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GivePhotos: Adding smiles and memories for the marginal

GivePhotos: Adding smiles and memories for the mar...

June 2, 2017

Let’s give away photographs to people who would never have their smiles documented as memories, thought a USA-based Indian, Bipasha Shom. A unique project, GivePhotos has already given more than thousand a reason to cherish their smile.

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India’s obese growing in numbers

India’s obese growing in numbers

May 26, 2017

Obesity, a major health concern across the world has been recorded to be on a rise across countries worldwide, including India, as a recent OECD report points out.

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Numerous rapes within days of death sentence

Numerous rapes within days of death sentence

May 20, 2017

In a country that is witnessing escalating sexual violence against women, it becomes evident that death sentences are hardly deterrents.

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Garv Sanskar to help couples get perfect babies in India

Garv Sanskar to help couples get perfect babies in...

May 11, 2017

Are we really approaching a time when Ayurveda would defeat science in a race to customise and conceive a perfect baby? India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing voluntary organisation, claims to have a solution for a fair, healthy and intellectual baby.

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India evasive on ratifying treaty against torture

India evasive on ratifying treaty against torture

May 10, 2017

India is yet to take a stand on the United Nations' Convention Against Torture and turn it into a law despite 30 years after signing it.

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Death sentence of ‘Nirbhaya’ rapists-murderers upheld

Death sentence of ‘Nirbhaya’ rapists-murderers...

May 5, 2017

The gang-rape and murder case in 2012 that shook national consciousness and shifted global gaze on the safety of women in India saw a verdict from the Supreme Court of the country.

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Brushing against HIV/AIDS: First free condom store in India

Brushing against HIV/AIDS: First free condom store...

May 5, 2017

After the Indian parliament passed the HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Control) bill last month to shield the rights of sufferers and protect them from discrimination, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) recently launched India's first free condom store, from where anyone is free to order ...

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World Immunisation Week: UNICEF vaccinates almost half the world’s children

World Immunisation Week: UNICEF vaccinates almost ...

April 29, 2017

As the world observes International Immunisation Week from April 24-30, 2017, with the theme #VaccinesWork, a data released by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reveals that UNICEF is the largest buyer of vaccines for children in the world, yet millions of children in India...

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Maharashtra, UP introduce mobile-classroom for underprivileged

Maharashtra, UP introduce mobile-classroom for und...

April 27, 2017

Various educational institutions in India are ignorant about the inclusion and education of children helming from rural areas and city streets. However, there are others who are recognising the need to provide for this population to create a pool of educated and self-reliant yout...

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Sanitary Napkins shouldn’t be a luxury

Sanitary Napkins shouldn’t be a luxury

April 24, 2017

In a country where menstruation is hardly spoken of in public spaces, the internet has given a space for the need to reform policy.

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