Browsing All posts tagged under »India«

Ending Early Marriage In India

October 23, 2013


Boys and girls from the Saraniya community wearing garlands pose for pictures after their engagement ceremony. (Amit Dave/Reuters)  BY MALLIKA DUTT, SONALI KHAN/The Daily Beast Getting fathers on board to combat the practice is key to changing widespread cultural attitudes, say Breakthrough‘s Mallika Dutt and Sonali Khan. Last week India made the baffling decision not to co-sponsor […]

India: Battle of dark and fair

August 16, 2013


Actor, director and producer Nandita Das recently became the poster girl for the Dark Is Beautiful campaign, run by Chennaibased non-governmental group Women of Worth (WoW). The campaign exhorts people to ‘Stay Unfair. Stay Beautiful.’ Shanta Gokhale - Separating the best from the banal on mumbai’s culturescape When I read the story of a dark-skinned Indian […]

New Zealand Denies Visa to student because his wife is nearly 40 years older

July 7, 2013


Glyn Kessell, 59, and Balwinder Singh, 22, married three months after meeting at a hair salon. Picture: New Zealand Herald/ Brett Phibbs Source: Supplied NEW Zealand has denied a man’s visa application because his locally born wife is almost 40 years older than him. The New Zealand Herald reports that Balwinder Singh, 22, met New Zealander Glyn Kessell, […]

‘Only aunties wear sarees? Ridiculous!’

May 25, 2013

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Sabyasachi Mukherjee defends Vidya’s Cannes look, says respect not glamour was his brief. Vidya Balan‘s look at Cannes this year has raised eyebrows and inflamed opinions on an extreme scale. While most felt it overdosed on desi exotica, the man behind the look, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, will have none of it. “You want my point of view? I […]

India’s women: Big strides but a long way to go

March 21, 2013

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Indian women might have broken through the glass ceiling on the political, professional and corporate fronts, and urban women especially have made remarkable progress and asserted their independence in many areas involving their career and personal choices, but the fact remains that insecurity haunts them on the streets, in offices, in their own homes or even in the mother’s […]

Death By Cotton

March 17, 2013


In Maharashtra’s Mansawali village the story of farmer suicides persists as they continue to get entangled in the debt cycle of Bt cotton cultivation The former Sarpanch of Mansawali village, Ashok Khadase, does not stop counting the honours his village received during his tenure as the village head. Mansawali is located in Hinganghat tehsil of […]


October 17, 2012

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Music: #1′s from Australia, India and the US

July 11, 2012


Number one song this week from Australia is the winner of 2011 X Factor Australia  24 year old Reece Mastin’s Shout it Out This song is now number one on the charts in India.  Tum Hi Ho Bandhu is from the highly anticipated romantic comedy “Cocktail” that opens in India on Friday. The number two song is also […]

India yoga gigglers banned (early morning laughter riles grumpy neighbors)

June 19, 2012


They are designed to reduce stress and improve well-being, but one laughing yoga club in Mumbai had been ordered to stop its early morning giggling sessions after complaints from grumpy neighbours. The Bombay High Court told police to clamp down on the laughing yoga group after a 78-year-old resident complained it caused “mental agony, pain […]

Racist Parents Attempting to Oust an Indian Headmistress

March 14, 2012


A “playground mafia” of racist parents were involved in a campaign to oust an Indian headmistress from a primary school, an employment tribunal was told  Sudhana Singh (Note:The Position of Headmistress or Headteacher is similar to Principal) One man was heard to say “bloody Indian woman should not be in charge of our children” while […]


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