Digging Wells To Fetch A Pail Of Water

India, the second-most populous country in the world, with about 1.3 billion population is one of the largest consumers of water. And its extremely high demand for water coupled with poor and unequal water distribution throughout the country has left people finding it extremely difficult to access water. As per Water.org, about 541 million Indians (41% of the population) lack access to improved sanitation. About 99 million (7%), don’t have access to safe water.

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Inequality: The Challenge Of Our Times

According to well known economist, Thomas Piketty, inequality may well be one of the most significant issues humanity is facing this century. Piketty in his new book, ‘Capital and Ideology’ argues that the levels of inequality we see in the period from the 1980’s till now parallels the highest levels of inequality the world has ever experienced which was in the period from 1880 right up to the onset of World War I.

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The Challenges Of Serving The Maternal Health Needs Of Adivasi Women

Near the end of the epic poem Ramayana, a pregnant Sita is banished to the forest by Rama. She seeks refuge in the sage Valmiki’s ashram, and shortly thereafter, gives birth to twin boys. For at least one young feminist (me!), this familiar story aroused both anger about the gendered unfairness of Sita’s abandonment and concern about her labour and delivery deep in the forest.

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