is often ignored is recreation. Realising that the ‘element of fun’ is necessary for a...

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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