Many women from outside India – specially developed world – are “renting wombs” of Indian women to have their babies. In a study recently published in Journal of Social Welfare and
Hunger is man-made in India: If India used Rice Growing techniques China and Indonesia use, it could feed 400 mn more!
China (197 million tonnes), India (131 Mt), and Indonesia (64 Mt) are the three largest Rice producers in the world. China had the highest productivity for rice farming and can
The World Bank knows. The Indian Supreme Court knows. Heck, even India’s Planning Commission knows it! But India’s Food Minister K.V. Thomas doesn’t know. That India’s food distribution is corrupt,
India is situation is interesting and plight incomparable. Here are three stats that portray India’s dichotomy: Three Indian states – Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal – have a combined population
Yesterday, the world observed International Women’s Day. Women are facing many issues over the world, specially in countries like India. The issues that a working woman faces in the urban
Two guys, Tushar Vashisht and Mathew Cherian – one an Investment Banker who studied at University of Pennsylvania and other from MIT – came to India to work at the UID
In this year’s Economic budget, the Indian Government has allocated Rs 40,100 crore for the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) program, in addition to the Rs.64000 crore sought by the Min
Washington-based Global Financial Integrity (GFI) recently published a report titled ‘The Drivers and Dynamics of Illicit Financial Flows from India: 1948-2008’, according to which India has lost Indi
Poverty is the worst state many imagine, but what can be worse than Poverty?
There has been a lot of hype around Slumdog Millionaire.. the Oscar, the poverty, the hunger and the rags to riches story. Now, while the poverty that the movie shows is very real.. the way out for the millions of “slumdogs” is not as easy as it has been shown. Most stories don’t end up on such a good note.
Four Oscars ago, a young girl, daughter of a prostitute in Kolkatta’s Sonagachi area had also made the trip to LA as the movie “Born into Brothels” by directors Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman won the Best Documentary Feature. Cakes were cut, photos were taken and then that young girl in her teens went back home. She promised that she will never follow her mother’s profession.
A few months later, she had entered the oldest profession. In September, 2005 she was rescued by the police as she was a minor. Now as an adult, she is one of the 5000 prostitutes in Sonagachi. She pays for her mother and thinks that her work has paid off well.. although she still wants to be out of this. But can she? Poverty and big powerful cartels won’t let her.