101 East Season 2013 Ep. 100, Released: 09/20/13 We explore the daily battles of India's widows as they face restrictions on inheritance, remarriage and social welfare.
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We explore the daily battles of India's widows as they face restrictions on inheritance, remarriage and social welfare. The holy city of Vrindavan in India is known as a popular Hindu pilgrimage centre but it is also known as the 'city of widows', with an estimated 20,000 calling it home. The ancient Hindu tradition of… Read more »
In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood. The 13-year-old girl from a poor family in north India has enrolled in a master’s degree in microbiology, after her father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter’s tuition in… Read more »
Ostracised and abandoned because they lost their husbands, India and Nepal’s child widows were resigned to an ignominious life and death in four pilgrim centres where they were dumped by their heartless families. But now, after decades of neglect, a caring hand is seeking to reintegrate them into the society that cast them off. SUDESHNA… Read more »
The ancient city of Varanasi is known as the religious capital of India. It is here that many come to die as they believe their deaths lead to salvation from the rebirth cycle. Many foreigners have also made the holy city their home. Presenter: Murali Krishnan Speaker: Paul Drillsma and Christopher Burchett, Varanasi residents; Bhindeshwar Pathak, sociologist… Read more »
Le Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, sociologue et entrepreneur social, montre l'importance de l'éducation pour préserver la planète, et livre sa vision de l'innovation sociale.
Bindeshwar Pathak explains why he believes the toilet is 'a tool of social change' While the world revels in high-tech gadgets and superfluous devices, Bindeshwar Pathak, a softly spoken 70-year-old Indian sociologist. is steadily changing the world with something far more fundamental – low-cost toilets. More than four decades of work has made him a… Read more »
One stark incident taught Bindeshwar Pathak, the father of the Sulabh sanitation movement in India, how something as taken for granted as a toilet can be a matter of life and death. It was in the late 1960s when he was in Bettiah, an underdeveloped village in caste system-ridden Bihar state. Pathak witnessed a rampaging… Read more »
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR’S REVOLUTIONARY TOILET MOVEMENT CHARTS A NEW COURSE IN THE HISTORY OF SANITATION IN INDIA While the world revels in high-tech gadgets and superfluous devices, this softly-spoken 70-year-old Indian sociologist is always looking for a means to provide for one basic human need — by constructing low-cost toilets. More than four decades of work… Read more »