India Insight

Women shouldn’t have mobile phones, politicians should: politician

October 23, 2012

Witness the latest public relations trap for a loose-lipped Indian politician, courtesy of the Deccan Chronicle:

from The Human Impact:

Prostitution: their bodies, their rights

August 1, 2012

It is seen as a job no woman would want to do. A job no woman would willingly do.

from The Human Impact:

Acid attacks: the faceless women you can’t forget

July 31, 2012

Since I met her over a week ago, I have been unable to forget.

Every morning as I put on my lipstick and black eyeliner in front of the mirror, I am reminded of her face. Or lack of it.

from The Human Impact:

Undernourished and anaemic – the plight of India’s teen girls

April 26, 2012

The U.N.'s latest report on the state of the world's 1.2 billion adolescents gives food for thought, especially on the plight of India's girls aged between 10 and 19.

from Photographers' Blog:

Privileged witness to the start of life

March 6, 2012

By Vivek Prakash

It's an experience I will never forget. I have no children of my own, but when the day does come, maybe I'll be just a little bit more prepared for it.

On Delhi’s deadly roads, life-saving helmet not required for women

By Atish Patel
March 3, 2012

India’s roads are among the world’s most dangerous, claiming thousands of lives each year. Cows and elephants rub shoulders with sleek¬†foreign-made sports cars on highways across the country.

from Nita Bhalla:

Acid attacks: the faceless women you can’t forget

July 30, 2011

Since I met her over a week ago, I have been unable to forget.

Every morning as I put on my lipstick and black eyeliner in front of the mirror, I am reminded of her face. Or lack of it.

India must ask: where is the honour in killing?

June 25, 2010

Three men were arrested by Delhi police this week for “honour killings” days after the Supreme Court asked eight Indian states to stop these so-called “honour” killings, where family members, typically men, kill daughters and their husbands for apparently bringing dishonour to the family by marrying below their caste.

An easier end to unhappy marriages in India?

June 11, 2010

India’s cabinet this week cleared a proposal to amend the Hindu Marriage Act to allow “irretrievable breakdown of marriage” as a ground for divorce.

Some questions on the Women’s Reservation Bill

March 8, 2010

INDIAThe Women’s Reservation Bill has been introduced in the Rajya Sabha on the International Women’s Day.