Smash Shame! Every Girl Deserves Dignity. Period

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...
Family Planning In India Needs A Little More Conversation, A Little More Action

Family Planning In India Needs A Little More Conversation, A Little More Action

When it comes to talking about family planning, India is still a shy bride hiding behind her ghoonghat, a veil that is made up...
I Have Cerebral Palsy. Indian Railways Is Indifferent To My Train Travel

I Have Cerebral Palsy. Indian Railways Is Indifferent To My Train Travel

I am 44 and have cerebral palsy. I vividly remember my trip from Chennai to Delhi by train in the early nineties mainly because...
Let’s Shift The Needle To ‘Chhotus’ And ‘Gudiyas’ Of India’s Streets

Let’s Shift The Needle To ‘Chhotus’ And ‘Gudiyas’ Of India’s Streets

“I want to talk about those kids on the pavements and at the red lights who knock on our car windows under the scorching...
Why Are Indian Women Not Breastfeeding

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...
Teen Suicide:  A Preventable Tragedy

Teen Suicide:  A Preventable Tragedy

The silence in the hospital room was deafening.  There was an occasional beep coming from the machine monitoring her vital signs.  She was only...
As Most-Educated, She Hoisted Flag on Jan 26

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...
How Rural India Is Fighting ‘Information Poverty’

How Rural India Is Fighting ‘Information Poverty’

Digital literacy in rural areas has made us see sights that we had only dreamt about. We have seen children in Rajasthan use Google...
Polio And TB: India’s Success With One Holds Lessons For The Other

Polio And TB: India’s Success With One Holds Lessons For The Other

When Uttar Pradesh was still polio endemic, I worked on the polio programme in the state. I was there when the last reported case...
Depression Is Disabling, But Treatable

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...

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