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Record Number Of Women Set To Enter India Parliament

Record Number Of Women Set To Enter India Parliament

India was one of the first countries to have a female leader, but more than five decades after Indira Gandhi became prime minister, women’s participation in politics remains stubbornly low A record number of women are set to enter India’s parliament after a marathon election that returned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power, initial results […]

Bar Parties Without Enough Women On Tickets From Indian Election – Activists Say

Bar Parties Without Enough Women On Tickets From Indian Election – Activists Say

Activists have criticised political parties for failing to adequately address the concerns of women, despite making pledges in successive national elections Political parties with too few women on their tickets should be barred from participation in India’s upcoming national elections, women’s rights groups said as they launched their “Womanifesto” on Wednesday. The 11-point plan – […]

India Is Building A City From Scratch To Attract Foreign Investors

India Is Building A City From Scratch To Attract Foreign Investors

India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming economy. Gradually mushrooming on an otherwise barren 886-acre parcel of land in Gujarat — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state — is a small collection of buildings that India hopes will one day rival financial centers like Singapore, Dubai […]

Lucy Kalapura Is Fighting To End Sexual Abuse In India’s Churches Despite Threats

Lucy Kalapura Is Fighting To End Sexual Abuse In India’s Churches Despite Threats

When Bishop Franco Mulakkal returned to the Jalandhar diocese in October after spending 21 days in jail, his supporters welcomed him back with massive garlands and showers of rose petals. As images of the hero’s welcome given to the rape-accused priest filled her TV screen and social media timeline, something snapped in sister Lucy Kalapura. The 52 […]

25 Killed As Wedding Party Truck Plunges Off Bridge In India

25 Killed As Wedding Party Truck Plunges Off Bridge In India

A truck carrying a wedding party plunged off a bridge early Tuesday in western India killing at least 25 people, most of them women and children, officials said. Initial investigations indicated the driver lost control causing the truck to swerve off the bridge and fall eight metres (26 feet) onto a dry riverbed in Gujarat state, […]

Women And The Festival Of Colour In India

Women And The Festival Of Colour In India

It’s the bold image of India most often seen in ad campaigns, films and music videos. People coming together from all walks of life to sing, dance and splash their friends and family with colored powder and water. Brands such as Sony and Canon have used the vibrant festival to showcase their products.British Airways recently […]

Going Undercover To Help Girls

Going Undercover To Help Girls

Nida has been going to Shaheen’s centers in India since she was eight years old. With Shaheen’s vocational training, she learned how to do mehendi—or henna—to make an income and now does it at weddings and other celebrations, and also teaches other girls. She has become a powerful advocate focused on ending early and forced […]

MTV To Tackle FGM And Sex Work With New Drama Series In Egypt,India

MTV To Tackle FGM And Sex Work With New Drama Series In Egypt,India

American cable television channel MTV is launching drama series in Egypt and in India with storylines on female genital mutilation, child marriage and sex work with the aim of generating debate around issues often seen as taboo. Both series by the Viacom-owned youth entertainment broadcaster will feature soundtracks to appeal to young audiences and popular […]

International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 […]

‘A Day in the Life Of’ GE Africa’s Supriya Bhandari

‘A Day in the Life Of’ GE Africa’s Supriya Bhandari

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Supriya Bhandari was the youngest of seven children – six girls and one boy. At the age of 10, her family immigrated to the United Kingdom (UK) to stay in the Midlands. Supriya came from a family that supported education and growing up, she developed a passion for investigative journalism, resulting […]

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