Indian Toilet-Cleaners Break Free from Centuries-Old Caste

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  ALWAR, India—In a small city in India’s north, a community of illiterate women have broken free from the profession they were born into: cleaning rich people’s toilets. Now, they’re learning to read and write, speak English, and provide for their children’s education. In the community of Chumars in Rajasthan state of India, these women… Read more »

Widows hope to meet with PM Modi to push for protection Bill

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On the eve of International Widows Day, several widows living in Vrindavan on Sunday voiced hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ensure that a Bill on protection of rights of such women is introduced in the Budget Session of Parliament, beginning next month. 90-year-old Manu Ghosh from West Bengal, who is living in the… Read more »

Life in slow motion

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A year after the flash floods, the road to rehabilitation in Uttarakhand remains long and rock On the morning of June 16, exactly one year after the cloudburst that devastated Kedarnath, I walk around the ruined temple town. Broken doors hang on broken walls in buildings the government has declared will never be rebuilt. They haven’t… Read more »