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Poverty And The Apathetic Indian

By SANJANA PEGU | NEWSLAUNDRY —- THE Indian state currently recognises me as an NRI which, as any non mainland Indian will tell you, is slightly bemusing since our relations with India has always been one of estrangement. Personally, my feelings towards the Indian nation state is moody and tenuous, somewhere between like and dislike,…

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Small Talk With Nalini Shekhar

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with Nalini…

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Many Firsts For India’s Third Gender

INDIA is one of the most forward-thinking countries when it comes to recognising non-binary genders, especially compared to many ‘progressive’ Western nations. Prior to colonial rule, mainstream society and religion accepted hijras, the term commonly used in South Asia to describe intersex or transgender individuals, as normal for centuries. Steps taken India’s constitution, in theory, protects…

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No To HIV Stigma, It’s Official

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is one of the world’s worst health epidemics. Today 36.7million people globally live with HIV, but 30% don’t even know it.  Despite the fact that two-thirds of sufferers live in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV is more widespread than we think. Due to its size, India actually has the third largest HIV…

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