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1 Indian Dies Of Tuberculosis Every Minute, No One Is Immune, Says Expert

New Delhi: About 8,000 patients pass through Dr Zarir F Udwadia's busy clinic every year. The patients who are usually referred to him by colleagues from different parts of the country are difficult cases...

Refused To Marry, Stayed Hungry: A Fisherman’s Daughter’s Quest To Study

Chennai: With a thriving fish market at Kasimedu harbour in Chennai, the morning hours are always abuzz. Women are tough sellers here as they haggle for every penny that can help them feed their...
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Despite Law, Daughters Unable To Inherit Paternal Property

Despite a 10-year-old law, the Hindu Sucession Act, ensuring equal rights for daughters in their parental property, social and cultural barriers continue to deprive women of their rights. The barriers led 28-year-old Reena of...

How Young Boys Bear The Burden Of Patriarchy In India

Mumbai: Inside a community centre at Mumbai’s Dharavi slum, Umair Khan teaches a group of young boys the difference between good and bad touch. The 20-year-old is a community organiser with Sneha - Society for...

Over 2,500 Indian Children Suffer From Brain Tumour Every Year: Experts

With a surge in the brain related ailments in the world, every year over 2,500 of the Indian children suffer from medulloblastoma, a pediatric malignant primary brain tumour which spreads through the cerebrospinal fluid...

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...

A Man’s 20-Year Selfless Fight Against Fluorosis

He was 29 when a personal tragedy shook Kanchukutla Subhash’s world. In 1996, his father was diagnosed with Fluorosis, a disabling disease that is caused due to excess of fluoride in ground water. When...

Sundarbans Widows Brave Jungles Where Tigers Killed Their Husbands

Lahiripur: Geeta Mridha lost her husband on Valentine's Day 2014. He was fishing in the backwaters of Sundarbans National Park with four others when a tiger leaped out of the jungle and dragged him...

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...
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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...

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