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Friday, 10 January 2020 | Swapna Majumdar

A Government proposal to amend the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, to render all underage marriages void, is being opposed by child rights activists A proposal by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to amend the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA), 2006, to render all underage marriages void,...

Breaking barriers

Friday, 23 August 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Vatsalya, an initiative to improve the health and nutritional status of women and children, was undertaken in 22 villages in Amreli’s Rajula Block The small boat at Gujarat’s bustling Pipavav Port bobs up and down as it waits to ferry passengers to Shiyal Bet Island barely 600 metres away. It’s a...

Don’t forget the tribal day

Friday, 09 August 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Have things really changed for the Koraga community? Sabitha’s story reveals impressive strides have been made but there’s a long way to go to end the stigma around untouchability At first glance, 21-year-old Jeetha looks like just another student at the prestigious Mangalore University in Karnataka. But with one difference —...

A woman's human right

Friday, 26 July 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Investment in family planning counselling corners is essential not just to fulfill India's pledge at the International Conference on Population and Development to give women reproductive choices but also because women should be allowed to plan their future In Bihar, a State where many girls are married early — some as...

A human health project

Friday, 12 July 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Empowering women to make reproductive choices and opt for quality family planning services can help India not only address the fertility challenge but fulfill the ICPD pledge Ever since 1989, July 11 is observed as the World Population Day to draw attention to issues surrounding human population. The urgent need to...

The missing link to nutritional safety

Friday, 28 June 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

While the percentage of stunted children has seen marked improvements in recent times, progress has been really slow. States must follow Maharashtra’s mission approach example to tackle the problem of child malnutrition Almost one in three children in India under five years of age will still be stunted by 2022 if...

The forgotten women

Saturday, 15 June 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Widows in our country are an invisible lot who are denied their economic rights. It is up to the Government and civil society organisations to ensure that they live a life of dignity June 23 is the International Day for Widows. Even today, they are perceived as being a burden...

Becoming agents of change

Friday, 24 May 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

With more and more women taking up unconventional modules, they are making farming more productive and commercially viable Harshada Zanje always yearned for a house of her own. But with her husband being the lone bread-winner in a household of nine members, she knew it would be difficult to move...

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Masterstroke

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Sound of music

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CookSmart

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Grand musical journey

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Talktime : ‘I want to reach out to more people with better stories’

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