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Tuesday, 25-September-2018

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FROM VICTIM TO CRUSADER FOR SEX WORKERS

17 weeks ago
Jayamma Bhandari was orphaned at the age of three and spends her childhood in grim poverty. She was forced into the sex trade by her husband. But unlike other victims who are forced into the murky business, she decided to challenge her destiny becoming, in the process, an inspiration for many other women like her. Now 40-years-old, Jayamma runs the Chaitanya Mahila Mandali (CMM) to help sex workers leave the exploitative profession and find respectable livelihoods. CMM works in high-risk slum communities to raise awareness on sexual rights and reproductive health, and takes up-skilling and livelihood courses. Accor...
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WHATSAPP TO SAY ‘NO’ TO DOWRY

19 weeks ago
In February, 2017, a group of eight youngsters from Mangaluru, launched a crusade against dowry, via Whatsapp. Distressed by the increasing occurrence of dowry-related deaths, decided to take matters into their own hands. ‘Dowry Free Nikah’, the WhatsApp group started by these internet friends has triggered a social revolution in the Dakshina Kannada district. Nizaam Valachil, Ilyas Mangaluru, Nuruddin Avinahalli, Zaheer Shantinagar, Musthafa Shiruru, Muzammil Nuhi Addoru, K M Jaleel Kundapura and Rehaman Byndooru met on social media, and discovered a shared concern about the malignant effects of dowry. They w...
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TACKLING NAXAL CHALLENGE

19 weeks ago
A silent social revolution is on in Naxal-affected areas of Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. The ‘Green Brigade’, comprising women mostly from tribals and lower castes, not only help police combat Naxal activities but check villagers joining Naxal groups due to poverty and backwardness. Besides this, the Brigade is also actively involved in removing social evils like gambling, liquor consumption, weed addiction and smoking in their areas. The Green Brigade initiative was replicated by the Mirzapur SSP Ashish Tiwari in 10 Naxal-affected villages in the district after he came across their activities in five villages o...
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DARING CROSS-BORDER BIKE ROAD TRIP BY FOUR HYDERABADI WOMEN

20 weeks ago
A set of four daring women bikers from Telangana have completed their 17000 KM long cross-country road trip to promote incredible India. The road trip is aimed to promote adventure and safe travels for women in the region.      The bikers have set off on their eight-week-long expedition to ride across six South-East Asian nations including India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia through the newly-laid India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway. The ride, which was flagged off on February 11, 2018, is expected to reach Hyderabad back on April 8, 2018.  A team of four Hyderabad women, ...
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DARING TO DREAM: HOW FOOTBALL CHANGED THE LIFE OF A POOR DALIT GIRL

20 weeks ago
About four years ago, 15-year-old Anyabai won Rs 54,000 when she led her school team to victory in a state-level football match. The prize money was more than what her mother earned in an entire year. Hailing from Alakhpura, a village some 30 km from the district headquarters of Bhiwani in Haryana, Anyabai is a Dalit by caste and desperately poor by means. Her father died of a heart attack when she was just two and the burden of earning for the four-member family passed on to her mother, Maya Devi, whose life story provides a window into the struggles of people at the lowest rungs of society. Scheduled Caste...
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Tragedy King Of Bollywood Aka Dilip Kumar

20 weeks ago
n Urooj Fatima Debuting on screen in British India, appearing in some of Indian cinema’s greatest classics and still present over eight decades later in the hearts of a vast multitude of fans with whom he remains connected over social media, Dilip Kumar is not just Bollywood’s oldest living star but also an Indian institution. The “Tragedy King” who excelled at broad comedy, too could play a prince or a peasant with equal ease, display profound intensity or a jaunty nonchalance with the same skill. Dilip Kumar is someone who repeatedly reinvented himself as both an actor and a person. “Taqdeeren badal jaati hai, zamana badal jata ha...
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RESCUING SNAKES IS HER PASSION

25 weeks ago
Subhadra Cherukuri, a young Bangalorean working with Ernst & Young, has been rescuing snakes and educating people on the importance of these reptiles. Dressed in a T-shirt and knee-high boots, she makes her way to the jungle with a snake on the hook.  Subhadra is one of the very few woman snake rescuers, from Bengaluru. From childhood, she has had a fascination for reptiles and had a will to rescue them. “I started rescuing snakes about seven years ago. Initially, I watched and assisted my husband, who is also a professional snake rescuer. After I had gained enough knowledge, I began rescues on my ow...
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BE A PART OF REAL SOLUTION- MAYAHEALTH

27 weeks ago
The non-communicable disease (NCD) epidemic, accounts for 70% of all worldwide deaths, which means that every year, 40 million people every year die, to illnesses which could have been averted. It is a wrong perception that lifestyle diseases like diabetes occur only in urban areas. Villages need to prevent chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) as well. MAYA(Movement for Alternatives and Youth Awareness), is a Karnataka-based NGO, which is working with villages to prevent chronic NCD’s. Usually, when a rural healthcare drive occurs, urban doctors are sent to treat villages. While this tackles the im...
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THE INVINCIBLE: A DISABLED WOMAN’S RELENTLESS FIGHT FOR ACCESSIBILITY

27 weeks ago
Never give up -- these were the simple yet profound words that kept Virali Modi, 26, fighting on after a deadly bout of malaria had her comatose for weeks and left her paraplegic and wheelchair-bound at the age of 14. In coma for 23 days, she miraculously opened her eyes on the day the doctors decided to remove her life-support and has not stopped since then, fighting for her rights -- and those of other disabled people. Manhandled and groped by railway porters when she had to board a train, Virali made “accessibility for everyone” her life’s mission in a country that is supremely indifferent to the plig...
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“WOMEN ARE STRONGER SPECIES, WE NEED TO STAND UP FOR THEM” PRIYANKA RAINA

29 weeks ago
Priyanka Raina, wife of cricketer Suresh Raina and also an entrepreneur who runs a foundation dedicated to aid underprivileged mothers across the country, says that women are the strongest species on the mother earth and we need to stand up for them to make them stronger. Priyanka founded Gracia Raina Foundation, named after the couple’s daughter Gracia, in May 2017. It is dedicated to creating awareness and works closely with mothers and children who require help ranging from physical and mental issues. Talking about the current situation of women in India and around the world, does she see any hope in days to...
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Menstruation Taboos Exist Among Both Genders

31 weeks ago
  Actor Radhika Apte, who plays a key role in the Akshay Kumar-starrer Pad Man, says the menstruation taboo has not only existed among men but also among women who are conditioned for years not to talk about the natural process openly. Pad Man, based on the story of a real-life hero, addresses the issue of menstrual hygiene and is aimed at creating awareness about it. Asked if the film can bring any change in the society, Radhika tells “I think the taboo attached to menstruation is not only among men but women as well. It is happening for years. Even women feel unco...
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Madhubala: Beauty, Grit and Feathers

31 weeks ago
  Often perceived as ‘Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood’, Madhubala is, by far, the most iconic silver screen goddess India has produced. Known for her legendary beauty and her coquettish charm, Madhubala was much more than that. Madhubala’s real name was Mumtaz Jahan Begum Dehalvi, nicknamed as Majhlee Aapa.  A distinguished astrologer (Njumi) who was also known as Kashmirwaale Baba predicted in Mumtaz’s childhood that her life would be filled with money and fame, but her life will be tough and she will die at a young age. Madhubala’s fate seemed to have been written in haste. Born on February 14, the very date that signifies l...