Vrindavan widows to play holi

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Vrindavan (UP): Breaking the shackles of tradition, hundreds of widows would play Holi, the festival of colours, in the land of Lord Krishna this year. Around 800 widows would play Holi in ashrams of Vrindavan during the four-day celebrations commencing on March 24. "In an effort to bring widows to mainstream and help their social… Read more »

White shadows

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Vrindavan, the childhood home of Lord Krishna, is also the abode of his romance with beloved Radha. The city has hundreds of temples and ashrams. The air is filled with chants and mantras. Foreign tourists, in colourful attire, walk through the narrow lanes of the city and greet you with “Radhey Radhey”. But besides the… Read more »

International Women’s Day- A Story From CFHI India

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Evaleen Jones, MD is the founder of Child Family Health International (CFHI) and Clinical Faculty at the Stanford University School of Medicine.  Today, on International Women’s Day we feature an experience from her recent visit to CFHI partner sites in India, and a story from a woman she met while there.  Her story  carries the message of community empowerment that CFHI embodies…. Read more »

Toiletten helfen Kastenlosen

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Still in India latrines are emptied by hand. Dalits do the dirty work, which are also abused as untouchables. An organization helping them to overcome social exclusion – by selling toilets. "We are human beings, not animals," says Asha Dhamuniya. But she had felt for a long time so the 20-year-old from the town of Tonk supplemented in… Read more »

In Pictures: International Women’s Day in India

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On the eve of International Women's Day Sulabh International, a non-profit organisation, has been working towards improving the conditions of 1,780-odd widows living in government shelters at Vrindavan in India, by providing education, health care, vocational training and stipends Click HERE or on the gallery above to see images selected by Associate Picture Editor Ivy… Read more »