Witch hunting is a social stigma in tribal North East India. If a child has ongoing health issues, many vulnerable mothers are accused of witchcraft, tortured and publicly humiliated. Not many women live to take a stand; between 150 to 200
Almost ten years ago, Chandro Tomar took her granddaughter to a local firing range. In doing so, Tomar accidentally discovered her own natural talent for shooting. Hailing from the Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh, she was 65 when she first picked up a rifle.
Dr P. Bhanumati, a Zoology professor from Thrissur, Kerala, grew up with three mentally challenged siblings. One tragic day, she lost her brother who was suffering from a throat problem. Bhanumathi felt that due to her brother’s mental illness, his case was treated
Archanatai Jatkar had many goals in mind to accomplish when she stood for the Gram Panchayat election in 2005. From the outset, amongst her priorities were the development of her village, quality education for children and better livelihood prospects for women.
Archana Hegde’s village in the rural Uttara Kannada district is a major trading centre for areca nuts. Many villagers live in abject poverty, working as daily wage labourers in the nut farms for the six-month production cycle. In the off-season, it is common for the
Daughter to a prominent businessman in Calcutta and a Gujarati by birth – Falguni, faced great opposition from her family when she decided to marry Arun. Arun – a cancer patient since he was 10 years old had been subject to many relapses and various other