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I Am 19, HIV Positive, And Refuse To Conceal My Name

They told me that two sets of parents of (women) students have removed their children from the hostel because I stay there.

Why Are Indian Women Not Breastfeeding

The Lancet Series on Breastfeeding 2016 suggests that only 37 per cent of babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life...

Depression Is Disabling, But Treatable

As we drive into an apartment complex at Gurgaon, Haryana, a young man is waiting for us.  Arjun Gupta is 19 and looks smart in a navy...

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...

Why India Needs Sex Education

In a country that reports high rates of teenage pregnancies and sexual abuse, one would think that the need for a curriculum focusing on...

Family Planning Not Limited To Control Of Birth

This month is special for children in India since it marks the first year of the new development framework, the Sustainable Development Goals. The new...

With GST, Government Has Taken Disability Sector 10 Years Back

"Good and simple tax” is how Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the Goods and Services Tax or GST on the midnight of June 30. ...
Nirmala Devi

As Most-Educated, She Hoisted Flag on Jan 26

Today is the happiest day of my life. I hoisted the national flag and nothing could make me more excited. My parents too are...

Nurses Are Our Best Bet To Provide Healthcare In Rural India

Lasiyo is two years old and lives in Khajuri- a remote, sparsely populated and poorly connected tribal hamlet in Rajasthan. Last year in September, his...

Smash Shame! Every Girl Deserves Dignity. Period

It's no secret that as women we’re confronted with sexist stereotypes on a daily basis. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the workplace...

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