A Widow’s Penance

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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 »

Raksha Bandhan celebrations

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A Hindu holy man seeks blessing of Jamuna Devi, 85, a widow after she tied a "rakhi" on his wrist to mark the Hindu festival "Raksha Bandhan," in Varanasi, India. (AP Photo) An Indian widow, second left, gestures after tying a "rakhi" on the wrist of Bindeshwar Pathak, right, the founder of the Sulabh Intenational,… Read more »

Day in Pics: 20th August

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An Indian widow, second left, gestures after tying a "rakhi" on the wrist of Bindeshwar Pathak, right, the founder of the Sulabh Intenational, a non-governmental organization to mark the Hindu festival "Raksha Bandhan," in Varanasi. Source : http://zeenews.india.com/photogallery/day-in-pics-20th-august_2967.html

To brothers with love

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Widows of Varanasi tie a rakhi onto the wrist of Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International (R) at Pashupati Nath Temple in Varanasi. AFP Source : http://www.hindustantimes.com/photos-news/Photos-India/rakhi2013/Article4-1110401.aspx#.UhOldGPD2zo.facebook