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India home to one in every three child brides in world

In this June 17, 2012 photo, 16-year-old Vinod of Pali village in Bihar, is seen with his 14-year-old bride Pratima. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar About 27 per cent of women aged 20 to 49 years were married before age 15 in… Continue Reading →

#India – Brave Girl battles her own child marriage #mustread

The one who got away ADITI BHADURI, The Hindu, Akila at her college in Dharmapuri , Tamil Nadu. – Aditi Bhaduri   This brave teen took on her family to prevent her forced marriage. She looks like any other teenager… Continue Reading →

Every second child in Gujarat under age of five years undernourished

UNICEF says Gujarat social indicators not keeping pace with economic development Says almost every second child in Gujarat under age of five years undernourished and three out of four are anaemic BS Reporter  |  Ahmedabad  Chief minister Narendra Modi who has been projecting Gujarat model… Continue Reading →

3.1 million children under five die of malnutrition annually

  Author(s):  Jyotsna Singh Issue Date:  2013-6-10 Study says child mortality linked to maternal undernutrition, obesity Forty-five per cent of deaths of children below the age of five globally are attributed to malnutrition, says a study published as part of… Continue Reading →

BMC – Keep Off Privatising Education #mustread

Vol – XLVIII No. 23, June 08, 2013 | Anand Teltumbde,EPW Today it is the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s decision to privatise its schools, tomorrow it may be the resolution of all the other municipalities of the country. I am grateful to Simantini… Continue Reading →

India loses up to $46 billion to malnourishment #WTFnews

__ Author(s): Jitendra Issue Date: 2013-5-29 Report by children’s non-profit links childhood malnourishment to educational performance, adult income and GDP   Malnutrition decrease the gross domestic product (GDP) in low- and middle-income countries, says a report by international non-profit Save… Continue Reading →

The Reality behind Gujarat Model and Narendra Modi #mustshare

By Pravada Meethal, Facebook Did you know ? • Wages The wage rates of casual and regular workers of both men and women workers in rural and urban areas are very low compared to other States. As per the latest… Continue Reading →

Gujarat- Mirage of Development

Frontline 08MAR2013 GUJARAT Mirage of development LYLA BAVADAM Social development indicators in Gujarat are poor, proving that development in the State is lopsided. On a hot day last November near Rajkot, Ramjibhai Patel, an octogenarian farmer, pointed to the middle… Continue Reading →

The Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)’s reforms: transformative or cosmetic? #medicalethics

Rema Nagarajan 25 February 2013, 08:14 PM IST, TNN The Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)’s has dismantled its Committee on Immunisation which recommends vaccines to be included in the annual immunization schedule. It is being reconstituted as IAP Advisory Committee… Continue Reading →

Dalit women pledge to snatch their rights from oppressive social structures #empowerment

MOHAMMAD ALI NEW DELHI, December 5, 2012, The Hindu Sunita Devi couldn’t take her Class IX final exams because the date clashed with the day of her marriage. Nine years on, she has not only completed her BA, but also teaches… Continue Reading →

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