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Category Archive: blind friendly railway stations, Happiness, Human Rights, STREE, visually impaired

A small effort in making India accessible and inclusive

By: Varda Sharma While working in a corporate sector in Mysore, Pancham Cajla (B.Tech Mechanical) and Shakti S Cajla (B.Tech Mechanical) were part of various CSR initiatives. The work involved...

Casting our precious votes in the most conscious, judicious and matured manner

India has adopted a system of representative parliamentary democracy by choice. The three words-representative, parliamentary and democracy should be cardinal features of our political system. Under...

The last farewell

By: Dr. Monica Khanna When my grandmother passed away over a decade ago, and I wanted to be with her in her last journey, I was told that women do not go for funerals.  I was a little taken aback...

“Stop feeding formula milk to newborns without the parent’s consent”- Jincy Varghese

By: Varda Sharma Jincy Varghese (31), a software engineer and a resident of Panvel, Navi Mumbai had difficulty in breast feeding after giving birth to her child in February, 2017. Moreover, as she...

War against railway rowdies

By: Meena R. Prashant The brutal rape of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh (Nirbhaya) has left a permanent scar in each one of our memories. The world was outraged and the Indians did not stop protesting until...

‘La Gravitea’- A tea lounge with a difference

By: Varda Sharma At first glance ‘La Gravitea’ (a tea museum) at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand may look like any other tea lounge with comfortable seating arrangements, cozy atmosphere, aroma of...

From a child labourer to rescuing the likes – Anuradha’s journey of inspiration

For Anuradha Bhosle, Vice President of Avani, an NGO in Kolhapur (Maharashtra), childhood was certainly not a pleasant memory. Eleventh of the 12 children, Anuradha had to work as domestic help in...

‘Metta’- Foot Reflexology Centre run by the visually impaired

By: Varda Sharma There is calmness and serenity with light music playing at the backdrop. Lying on the back, a person experiences a total bliss as a pair of experienced hands weaves magic with their...

Candle march held in Pune to protest against Kathua, Unnao rapes

By: SNN Pune: A candle march was organized on 17th April, 2018 from Fergusson College to Rani Jhansi statue at Balgandharva Chowk, Pune to demand justice for the victims of Jammu and Kashmir’s...

Konkan Railway installs sanitary napkin vending machines on three stations on its route

Keeping in view the needs of women and as a gift for women commuters on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March, Konkan Railway has installed a sanitary napkin vending machine at...