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Why fuss-fuss about mack-up creams?

May 2, 2012

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By Suchi Govindarajan, HimalFairness is good, no? I am very much connected to Internetworks these days. My friends are sending me every day new new links, and I am expanding my world too much. But yesterday one shocking video I saw. One married girl is thinking about those shame-shame areas of her body, that too […]

India’s Dalit women and the real cost of fast fashion

May 2, 2012

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Posted on 01 May 2012 Julie Tomlin WVoN co-editor The High Street frenzy that follows when the Duchess of Cambridge is snapped wearing a new dress can lead to 24-hour shifts for women working in some of India’s garment factories. That’s one of the findings of a new report Maid in India that reveals the […]

Girl Murdered as Building Site Sacrifice

May 1, 2012

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by Steve WilliamsMay 1, 2012 Image used under the Creative Commons Attribution License with thanks to tanakawho. Three Indian men are being held under suspicion of brutally murdering a five-year-old girl so one of them could use her as a sacrifice to bring prosperity to his embattled construction project, reports say. Reports The Hindu: The […]

Does attire define a woman?

April 30, 2012

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Rebika Laishram April 29, 2012 The Hindu All the northeast States have a very rich culture… a testimony to this is the Hornbill festival held annually in Nagaland. — File Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar In a land of salwar kameez and sarees, a young Mongoloid damsel walking around the streets in her shorts with a […]

Akshaya Tritiya: Hotbed of child marriages

April 27, 2012

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On the auspicious day of ‘Akshaya Tritiya’, thousands of child brides become victims of early marriage in India. Chaitra Arjunpuri Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 Child marriage dates back to India’s ancient period [EPA] “I am one of those unfortunate Hindu women whose hard lot is to suffer the unnameable miseries entailed by the custom […]

Man commits suicide after wife’s sterilization

April 27, 2012

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Reblogged from kracktivist Suchandana Gupta | Apr 27, 2012 BHOPAL: The sterilization fiasco in Madhya Pradesh refuses to die down. Lamenting the decision of making his wife undergo sterilization two months ago, a 35-year-old man, father of six daughters committed suicide in Betul district on Wednesday. His wife, who went under the scalpel in February, […]

Female circumcision anger aired in India #FGM

April 27, 2012

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Reblogged from kractivist By Rupam Jain Nair | AFP – Tue, Apr 24, 2012 AFP Eleven years ago, Farida Bano was circumcised by an aunt on a bunk bed in her family home at the end of her 10th birthday party. The mutilation occurred not in Africa, where the practice is most prevalent, but in […]