Monthly Archive: June, 2014

“Do I Dare, Disturb the universe?”

These posters have been created by Brazilian illustrator Carol Rossetti. When we saw these, our first thought was “Yes, Yes, Yes, it is okay, it really is okay for women to just be… Continue reading

AIDS PREVENTION: What’s Worked, What’s Not

2,100,000 people  are living with HIV in India, as per 2012 data.  Using infographics, we show our High Risk Groups by population numbers;  what’s worked and what’s not for the HIV and AIDS prevention/sensitization. … Continue reading

Giving a Fresh Start to Their Lives

In Gujarat, 4,85,000 children work as child labourers. (Census 2001) As part of the UNICEF – IKEA Foundation partnership on child rights programmes, Child Protection Committees (CPCs) were set up in 3450 villages in Gujarat.… Continue reading

Child Labour: Does It Strike You?

Children working is a common sight in India – young girls carrying water and/or washing utensils, young boys working in the fields or indulging in activities not compatible with their age such as… Continue reading

“Give me the Prime Minister’s number”

      Amma is a 73-year old matriarch. A thorough dynamite, if there was ever one. “Why am I not getting the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme? I am eligible… Continue reading

I WORK AS A ‘HUMAN TABLE’ AT INDIAN WEDDINGS BECAUSE I’M A WHITE GIRL

A telling story about racism, odd job profiles, and the random quirks of status and power and aspirations. One of the comments posted on the article, summed up my own take on it- “the… Continue reading

8 Words in Google Images

Last week’s campaign by ‘The Logical Indian’ against labelling women went viral on Facebook, and galloped my curiosity about the connotations words carry on their tiny poly-syllabic shoulders. Adjectives being ‘describing words’ were perfect… Continue reading

When I grow up I will be a good girl

Powerful One and a Half minute video on what little girls are taught: to be sweet, gentle, obedient and settle for what is prescribed. Do watch! Source: This is a body shop Malaysia… Continue reading

Don b angri sharon

Megha Singh writes about her experiences with domestic help in India and in Singapore. She further elaborates on the life of a maid in Singapore through a creative piece – an email a maid… Continue reading