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WHY WOMEN DON’T WORK

Home stay

Subodh Varma
Home stay
There is no denying that an increasing number of rural and urban women are doing just that — nothing.
powr puff WOMEN

High learning, 'low' work

T Ramavarma
Kerala may have a record literacy rate for women but their numbers are growing only in low-paying jobs.

Women workforce

Chick-list for economic growth

Persis Khambatta
Chick-list for economic growth Earn-and-learn vocational schemes can encourage more Indian women to enter the workforce.
educating girls

Cruise control

Rashmi Bansal
We are educating girls, raising their aspirations, even giving them a taste of professional life, and then asking them to rein in their ambitions.
Tongue-in-cheek comments

Cut the khap

Kim Arora
Dressed in jeans? Feasting on chowmein? A Twitter parody of a disapproving khap panchayat is ready with a rap on the knuckle that makes you chuckle.

Reality and Bollywood

When real is unreal

When real is unreal

Reality is a still a fantasy in Bollywood.

Voice of the poor

Film fighters

Film fighters

Video volunteers have been shooting short, candid film clips on official apathy.

ORGANIC GROWTH

The magician's way

The magician's way

A farmer uses his fertile imagination to promote organic farming in Bihar.
Tibetan dream
Tweeting the truth

Tweeting the truth

Shobhan Saxena | July 6, 2013
Tsering Woeser continues to search for the Tibetan dream with her blogs, tweets.
One-man army
Modi foe, farmers' friend

Modi foe, farmers' friend

Vijaysinh Parmar | July 6, 2013
Kanu Kalsaria has mobilised farmers against the Gujarat govt's land acquisition policies.
THE GOOD FIGHT
The wiki whistler

The wiki whistler

Eric Randolph | July 6, 2013
Julian Assange, the world's most famous refugee, is the hacker of Big Brother's nightmares.
Fight club

Fight club

July 6, 2013
On June 5, 1989, as the Chinese military was forcibly removing protesters from Beijing's Tiananmen Square, one anonymous man stood all alone…
Fighter pilot

A bird, not a bomber

Nina Martyris | July 6, 2013
During the Lebanon war of 1982, an Israeli pilot refused to bomb a building when he suspected - correctly - that it was a school.

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