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A Model Farmer, Savitri Shows Off Her Special Skills

Savitri Devi from Jhanji village in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district is a model farmer today. ...read more

The Whistling Women’s Mission Sanitation

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign) with a lot of fanfare and oodles of star power to inspire ordinary citizens to make all possible efforts to keep their surroundings clean and sanitary. ...read more


The Untold Suffering Of Bohra Muslim Girls

Waris Dirie, in her biographical account, ‘Desert Flower’, which was released in 1998, told the world a shocking story of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). ...read more


Rida’s Musical Folks Sing For Planet Earth

She is only in her 30s but her music is ancient. ...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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