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Nighat And Others Pick Up The Pieces In Flood Ravaged Kashmir

On Friday, Nighat Shafi Pandit spoke on phone for a couple minutes: ‘I am very upset and startled by the floods in Kashmir. more

The Unseen Violence That Impacts Children

What are the qualities that best describe a mother? Most would immediately rattle off a plethora of adjectives – she is loving, compassionate, immensely patient, deeply caring, ready to sacrifice her all for the sake of her children and family... In short, the quintessential figure of perfection often portrayed in popular Indian cinema and literature. more

Of Women, For Women: Welcome Aboard Chennai’s Tech Savvy Ride

A few months back, Srikala, 35, who is separated from her husband, did not know how she was going to make ends meet in a big city like Chennai. more

Upasana’s White Print Brings Lifestyle News In Braille

Can you imagine life without your daily dose of celebrity gossip, fashion forecasts or restaurant reviews? What’s Shah Rukh Khan doing off screen these days? How is Priyanka Chopra doing up her new home? How does Daya, the popular star of the television series CID, face everyday challenges? What’s the best way to cook up a delicious biryani? For the majority population, there are several lifestyle magazines and online options available in every Indian language to catch up on the latest news and trends. 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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