Articles Archive

Mar 18, 2019

Santhal girls shatter social taboo playing football

Teenaged Santhal girls in West Bengal have taken to football despite facing community antagonism. They hope that the sport would deliver them from poor socioeconomic shackles

Mar 15, 2019

Village women up in arms against alcoholism

Women in rural Karnataka have banded together to demand a prohibition on liquor because they are at the receiving end of alcoholism of men that leads invariably to domestic violence and financial hardship

Mar 13, 2019

The travails of India’s forest dwellers

Tribal people who live in and around forests are being continuously pushed beyond the edge of their meager livelihoods and the land where they live, despite laws that are supposed to protect their rights

Mar 11, 2019

Odisha women fight malnutrition with backyard gardens

Women in distressed and malnourished regions of Odisha are growing nutrition gardens to feed their families organic vegetables and legumes consistently through the year at no additional cost

Mar 08, 2019

Healthcare of elderly suffers with youth migration

With little livelihood opportunities in villages, the youth in rural Maharashtra migrate to cities, leading to delayed healthcare of elderly dependents and increased medical expenses

Mar 06, 2019

Kashidakari women look to grow embroidery earnings

Women in Jodhasar, who have begun embroidering for a living by putting traditional skills they used for embellishing personal clothing to good use, need better market linkages to boost incomes

Mar 04, 2019

Beedi rolling robs Murshidabad girls of their childhood

Young girls in rural Murshidabad are pushed by their parents to roll beedis, the poor man’s cigarette, at the cost of their schooling because being able to earn improves their marriage prospects