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Mar 18, 2019
In Tamil Nadu's Puliyanoor village, an organic underwear brand called Thuvam is ushering a quiet changeThuvam's 100 percent woven cotton underwear is made by women, for women and is the brainchild of 26-year-old Ponmani Pethurajan.
Mar 15, 2019
In Rajasthan, the Manchaha Initiative is encouraging weavers to make the loom their window to the worldManchaha rugs are taken up of one’s own volition and an increasing number of weavers are opting to do so across several villages in Rajasthan as well as other states. What’s being woven on these looms isn’t just yarn, but also the hopes, dreams and aspirations of these women.
Nov 22, 2018
Widows of Vidarbha, Marathwada farmers discuss their inheritance of loss at Mumbai protest meetBereaved women farmers have been able to articulate their problems in public after years of mobilising efforts by the Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch (MAKAAM)
Oct 28, 2018
As I-League 2018 kicks off, a look at the rise of Real Kashmir FC — and that of Valley's football cultureFootball has had a relationship of ups and downs with Kashmir. And the story of Real Kashmir FC, the first team from the state to play in the I-League first division, has grown out of that tumult.
Sep 30, 2018
In Wade Bolhai, visually impaired calendar salesman Sambhaji Bhor fights for the rights of the disabledFor the past two decades, Sambhaji has been selling calendars. This started off in the late 1990s when one of his uncles suggested him to make a living out of it. The piece of advice changed Sambhaji’s life as he embarked on the journey of traversing villages.
Sep 22, 2018
Asha De Vos on following her dream to become a marine biologist, studying pygmy blue whalesThough people in her home country Sri Lanka thought that becoming a marine biologist was 'frivolous', Asha De Vos decided to follow her dreams. She works towards making the oceans safer for whales
Jun 23, 2018
To Russia, with love: Six Indian football players are headed to the 2018 FIFA World CupSix youngsters from India, part of the Oscar Foundation's football-for-development initiative, will be travelling to Russia to participate in a series of workshops and conferences and watch a game at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup
Jan 08, 2018
Ordinary women, extraordinary stories: These teachers in rural India's schools are real-life heroesIn government schools in rural India, female teachers are everyday heroes | #FirstCulture
Dec 20, 2017
The real Padman: How A Muruganantham launched a sanitary napkin revolution in IndiaAkshay Kumar's Padman has brought the focus back on Arunachalam Muruganantham, the innovator/social entrepreneur/menstrual hygiene campaigner on whom the film is based
Dec 17, 2017
Raja Kumari: LA-bred singer-songwriter is poised to be the queen of desi hip-hopLos Angeles-bred rapper and singer-songwriter Raja Kumari (Svetha Rao) has had a good year, with collaborations with Divine and Anirudh Ravichander, and a Sony Music deal