Breaking taboo, Hindu widows celebrate festival of colors

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Biswajeet Banerjee, Associated Press, Vrindavan, India | World | Mon, March 21 2016, 6:27 PM Aruna Samaddar threw fistfuls of colored powder into the air. Blue and red and green, the cheerful colors settled on her white sari and all over other women nearby. In most of India, widows like Samaddar have no place in… Read more »

Vrindavan widows celebrate Holi at a temple

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21-03-2016 / IANS Vrindavan, March 21 : In a marked departure from age-old traditions, over a thousand widows played Holi at an ancient Vrindavan temple on Monday. Amid blowing of conch shells and showering of flower petals and dry colour powders, these widows participated in the Holi celebrations at the ancient Gopinath temple, dedicated to Lord… Read more »

Breaking stigma: Vrindavan widows to get drenched in Holi colours this year

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Thu,17 Mar 2016-05:20pm , Mathura , PTI One thousand widows in the sacred town of Vrindavan will play Holi on March 21. It is still a week a to go for Holi but festivities have already begun in Brijbhumi Vrindavan. Devotees enjoyed the festival of colours at the famous Dwarkadhish temple on Wednesday and many… Read more »

Vrindavan widows to get drenched in Holi colours, break stigma

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  PTI | Mar 17, 2016, 05.32 PM IST MATHURA: It is still a week a to go for Holi but festivities have already begun in Brijbhumi Vrindavan. Devotees enjoyed the festival of colours at the famous Dwarkadhish temple on Wednesday and many more such events will unfold in the run up to Holi. Imparting… Read more »

Vrindavan widows to get drenched in Holi colours, break stigma

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Posted on: 03:00 PM IST Mar 17, 2016 PRESS TRUST OF INDIA Mathura: It is still a week to go for Holi but festivities have already begun in Brijbhumi Vrindavan. Devotees enjoyed the festival of colours at the famous Dwarkadhish temple on Wednesday and many more such events are set to unfold in the run… Read more »

Innovation and technology go hand in hand: US envoy

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Mar 9, 5:56 pm New Delhi, Mar. 9 (ANI): Asserting that the move towards digitization is not simply a private sector phenomenon, US envoy Richard R. Verma has said innovation and technology go hand in hand. “We see it in government, civil society, educational institutions, and so much more. The more digitized, high tech world… Read more »

India’s sanitation – problems and solutions

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The Compass India is finding new ways to meet the challenge of providing toilets to more than 60 million homes by 2019. Dr Bindishwar Pathak, the so-called ‘toilet guru of India’, explains the cultural roots of India’s sanitation problem and shows Delhi reporter Ravinder Bawa some solutions at his Toilet Museum in the capital, while… Read more »

My Perfect Country: India The Compass

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The Compass My Perfect Country Fi Glover examines India’s pioneering work on sanitation for women. With stories from the workers who are inventing simple systems alongside active campaigning, she follows the changing attitudes towards women’s rights and their wellbeing. Our local reporter explores the corridors of universities to hear the young women who are putting… Read more »

No Gauteng schools using bucket system – Lesufi

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Iavan Pijoos, News24 | News24 22:30 01/03/2016 Johannesburg – No Gauteng schools are using the bucket toilet system, education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Tuesday. “When I came into office, we identified about 200 schools with the worst sanitation facilities. There are no schools using the bucket system in Gauteng today,” Lesufi said. “Investing in… Read more »

Millions spent on upgrading school toilets

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NEWS/SOUTH-AFRICA/GAUTENG /  01 March 2016 at 21:16pm By: Lindi Masinga Johannesburg – Gauteng MEC of Education Panyaza Lesufi announced on Tuesday that his department had spent R300 million on constructing and upgrading toilets, as well as refurbishing state schools. “The Department of Education is excited that it can eradicate issues of sanitation. In Gauteng there are… Read more »