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For Women, Transgenders, Delhi’s Single Window Mechanism Comes As A Big Relief

A non-descript building stands amidst the sea of brick and mortar in the Sultanpuri district of Delhi. Inside, the bright pink walls are witness...

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...

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...

Mental Well-Being First! No Shame In Asking For Help

Tamanna (name changed), 34 years old, young successful entrepreneur, lives with her family including her husband, daughter, parents-in- law and brother- in- law. Her...

‘Stand Up India’ For Adolescent Wellbeing

India has demonstrated very strong leadership in positioning adolescent health as a priority in the recent past. Considering India is home to 253 million...

Teenage Pregnancy: A Red Alert For India

"Buried under her winter jackets, I didn’t realise another baby was growing in our family," cried the mother of 14-year-old. Her daughter, naive and...

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...

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...

Malnutrition In India: A Silent Emergency

While the sustainable development goals (SDGs) aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people- especially children- have...

India’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Have Evolved. Taxation Should Be Next

Working with PATH on sanitation and menstrual hygiene projects several years ago, I kept stumbling over the 'hush hush' subject of menstruation. Having had...

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