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HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014
Women who are empowering rural India
Archana Pale conducts workshops about women
Archana Pale conducts workshops about women's empowerment at Kalina, in Mumbai. (Vidya Subramanian/HT Photo)
Bindu a successful Kudumbasree worker, in Thiruvananthpuram, India. (Vivek Nair/HT Photo)
Bindu a successful Kudumbasree worker, in Thiruvananthpuram, India. (Vivek Nair/HT Photo)
Meghali Bora from Assam packs a rural economic revolution in her branded food products. (HT Photo)
Meghali Bora from Assam packs a rural economic revolution in her branded food products. (HT Photo)
Pooja Thakur, HIV AIDS activist, in her office in Chandigarh. (Rajnish Katyal/HT Photo)
Pooja Thakur, HIV AIDS activist, in her office in Chandigarh. (Rajnish Katyal/HT Photo)
Priyanka Bharti, brand ambassador for Sulabh, has convinced 40-odd families to get toilets constructed in their homes in Vishnupur. (Ashok Dutta/HT Photo)
Priyanka Bharti, brand ambassador for Sulabh, has convinced 40-odd families to get toilets constructed in their homes in Vishnupur. (Ashok Dutta/HT Photo)
Rajim Tandi decided to make women in her community speak up against domestic violence and turned activist. (Pradeep Dadsena/HT Photo)
Rajim Tandi decided to make women in her community speak up against domestic violence and turned activist. (Pradeep Dadsena/HT Photo)
In Sarpataha village, 35 km from Gorakhpur city, Ramrati Devi is a model farmer. (Ashok Dutta/HT Photo)
In Sarpataha village, 35 km from Gorakhpur city, Ramrati Devi is a model farmer. (Ashok Dutta/HT Photo)
Seema Devi, Sarpanch of Chausla village in Kaithal district in Haryana along with other village ladies discussing a point at her residence. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
Seema Devi, Sarpanch of Chausla village in Kaithal district in Haryana along with other village ladies discussing a point at her residence. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
Vandana Bahadur Maida, sarpanch of Khalkhandvi Gram Panchayat in Jhabua district of western Madhya Pradesh, in her office with the UN calendar in which she featured on the table. (Amit K Jaiswal/HT Photo)
Vandana Bahadur Maida, sarpanch of Khalkhandvi Gram Panchayat in Jhabua district of western Madhya Pradesh, in her office with the UN calendar in which she featured on the table. (Amit K Jaiswal/HT Photo)

Meghali Bora packs a rural economic revolution in her branded food products

In 2006, ten years after she started selling coconut ladoos to bail her husband out of a debt trap, Meghali Bora met Kangkaan Pegu, who suffered from bipolar disorder. It inspired her to start her organic food products brand.

Vandana Bahadur: A woman of steel in all-male gram panchayat

Through sheer determination, 32-year-old sarpanch of Khalkhandvi gram panchayat Vandana Bahadur has given woman a voice in this remote part of Jhabua district, around 170km west of Indore. Full coverage

Ramrati Devi, a champion of organic farming

In Sarpataha village, 35 km from Gorakhpur city, Ramrati Devi is one of the few people who have a pucca house. But that is not the only thing that sets apart this 56-year-old grandmother of two. She is also a model farmer.

Questioning the 'ritual' called domestic violence

Like most Dalit women in Pithora, a tehsil in Chhattisgarh, Rajim Tandi got married when she was still in her teens. Soon after, she realised her husband was an alcoholic and wife beater, like most other men in her village.

Aids widow with HIV+ family fights stigma

When she lost her husband to Aids in 2005, Pooja Thakur was 23 years old and a mother of three children. "We are hopeful that once the HIV/Aids Bill is passed, it will help stop discrimination against people living with HIV/Aids," she says.

This Rose chose to pluck the thorns from Jharkhand's oppressed women

Even at the ripe age of 74, Rose Kerketta's job is not complete. She is a writer, tribal rights activist and one of the founders of the Mahila Samakhya, a government undertaking that helps rehabilitate women subjected to oppression in society.

Meet the voice of Mumbai's economically weak women

Archana Pale is the face and voice of Mumbai's economically weaker urban women, a battle-hardened social activist who has been single-handedly fighting for the rights of slum-dwellers for over 15 years now.

21-year-old stands for the need for sanitation

"No toilet at home, so what? We all defecate in the open and so must you." These words from her mother-in-law on April 13, 2012, changed the life of 19-year-old Priyanka Bharti the very first day she reached her husband's house.

25-year-old sarpanch in Haryana village who opposed ghoonghat

Seema Devi, a 25-year-old sarpanch, did not just drop the 'ghoonghat'. She lifted the dark veil of gender bias and let in the light of reason into a sleepy village in Haryana's Kaithal district, some 150 km from capital Chandigarh.

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