Human Rights

Rural Households Have Higher Debt Than Urban Counterparts: NSSO Report

A new survey by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) shows that rural households have higher debts than their urban counterparts. At the same time, an urban househol...

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A Tamil Movie Based On True Events Has Sparked Off An Uneasy Debate On Police Brutality

In 1983, Coimbatore-based auto driver Chandran was working as a waiter at a hotel in a village near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. One day, he and a few other labourers from Tamil ...

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Five Ways Tech Is Crowdsourcing Women’s Empowerment

From gathering data on street harassment in Egypt to finding respectful gynaecologists in India, technology is helping women fight discrimination Even when data is gathered by...

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The Faces Of Child Poverty

Child poverty is about more than just money — it’s multidimensional. For children, poverty means being deprived of major aspects of life like nutrition, health...

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India: Protection Of Traditional Knowledge In India

The coming into force of the Nagoya Protocol in October will have great benefits for the defence of indigenous people's rights over their resources, and strengthen India's alr...

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Universal Human Rights - The Foundations Of The Global Goals

This April will mark the third anniversary of one of the world's worst industrial disasters in history. In 2013, over 1,100 workers were tragically killed during the collapse ...

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Dispatches: Achieving Pain Relief For Millions

In April, the United Nations General Assembly will review the international response to drugs for the first time in 18 years. An issue that has been neglected for decades &nda...

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Why Is Central Africa Missing From So Many Maps? 

You’ve probably had the following experience: You are reading along when a map, shaded in a procession of pastels, interrupts the story. Your eyes travel first to your h...

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India: Supreme Court Revisits “Sodomy” Law

India’s Supreme Court agreed on February 2, 2016, to hear an appeal of its2013 decision that upheld a discriminatory law criminalizing same-sex relations, Human Rights W...

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Ending Child Marriage

Sharon J.’s marriage at age 14 in Tanzania dashed her hopes for the future: “My dream was to study to be a journalist. Until today, when I watch news or listen to ...

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Conversations with Aditiya Singh’s Canvas’

“I don’t paint music, I paint noise, I don’t paint for aesthetic appea...

October 7 2019

Who wants to be a Millionaire? – Vinod Pande

We think we know them well. However, when you venture out to ask them questions you thou...

October 7 2019

Suspense Is The Key

Alfred Hitchcock made Frederick Knott’s stage play Dial M For Murder immortal by m...

October 4 2019