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A Lonely Homecoming For Kashmiri Pandit Women

Pushpa Kaaw, 55, loves the Kashmir that lives on in her memory: her in-law’s house in Jawahar Nagar, their joint family of almost two dozen members and a whole bunch of women busily going up and down the wide stately staircase. more

Jharkhand’s Anita Devi Will Finally Have A Toilet Of Her Own

Anita Devi, 50, of Dumri village in Bero block of Jharkhand’s Ranchi, leaves her chores midway to rush to attend the meeting at the panchayat office. more

There’s Creativity And Camaraderie In Winter Trends By Pakistani Designers

While the world outside was busy speculating on the breakdown of the foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan and the recent ceasefire violations at the line of control, on the ramp of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 there was oodles of creativity and camaraderie on display between designers from both sides of the border. more

Bengal’s Women Learn To Extract Good Food From Dry Land

Across 14 villages of Bankura district and six villages of Birbhum district in West Bengal, 800 families are learning to farm dry land anew in a sustainable manner to ensure increased income, less market dependency and food security. more


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The success story of women's political representation could well be scripted in India's rural hinterland. In April 1993, the Government of India passed the, the Constitutional (73rd Amendment) Act mandating that there should be at 33 per cent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions (PRIs).

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