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HIV can't decide my life's path: Going from helplessness to a life of meaning

One day as he was roaming the streets of Mumbai in search of a better consult, a poster caught his eye — total herbal cure for HIV and AIDS. Nine months passed and nothing happened

Published on 1st December 2018
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I have HIV and I am not ashamed: How a woman from Jalpaiguri went from a victim to a beacon of hope

Being shy about your disease is the worst thing you can do to yourself. Not only will it give you the inferiority complex that you do not deserve, but it can also cause physical harm at times

Published on 1st December 2018
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This sexual abuse survivor from Kerala is petitioning the government to include 'Personal Safety Education' in schools

Mariam Rauf is petitioning the government of Kerala to include mandatory personal safety lessons in school 

Published on 28th November 2018
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Dancing her way out of fear: Born in Kolkata's red-light area, Uma Das fought back to become a dance teacher

Uma Das joined Apne Aap Women Worldwide, a charitable trust. Apne Aap was founded by 22 women from Mumbai's red light district, with a vision of a world where no woman could be bought or sold

Published on 22nd October 2018
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#MeToo: Here's how you deal with the trauma and demons of sexual harassment

This World Mental Health Day, we look at the trauma faced by young women who deal with sexual harassment and an expert tells you how to deal with it

Published on 10th October 2018
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Have we matured as a society to accept acid attack survivors? Laxmi Agarwal's case says no

Acid Attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal is now homeless and unemployed. As she is striving to meet two ends meet, we explore a few biases of the society
 

Published on 26th September 2018
Career path for marginalized people

This Kolkata-based organisation is helping marginalised youth including victims of trafficking find a career path

Enrolled candidates are led through a process of blended learning, mentoring using innovative methods of teaching and it's also assured that they get placed and perform well at their job

Published on 4th October 2018
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How Kolkata NGO Sanlaap is ensuring girls saved from prostitution are rehabilitated with great jobs

This Kolkata NGO has rescued and rehabilitated over 10,000 girls from at-risk situations, ensuring they all have good jobs and a place to call their own 

Published on 26th September 2018
Dalit Rights

Why Ashif Shaikh's Jan Sahas holds the key to ending Dalit discrimination in Central India

From direct rescues and rehabilitations to legal aid and policy discourse, this NGO goes the whole nine yards to help the oppressed across caste and class barriers

Published on 11th September 2018
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From jumping walls to being forced to leave her pet behind, this is how this young lecturer survived the floods 

For Jovita James and her family, the recent Kerala Floods were the worst calamity they'd ever witnessed

Published on 22nd August 2018
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Relief in times of disbelief: Inside Kerala's colleges-turned-relief camps where humanity and belief run deep

When the rains come most colleges declare a holiday and students chill. During the Kerala floods, colleges were turned into effective relief camps and students were among the most spirited workers

Published on 22nd August 2018
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Author Veera Hiranandani's book, 'The Night Diary,' reminds us of the pain of partition

The author wrote most during the day, between 9 am to 12 pm while her kids were in school. She did ten revisions of The Night Diary

Published on 9th August 2018
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Mount Carmel College students donate hair for 350 wigs for cancer patients

The hair for these wigs was donated by 50 students of Mount Carmel College, which included one student who tonsured her head

Published on 9th August 2018
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These acid attack survivors are getting free surgeries, all thanks to King Khan

Shah Rukh Khan's Meer Foundation, NGO Atijeevan Foundation and New Hope Medical Centre are conducting a plastic surgery camp for acid attack survivors

Published on 30th July 2018
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Do away with your prejudices about people at The Human Library in Bhubaneshwar, courtesy Bhubaneswar Poetry Club

BPC has arranged for an interesting range of human books which will help you chase away all your prejudice 

Published on 7th July 2018

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