In a first, Vrindavan widows play with colours on Holi

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VRINDAVAN: The long-ostracized widows of Vrindavan played Holi with gulal and buckets of coloured water on Friday, in a cathartic celebration that snubbed tradition which bids them to stay away from festivities.  Last year, these women had taken the first step to reclaim their place in the mainstream when they played Holi with flowers and… Read more »

Holi voor de weduwen van Vrindavan: een dag feest in een leven zonder kleur

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Voor de weduwen van het Indiase stadje Vrindavan verloor het leven alle kleur zodra hun echtgenoot overleed. Ze zijn verstoten door hun familie en wachten, gekleed in een witte saree, op hun eigen dood. Holi, het feest waarbij de lente met water en kleuren wordt begroet, gaat elk jaar aan hen voorbij. Maar dit jaar… Read more »

Vrindavan: 1000 widows break shackles of social stigma, play Holi with colours, gulal

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About 1000 widows, shunning the shackles of social stigma, on Friday played Holi with colours and gulal at Meera Sahabhagini Ashram in Vrindavan. It was for the first time that the widows gathered in such a large number to play Holi with gulal and water colour at the 200-year-old Ashram. They poured colour on each… Read more »

Vrindavan widows counter age-old social evil, play Holi with colours, gulal

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About 1000 widows, shunning the shackles of social stigma, played Holi with colours and gulal at Meera Sahabhagini Ashram here on Friday. It was for the first time that the widows gathered in such a large number to play Holi with gulal and water colour at the 200-year-old Ashram. They poured colour on each other… Read more »

US-based fashion designer brings smiles to faces of Vrindavan widows

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A US-based fashion designer has brought smiles to the faces of hundreds of widows living a secluded life at the Vidhwa Ashram in Vrindavan. Kopal, an Indian-origin New York-based fashion designer has offered a 'partnership' deal to the widows of Vrindavan. A group of widows will now handcraft outfits for high-society people of the US… Read more »

Women who are empowering rural India

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Women who are empowering rural India Priyanka Bharti, brand ambassador for Sulabh, has convinced 40-odd families to get toilets constructed in their homes in Vishnupur. (Ashok Dutta/HT Photo) Source : http://www.hindustantimes.com/specials/Internationalwomensdayspecial2014/spl3-lid.aspx