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Chhattisgarh Has Given India Another Wake Up Call On Family Planning

The news about the sterilisation deaths that occurred in Chhattisgarh has already disappeared into the back pages of newspapers. ...read more

Some Valuable Lessons From The Young Women

Sitting on a wheel chair Sita, 20, is a picture of courage and determination. ...read more


Get Ready To Be Floored By The Enterprising Grannies

C. Chellamma, R. Rajam, D. Saraswati, K. ...read more


Fatima Paints The Quiet Strength Of Women

‘If only silence could speak’ goes the adage. Well, here silence does speak – and how! Soft, hazy, elusive images of women gaze steadily from the confines of their canvas making the much-mesmerised onlooker feel as though they would simply vanish if s/he so much as blinked. ...read 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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