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India Turns Tables On Traffickers With Child-Friendly Courts

India Turns Tables On Traffickers With Child-Friendly Courts

Radha was just 13 when she had to testify in open court against the people who trafficked her into prostitution in India, as a defence lawyer bombarded her with questions – why didn’t she try to kill herself? Or run away? Frightened, Radha attempted to reply, but the judge quickly shut the lawyer down. “I […]

An MIT Lesson In Failure Helps Deliver Fresh Milk To Millions In India

An MIT Lesson In Failure Helps Deliver Fresh Milk To Millions In India

Grama’s team built a machine using old car parts that can heat water without electricity. Think of the possibilities in rural parts of the developing world: Medical clinics could sterilize devices, people could clean clothes with warm water, or they could just take a hot shower, all without being connected to a grid. Revolutionary, right? Grama […]

Badass woman lawmaker drives into the Indian Parliament on a Harley-Davidson

Badass woman lawmaker drives into the Indian Parliament on a Harley-Davidson

Indian Member of Parliament Ranjeet Ranjan decided to celebrate International Women’s Day in style. She created a flutter in the normally sedate Parliament in New Delhi by driving on her orange Harley-Davidson. The 42-year-old showed off her bike by first riding around the complex before entering the House to attend the ongoing budget session. A […]

The case of the disabled professor imprisoned in India

The case of the disabled professor imprisoned in India

New Delhi, India – It was January 2 and the residue of  the new year celebrations still hung in the New Delhi air. But for a group of students, academics and activists converging on the streets of the capital, the mood was anything but celebratory. The anger at this rally in solidarity with GN Saibaba, a wheelchair-bound […]

Indian child bride becomes youngest divorcee in the world

Indian child bride becomes youngest divorcee in the world

An Indian child bride, who got married at the age of four to a 10-year-old boy from Uttar Pradesh (UP), has become the youngest divorcee in the world. Four year-old Fatima Mangre, whose father got her married to Arjun Bakridi from the Shravasti district of UP, lived with her husband for four years. However, Fatima’s father, Anil Mangre, […]