Category Archive: Children

The Truth About Women’s Safety

The increased spotlight on “women’s safety” is personally and intellectually very disturbing for me. I work on gender based violence prevention and I’m one of the creators of a technology for personal safety… Continue reading

Black & Blue – The Colours Of Childhood

On a recent school visit for the noble purpose of sensitizing children about child rights and empowering them with the knowledge of the responsibility they bear of fighting for themselves, I came across… Continue reading

A Place to Call home

Back in 2009, I wrote a romanticised take on the life under the flyovers in Mumbai. I wasn’t in the mood of making any social point then and was just curiously observing an… Continue reading

BAT WOMEN: Self Made Heroes

Women in Purulia, West Bengal, 2013, December Women keeping count of their money, and maintaining a close record of girls under 18 whose families are looking to get them married. They plan to… 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

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

Thinking Clean & Green

Today is Earth Day, where thousands worldwide are doing their bit to raise awareness on the issue of environmental protection. Here is a  photo-story by our guest blogger and avid photographer Ambuj Dixit… Continue reading

Without Make-Up: The RTE Act

Institutional capacity and commitment to meaningfully implement social schemes in India have been patchy at best, and effete at worst. This blog-post looks at the state of implementation  of the Right To Education Act;… Continue reading