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Features

Toilet woman of India: The woman Narendra Modi is scared of

Aniket Kumar & Sabha Beaten, sexually assaulted and yet kept struggling: the story of Pragya Akhilesh, also called the ‘Toilet woman of India’ and ‘Omvedt of Bihar.’ On the streets of Araria and Begusarai, she scares not only the SBM officials with her record breaking data on toilets showcasing 1.3 lakh dry toilets in only …

Events and Activism

Providing ‘free’ safety kits to sanitation workers is not a favour: An open letter to Arvind Kejriwal

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  Dear Arvind Kejriwal, In the workshop organized by Delhi Jal Board on 15/7/2019 at Talkatora Stadium1 you said that you feel “dejected to hear about the deaths of sanitation workers” and that “we are concerned about the lives of sanitation workers and will give free safety kits to those working in Delhi so that …

Features

How Singaara Chennai killed Mr Palanichamy, a sanitation worker and an Arunthathiyar

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  Murali Shanmugavelan and Kadhiravan Chennai floods have spontaneously moved people from ‘all walks of life’ to help each other: users of social media; the otherwise not-so-socially-conscious-middle-class; Chennai celebrities; film actors; Indian army; and the questionable mainstream media joined hands to provide humanitarian assistance to victims of Chennai flood.   People and Celebrities opened their …

Gender

Pushpa Balmiki: I decided to fight

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– An interview with Pushpa Balmiki [This interview was first published as “My restlessness grew and started taking form quite early” in the March-April 2005 issue of Insight magazine. R. B. Rawat conducted the interview] Pushpa Balmiki is the founder of Adharshila, an NGO working in the Tarai Region of UP. She has represented Dalit …