HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

Yes We Can

‘You don’t have to wear the pants’

Young girls are speaking the language of empowerment. Men and women are different, not better or worse, says celebrated actor and activist Shabana Azmi. After 16/12 rape, sexual harrassment biggest concern

Battling the veil in Khap land

If women bodies are the epitome of liberation for the fairer sex, in many villages and hamlets of Haryana, women are increasingly shunning ghunghat (veil) and leading an example. Deepti Verma reports. Quote unquote

She is high on tea

Many people in Wakro thought Basamlu Krisikro was making a mistake when she planted tea on her five hectare land. They felt she could have planted oranges instead, better still, opium. Rahul Karmakar writes. Quote, unquote

For her, toilets signify dignity

Kabita Nayak was married into a village with no toilets. Today, she has ensured every house has one. Her efforts have changed the environment and the lives of so many women. Priya Ranjan Sahu reports. quote unquote

An unlettered revolution in the hills

She cannot write her own name, but Kalavati Devi has written ‘revolution’ all over a village in Uttarakhand once dominated by the mafia. Deep Joshi reports. Quote unquote

An ode to women

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s time to recognise and salute the contributions of Indian women who have made a niche for themselves and brought a change in the society. Read to know more about this day…

Empowering women workers

The International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world. In order to make women safe in Delhi & NCR, Northern Railway has taken several initiatives which ensures a safer journey. It also promotes the growing participation of women in different fields with their initiatives.

Every day is Women's Day in Jhabua

In Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua district, women truly call the shots in all crucial segments of the district administration. Rahul Noronha reports.

In Kashmir, mothers of missing sons find strength in numbers

She was just 15 years old when her parents married her off to one of the handsomest boys in the village. Ten years later, in the early 90s, Abdul Rashid Ganai vanished and never returned.
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From Mary kaun to Mary Kom

I didn’t do anything an average tribal girl in a northeast Indian village didn’t. What you do, why you do is God’s wish, I was told. What you become is how you do what you decide to do, I was reminded. Every day is Women’s Day here | Have Your Say: Suggest a better slogan for 'Yes, We Can' | Full coverage: Yes, We Can

The right kind of sewa revives a forgotten craft

The intricate motifs of chikankari were never so fine in the eyes of the women who created them until they were appreciated by Runa Banerjee.

Firms offer safety tips, sprays

Contributing their bit to make International Women's Day more meaningful, operators of the pink auto service - meant for women commuters of the city - offered 20% discount on auto tariff on Friday.

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