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Knitting human bonds
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Knitting human bonds

Making woollen garments empowers women in two Uttarakhand villages, discovers Anjuli Bhargava.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The villages of Guniyal and Chandroti in Uttarakhand are less than a kilometre from each other. Yet, until Shubh Chopra came and settled down in Chandroti almost two decades ago, the women of the two villages had never met or seen each other. For whatever reason, the two villages had a watertight divide. The residents lived as virtual strangers despite the ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

Meet the Pad Women of India

They have been working on menstrual hygiene awareness for years. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Amani Dabriwala is only 19. But she has already understood the scope of the unawareness surrounding menstrual hygiene, and she is doing her bit to change things. The South Mumbai resident is spending her gap year -- before heading abroad for higher studies -- visiting government and semi-government schools, where she gives presentations about the importance of using sanitary pads.  Amani ...
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How to buy diabetes insurance

Mahavir Chopra tells you what to check before you choose a diabetes insurance plan.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com India has become the diabetes capital of the world with approximately 70 million people suffering by this disease. It is a sad state of affairs, with treatment costs being paid by patients out of their pockets, and effective prevention measures still a distant dream.   At present, health insurance is the only way one can protect her/his savings against these expenses.
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Busting fake news: Who funds whom?

Some unlikely celebrities are behind multiple campaigns to fight the fake news menace.Sai Manish reports. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com While the Narendra D Modi government burnt its fingers over an unsuccessful attempt to 'rein in' the mainline media over alleged fake news dissemination, India's nascent fake news-busting business is finding high-profile takers. Three of them -- OpIndia, Alt News and Boom Live -- stand out for the intensity of their coverage and the hawk (if sometimes ...
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India is profoundly sick and I don't know if it will get better

'When a country's humanity and morality levels are this low, it has a disease so deadly that it could die,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com I hadn't scheduled a health check in 14 years, because between one thing (drinking) and another (smoking), I hadn't had the time. My mother nagged me so much that finally last week I bit the bullet and had a top-to-toe medical exam, shaking in my shoes because the Internet had already confirmed that I was mortally ill. It came as a ...
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DON'T CHEAT while filing IT returns

Hoodwinking the taxman is difficult.If your case is picked up for random scrutiny, any of the tricks that you or your financial advisor may have used to avoid tax will be easily detected, experts tell Sanjay Kumar Singh. Cases of salaried employees making false declarations to claim tax deductions and under-reporting their income have become quite common in recent times. In January, a case involving a large number of IT employees in Bengaluru came to light.   As a result, the income tax ...
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'Merely providing the death penalty is not enough'

'A speedy trial is absolutely essential.''Not only justice is given, it is given expeditiously.' IMAGE: Citizens protest the Kathua and Unnao rapes in Mumbai, April 15, 2018. Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava has taken it as his mission to ensure that the death penalty is awarded to sex offenders of small children. Srivastava filed a PIL in the Supreme Court seeking investigation into and trial of cases involving the rape of children below the age of ...
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This Indian scientist turns e-waste into valuable materials

Mumbai-born Veena Sahajwalla has developed a microfactory in Australia to upcycle electronic waste.  Veena Sahajwalla has launched the world's first microfactory to transform electronic waste into valuable materials. Photograph: Kind courtesy University of New South Wales How do you discard old desktops, smartphones and laptops? You can't dump e-waste in a bin like you get rid of other daily use items. Indian-Australian scientist Prof Veena Sahajwalla has found a solution. The Indian ...
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Is This The India We Want?

'The involvement of policemen in either committing the crime or shielding the accused in Kathua and Unna points to a crumbling civil and moral order,' says Amulya Ganguli.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Perhaps for the first time in India, or anywhere else in the world, three legislators of a ruling party have had to pay the price for their dubious role in the most heinous of crimes, the rape of minors. Two of them, who were ministers in Jammu and Kashmir, have had to resign three months ...
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Why people stand behind rapists

'What if this was my child?' 'My 3 year old, my 8 year old, my 17 year old?''Would I be insular, silent?''Would I protect those who I so actively protect now?' asks Preeti D'Mello. IMAGE: People participate in a protest march at Carter Raod in Mumbai's Bandra to demand justice for victims in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases. Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com 'Primitive societies live by the Rule of Might, and the strong prevail.' 'Advanced societies live by the Rule of Law, and the ...
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